Piercing the Darkness With God's Light

Dec 8, 2022

Ephesians 5:11 says, “Do not participate in the useless deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them.”

Thank you for helping Liberty Counsel shine the light of God’s truth and righteousness in this dark world. When you read our updates and listen to our podcasts, you quickly learn that Liberty Counsel has been very busy this year defending your religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the family.

Here are some examples:

  • We WON a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling where all the Justices agreed that censoring the Christian flag in Boston was religious viewpoint discrimination and a violation of the First Amendment. The High Court stated that Boston violated the Constitution by censoring Camp Constitution’s private flag in a public forum open to “all applicants” merely because the application referred to it as a “Christian flag.” The flag finally flew in August on the Boston City Hall Plaza public forum flagpole as an enthusiastic crowd cheered to celebrate the first day free of unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination. Boston also was ordered to pay Liberty Counsel for attorney’s fees and costs.

  • We filed an amicus brief when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a high school football coach who was fired for silently praying on the field after games. The High Court ruled that the Bremerton School District violated both the First Amendment Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses when it fired Coach Joe Kennedy for having prayer on the 50-yard line of the football field after the game. The Court also cited our case regarding the Christian flag when it finally buried the terrible 51-year-old court-made “Lemon test” that has caused so much damage to the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

  • We WON a historic, first-of-its-kind class action settlement against a private employer, NorthShore University HealthSystem, on behalf of more than 500 health care workers who were unlawfully discriminated against and denied religious exemptions from the COVID shot mandate. NorthShore had to pay $10,337,500 to compensate these health care employees and restore their positions after firing them for their religious beliefs against taking an injection associated with aborted fetal cells.

  • We WON class action relief and a classwide preliminary injunction on behalf of all U.S. Marines who were denied religious accommodations from the COVID shots. Then in January 2023, we will return to the U.S. District Court of Florida seeking to convert the classwide preliminary injunction to a permanent injunction.

  • We present oral argument on December 14 at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a Lt. Colonel of the U.S. Marines and a Navy Commander of a Warship against the Department of Defense’s unconstitutional shot mandate.

  • We filed an amicus brief on behalf of African American and Hispanic churches when the U.S. Supreme Court finally overturned the horrible 1973 Roe v. Wade and 1992 Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey abortion decisions. The High Court also cited our brief in the long-awaited ruling in which we presented argument that the roots of abortion are “motivated by a desire to suppress the size of the African American population.”

  • We WON a free speech victory for licensed counselors against radical activists attempting to prevent them from providing lifesaving counseling to minors who are struggling with same-sex attractions, behaviors and gender identities. As a result, now counselors in Florida, Georgia and Alabama are free to help their minor clients.

  • We continue to defend Sandra Merritt against the vicious two-front attack by Planned Parenthood and its government allies in the most expensive case in Liberty Counsel’s history. This courageous grandmother exposed the abortion giant’s horrific trade in selling aborted baby body parts. Instead of Planned Parenthood paying for its criminal activity, this evil organization has thrown its corrupt power at Sandra with lawsuits that seek millions of dollars and could put her behind bars for more than a decade.

None of these battles can be won without your prayers and generous gifts! Liberty Counsel can WIN when we show up to the fight. The only limit on confronting every threat is resources. However, your generous gift can bring victory to those who need it most.

Thankfully, generous donors have provided a $1,000,000 Year-End Challenge Grant.

That means every dollar you donate between now and the end of the year will be effectively DOUBLED. Your gift of $50 will become $100; $250 will be doubled in impact to $500; $1,000 expands to $2,000 of impact, etc.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Make a donation on our website by midnight, December 31, in your time zone;

  • Send a check postmarked by December 31 to Liberty Counsel, P.O. Box 540774, Orlando, FL 32854; or

  • Call in your credit or debit card gift to 407-875-1776 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET by December 31.

It is very important that Liberty Counsel meet the full goal of the $1,000,000 YEAR-END CHALLENGE GRANT to continue to fight more critical battles and pierce the darkness with God’s light.

THANK YOU for partnering with Liberty Counsel!

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel