Challenges and Victories

Amidst the many challenges Liberty Counsel faced in 2018, we also experienced many important victories.

This past June was filled with good news from the Supreme Court. As I sat in the Court on the first Monday in June, I held my breath as Justice Kennedy read the opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop. A wave of relief came over me when he concluded in favor of Jack Philips, who refused to make a cake to celebrate a same-sex "marriage" ceremony.
 
But, there was more! Later that month, the Court sided with crisis pregnancy centers in our challenge against a California law that forced them to post a notice in large letters referring women to abortion providers. This was a life and death ruling!
 
Then there was the gift within a gift. In the crisis pregnancy center opinion, the Court addressed two of our original cases challenging laws that banned any counsel to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior, or gender confusion. The Court overruled both cases and adopted our arguments! This was an unexpected blessing and will pave the way for us to strike down these harmful laws.
 
But, the best news of all was when Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. Kennedy had been the adverse swing vote in abortion and same-sex marriage opinions.
 
The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh was bitterly contested because the culture of death is maniacally devoted to abortion. We were so involved in the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh that our lead DC staff member was invited to the swearing-in ceremony at the White House and was recognized as one of the most influential people for the confirmation.


+ + A new day has dawned at the Supreme Court!
It is not a matter of if, but when, the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. And, I believe the High Court's prior decision on same-sex "marriage" will also be overturned. 
And... in case you missed my earlier announcement, I am excited to share some news about the expansion of our ministry in Washington, DC.

We have had a legal and public policy office in the nation's Capital since 2007, but now we also have a spiritual and evangelistic ministry. Faith & Action, which we have renamed Faith & Liberty, has been very effective since 1994, but now it will be even more effective as a part of Liberty Counsel. I am bursting to share more of the details in the New Year.

+ + $100,000 Challenge Grant has been issued to our online partners!
 
Today, every tax-deductible gift you make will effectively be doubled in your support of our vital work defending the free speech rights of pro-life citizens and organizations across the nation. That is possible because of a generous $100,000 Challenge Grant.

Go here now to make your best possible tax-deductible gift to help Liberty Counsel fight back and win in courtrooms across America:


Donate now


At Liberty Counsel, we must challenge each and every threat to our religious and free speech liberties and advance God-ordained life, liberty, faith and family. We must be equipped and prepared to fight these battles in every local, state, and federal jurisdiction, including the United States Supreme Court.

The fact is, we must commit significant legal resources to such cases, at times with little or no notice from the courts.

Now, more than ever, we need your prayers and financial support.

Please act now while we have the challenge grant opportunity until the end of the year. Your gift made today or before midnight December 31st will be effectively doubled.

Anita and I, and the entire Liberty Counsel team, give thanks to the Lord for your partnership with this ministry. Thank you for your ongoing prayers and financial support!
 
Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman

P.S. We must end 2018 on firm financial footing and prepare for the many challenges we know are ahead in 2019.

If your gift is postmarked on or before midnight December 31 in your time zone, whether it is made by credit card, debit authorization, check, or cash, it will be tax-deductible for 2018 to the extent allowable by law.  And, working together, we can fully meet the providential Year-End Challenge Grant we have been given! 

Thank you for faithfully standing with Liberty Counsel as we fight to restore the culture by advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family. We are grateful for friends like you who stand with us.

Go here to make your gift today by check or credit card:


Donate now


 

This past June was filled with good news from the Supreme Court. As I sat in the Court on the first Monday in June, I held my breath as Justice Kennedy read the opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop. A wave of relief came over me when he concluded in favor of Jack Philips, who refused to make a cake to celebrate a same-sex "marriage" ceremony.
 
But, there was more! Later that month, the Court sided with crisis pregnancy centers in our challenge against a California law that forced them to post a notice in large letters referring women to abortion providers. This was a life and death ruling!
 
Then there was the gift within a gift. In the crisis pregnancy center opinion, the Court addressed two of our original cases challenging laws that banned any counsel to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior, or gender confusion. The Court overruled both cases and adopted our arguments! This was an unexpected blessing and will pave the way for us to strike down these harmful laws.
 
But, the best news of all was when Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. Kennedy had been the adverse swing vote in abortion and same-sex marriage opinions.
 
The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh was bitterly contested because the culture of death is maniacally devoted to abortion. We were so involved in the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh that our lead DC staff member was invited to the swearing-in ceremony at the White House and was recognized as one of the most influential people for the confirmation.


+ + A new day has dawned at the Supreme Court!
It is not a matter of if, but when, the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. And, I believe the High Court's prior decision on same-sex "marriage" will also be overturned. 
And... in case you missed my earlier announcement, I am excited to share some news about the expansion of our ministry in Washington, DC.

We have had a legal and public policy office in the nation's Capital since 2007, but now we also have a spiritual and evangelistic ministry. Faith & Action, which we have renamed Faith & Liberty, has been very effective since 1994, but now it will be even more effective as a part of Liberty Counsel. I am bursting to share more of the details in the New Year.

+ + $100,000 Challenge Grant has been issued to our online partners!
 
Today, every tax-deductible gift you make will effectively be doubled in your support of our vital work defending the free speech rights of pro-life citizens and organizations across the nation. That is possible because of a generous $100,000 Challenge Grant.

Go here now to make your best possible tax-deductible gift to help Liberty Counsel fight back and win in courtrooms across America:


Donate now


At Liberty Counsel, we must challenge each and every threat to our religious and free speech liberties and advance God-ordained life, liberty, faith and family. We must be equipped and prepared to fight these battles in every local, state, and federal jurisdiction, including the United States Supreme Court.

The fact is, we must commit significant legal resources to such cases, at times with little or no notice from the courts.
Now, more than ever, we need your prayers and financial support.

Please act now while we have the challenge grant opportunity until the end of the year. Your gift made today or before midnight December 31st will be effectively doubled.

Anita and I, and the entire Liberty Counsel team, give thanks to the Lord for your partnership with this ministry. Thank you for your ongoing prayers and financial support!
 
Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman

P.S. We must end 2018 on firm financial footing and prepare for the many challenges we know are ahead in 2019.

If your gift is postmarked on or before midnight December 31 in your time zone, whether it is made by credit card, debit authorization, check, or cash, it will be tax-deductible for 2018 to the extent allowable by law.  And, working together, we can fully meet the providential Year-End Challenge Grant we have been given! 

Thank you for faithfully standing with Liberty Counsel as we fight to restore the culture by advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family. We are grateful for friends like you who stand with us.

Go here to make your gift today by check or credit card:


Donate now