This Will Not Be Easy, But...

Jan 9, 2023

The year 2023 looks as if it will be another busy one defending religious liberty. As we begin this New Year, I am excited about building on the victories from 2022 and breaking new ground. The battle ahead will not be easy, but we know Who holds the future in His hand!

In addition to all the other assaults on freedom, along comes the “drag queen” performances with shocking displays targeting children. I will give a glimpse of what we are now facing while sparing you the gross details.

We have a mountain of legal work ahead of us, and I would like to share some of the road ahead with you today. — Mat

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We have a busy year ahead. The attacks on Christianity, morality, life and religious freedom abound, but Liberty Counsel will not rest until life and liberty are protected for all Americans.

Here is a look at our upcoming legal work:

  • Military: In February, we will go to trial in our massive class action lawsuit defending Marines against Joe Biden’s unlawful shot mandates. And we continue to push for class certification of the Coast Guard and continuing protections for the rest of the military. We now have classwide injunctions for the Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Marines. We will not leave any warrior on the battlefield.

  • Sandra Merritt: Sandra’s criminal trial will be scheduled some time in the first quarter of 2023. Sandra faces years in prison and multimillion-dollar fines for her undercover journalism that exposed Planned Parenthood’s evil “Baby Parts for Sale” scheme. This case could also go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Christian Counseling Bans 1: We must finalize our work on Otto v. City of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, which overturned bans on Christian counseling in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. And we are preparing litigation to end Christian counseling bans in other cities and states, as well.

  • Christian Counseling Bans 2: Vazzo v. City of Tampa (which we won, striking down the ban) is also pending at the same Court of Appeals. We expect a final settlement in this case very soon.

  • Kim Davis: The case for the Christian clerk in Kentucky who refused to sign her name to same-sex marriage certificates is up for appeal. We believe this case may travel all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ultimately overturn the Obergefell 5-4 “same-sex marriage” opinion that began this mess. The first person arrested for refusing to affix her name and title to a same-sex marriage license could be the person to overturn this opinion that has no basis in the Constitution.

  • Shot Mandates: We continue to represent and defend Americans of all stripes from unlawful shot mandates, including health care workers, transplant patients, students, employees, service members, members of the Naples orchestra and more.

Overall, we have many more cases pending, and Liberty Counsel continues to help thousands of Americans just like you who have had their religious rights negated by tyrants refusing to follow the law.

The targeted indoctrination and grooming of children by the radical LGBTQ “transgender” and “drag queen” agenda is real and sickening. We are working with heartbroken parents who have learned that their precious son or daughter has been groomed and misled by school officials, including through drag queen performances that are obscene and upsetting.

“A Drag Queen Christmas” show in Austin, Texas, assaulted children with simulated sex acts. Performers accepted money from kids as young as 10 and asked if they were “confused yet.”

I will spare you the upsetting and gross details of this filth. My heart hurts for these children. Images of this nature can become seared in the brain and cause confusion and harm to children.

Another performance in a different venue simulated a bloody abortion. This demonic assault on children must stop. We will not remain silent when children are the target of these evil performances.

We need YOUR HELP more than ever. We have more depositions to complete before our February 27 trial date in the class action case for the U.S. Marines. Some of the most critical depositions with high-level brass are just around the corner.

As we begin this New Year, a brand-new Challenge Grant has been established to DOUBLE THE IMPACT of every donation made today. Please, give generously today.

May the Lord bless you and your family in this New Year!

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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