America Is Worth Celebrating

Jul 3, 2020

On behalf of all of us at Liberty Counsel, I want to wish you a wonderful Independence Day weekend as we celebrate our cherished freedom!

While 2020 has been a challenging year, America is worth celebrating!

You and I live in a beautiful land of freedom and opportunity, which is why so many people throughout the world STILL want to come here. People like those risking their lives to flee communist Venezuela for freedom on our shores.

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Independence Day gives you and me the opportunity to thank God for the incredible sacrifice of our Founding Fathers who put their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor at risk to win freedom. Our nation's Founders laid the groundwork of ordered liberty on which successive generations have built our country into the free and prosperous nation it is.

The Founders were deeply influenced by a Judeo-Christian worldview that shaped their political ideals. The Declaration of Independence, as Thomas Jefferson noted, was a reflection of the American mind.

The revolutionary thought that our rights come from God, not government, and that the sole purpose of government is to protect these unalienable rights, gave birth to the greatest country on earth.

On this Independence Day, we celebrate our nation’s founding principles and enjoy the blessing of freedom. But freedom's future depends on our steadfastness and dedication today. As Ronald Reagan eloquently said...

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation.

The year of 2020 has brought significant challenges to our American way of life. Some of the world’s most powerful people manufactured a panic over a virus that wound up being little more than the flu. Economic livelihoods were lost as politicians shut down their states. Churches were illegally shuttered and even threatened with demolishment. Pastors and churchgoers alike were criminally charged for opening and attending their own churches. People were ordered to remain in their homes with businesses closed. Yet thousands were encouraged into the streets spewing open hatred of America and her Judeo-Christian values. Freedoms were snatched by petty tyrants even as they illegally shuttered churches and criminally charged pastors who refused to comply.

It is Liberty Counsel's intense passion to preserve our nation's freedom.

Since 1989 Liberty Counsel has led the fight to defend religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the family. Our cases defending the pastors and churchgoers criminally charged for opening and attending their churches continue in four separate U.S. Courts of Appeals. And we continue to advise and defend thousands of churches nationwide through the shutdown crisis, even as we continue to defend all of the many other religious freedom cases before us, including:

  • Two cases before the Supreme Court and amicus briefs filed in several other Supreme Court cases
  • Change Counseling – the right of Christians to offer and receive Bible based counseling
  • Christian Flag – the right to fly a Christian flag
  • Nativity Scene – the right to display a Nativity
  • Constitution Week – the right to express Christian viewpoints on the Constitution in the public forum
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Clubs. Liberty Counsel represents Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) nationwide. We have never lost a CEF case.
  • Sandra Merritt – we continue to defend Sandra against the civil and criminal cases filed against her for exposing Planned Parenthood’s sick “Baby Parts for Sale” scheme.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center – we continue to defend ourselves from the attacks of this disinformation group who falsely lists Liberty Counsel as a hate group.

Thirty-one years ago, the Lord called Anita and I to form Liberty Counsel to defend America’s precious religious liberty. With your help, we continue to answer that call every single day.

And now, facing the chaos before us, defending freedom has never been more important.

Not only can we live in freedom, but so that future generations can live in freedom as well. It is our duty to preserve liberty.

The baton of freedom has been handed to us and we must run the race and carry it across the finish line.

The last thing we want to do is see freedom overtaken on our watch.

I hope you will join us in praying for our country, defending freedom and supporting the efforts of Liberty Counsel as we work to advance family, faith and freedom in our beloved nation.

With your prayerful support, we will continue working to keep Liberty's flame bright!

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In Christ,

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman

P.S. July is the beginning of our 2020-2021 Fiscal Year. The extreme caseload we have handled in the last 12 months has drained our resources considerably. Our defense of Planned Parenthood “Baby Parts for Sale” whistleblower Sandra Merritt, for instance, has been the most expensive case in Liberty Counsel history.

And our defense of the pastors arrested for holding church, plus the education and defense of literally thousands of others of churches illegally forced to be closed across the country, has significantly drained our litigation fund.

Recognizing this challenging situation, a generous friend who values our mission has created a CHALLENGE GRANT! Every dollar donated right now will be DOUBLED in impact! Please, make your best possible gift today so religious liberty can flourish tomorrow. Select here or the graphic below.