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Join First Liberty Institute attorneys every Friday during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic for an in-depth look at the legality of state-mandated restrictions and your right to live out your faith.

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Join First Liberty Institute attorneys every Friday during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic for an in-depth look at the legality of state-mandated restrictions and your right to live out your faith.

    How Did We Do It? A Look Back with Kelly Shackelford

    How Did We Do It? A Look Back with Kelly Shackelford

    There’s no play book for protecting religious liberty during a worldwide pandemic.  President, CEO, and Chief Counsel of First Liberty Kelly Shackelford sits down with Justin and Jeremy to discuss how First Liberty thought through the impending threat to defend religious liberty for all Americans.

    • 27 min
    Who’s Liable after COVID-19?

    Who’s Liable after COVID-19?

    One of the concerns about life after COVID-19 is that, despite trying their best to follow the guidance and rules from the CDC, state, and local government, someone might still contract the coronavirus and try to blame religious organizations for it.  Justin and Jeremy sit down with Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) to sort through what that means for religious liberty.

    • 22 min
    Personal Rights, Authoritarianism, and Post-Pandemic America

    Personal Rights, Authoritarianism, and Post-Pandemic America

    Senator Ted Cruz joins Justin and Jeremy on this week’s episode to discuss personal rights during the COVID-19 pandemic and the interplay between religious freedom and authoritarianism. We also discuss Senator Cruz’s thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect America’s approach to our foundational freedoms in the future.If you would like to subscribe to Senator Cruz’s podcast Verdict, which we discussed during this episode, you may find it here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/verdict-with-ted-cruz/To learn more about First Liberty's response to the COVID-19 crisis, go to https://firstliberty.org/covid-19 

    • 29 min
    Protecting Your First Freedom

    Protecting Your First Freedom

    Former First Liberty network Attorney and former Acting Attorney General of the US Matt Whitaker joins Justin and Jeremy to discuss protecting your First Amendment rights as houses of worship begin to re-open. In particular, they will dive into current cases in Kentucky and Washington State.

    • 18 min
    Guidance for Churches and Reopening America

    Guidance for Churches and Reopening America

    Jeremy and Justin are joined by Dr. Albert Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Charmaine Yoest of the Heritage Foundation to discuss the things churches should consider as they prepare for in person worship services and what the path forward for reopening America looks like for people of faith.When can we go back to church?First Liberty Institute is committed to ensuring that places of worship can safely balance efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 with the freedom to hold religious services consistent with their faith traditions. As America begins the reopening process, this resource can assist religious, civic, and community leaders, and places of worship, as they gradually reopen their doors.Download FLI’s Recommendations for Reopening Places of Worship 

    • 33 min
    Religious Liberty in the Time of Pandemic

    Religious Liberty in the Time of Pandemic

    First Liberty’s Justin Butterfield and Jeremy Dys are joined by Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler of Missouri and President of the Washington D.C. based Family Research Council Tony Perkins to discuss what religious liberty looks like in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 27 min

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