We Are at the Supreme Court

Nov 16, 2021

Yesterday, Liberty Counsel’s legal team was in two separate federal courts—one of which was the U.S. Supreme Court—fighting for every American’s First Amendment freedom of religion and free speech. I will present oral argument at the High Court in January on a case that will impact the entire nation.

As we filed our Supreme Court brief, we were also fighting in federal court on behalf of service members against Joe Biden’s unlawful shot mandates.

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The City of Boston has a beautiful city square, used for all sorts of community events. The city designated its city hall flagpoles as one of several “public forums” for “all applicants” for private events to recognize the diverse communities and history of Boston and Massachusetts.

Over the last 12 years, Boston approved 284 private flags raised temporarily in conjunction with a group event at the base of the flagpole. The city’s own website declares:

We want to create an environment in the city where everyone feels included, and is treated with respect. … Our goal is to foster diversity and build and strengthen connections among Boston’s many communities.

EXCEPT CHRISTIANS! Boston would prefer to silence them.

During the week of Constitution Day in 2017, Camp Constitution applied to hold an event to celebrate Christian contributions to Boston and Massachusetts. The first vice president and second president, John Adams, himself a professed Christian, lived in Massachusetts.

During the short one-hour program, Camp Constitution applied to raise the “Christian flag” on the City’s “public forum” open to “all applicants.”

Over the past 12 years, Boston approved 284 applications with NO denials. But the city denied this request solely because the flag was called “Christian” on the application.

We lost this case twice in the lower district court, then lost twice at the court of appeals. But the Supreme Court has taken up the case and will issue a ruling that will impact the entire country!

STOP THE SILENCING OF CHRISTIAN SPEECH!

Yesterday, we filed our opening brief with the Supreme Court. I will present oral arguments before the High Court in mid-January. Please be in prayer for a successful result that will stop the silencing of Christian speech.

The City of Boston is not the only government group attempting to silence Christians and people of faith. We have defended pastors and churches who were arrested, criminally charged and fined hundreds of thousands of dollars merely for opening their churches.

Yesterday, our team was also in another federal court where we are SUING Joe Biden over his illegal forced COVID shot mandates.

In Navy SEAL 1 v. Biden, Liberty Counsel is defending members of the military, federal employees and civilian contractors from Biden’s shot mandates. Each of our clients has applied for a religious exemption.

Yet military members are being abused and pressured to sin against God or face severe discipline, including court-martial and dishonorable discharge.

Last Friday, the Department of Justice produced documents the court requested. Of the 16,646 religious exemptions produced, EVERY ONE HAS BEEN DENIED. This shocking admission proves our point—Biden is running roughshod over the Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The pressure on these military heroes is so intense that the chaplains fear the rate of suicide will increase.

HELP US DEFEND THOSE WHO DEFEND OUR FREEDOM. HELP US STOP THE MANDATES!

Meanwhile, we also have lawsuits filed in Maine (which is now at the Supreme Court) and New York fighting for health care workers against unlawful mandates.

TODAY we are in federal court on behalf of health care workers in Illinois. We won an emergency restraining order. Now we are seeking to extend it and include the entire class of workers.

Liberty Counsel WILL NOT allow these attempts to eradicate religious liberty to stand!

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“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you” (Deut. 31:6).

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel


Sources:

“Boston Censorship of Religious Viewpoint - Liberty Counsel.” n.d. Lc.org. Accessed November 15, 2021. lc.org/newsroom/details/081720-boston-censorship-of-religious-viewpoint.

“Health Care Employees Sue NorthShore University HealthSystem.” 2021. Lc.org. Accessed October 26, 2021. lc.org/newsroom/details/102521-health-care-employees-sue-northshore-university-healthsystem.

“Liberty Counsel Challenges Biden’s Unlawful Shot Mandates - Liberty Counsel.” n.d. Lc.org. lc.org/newsroom/details/102621-liberty-counsel-challenges-bidens-unlawful-shot-mandates.

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