What to Pray

Prayer Requests

Let’s remember the verse in Galatians when it seems like some of our cases won’t budge.  "So let’s not get tired of doing what is good (prayer).  At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” - Galatians 6:9 

This week we request prayer for these ACTIVE LITIGATION MATTERS:

American Humanists Association v. Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission –
We are representing The American Legion in this case attacking the Bladensburg (MD) World War I Veterans Memorial.  In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, the American Humanists are challenging the constitutionality of this historic veterans memorial.  Please continue to pray as we defend this veterans memorial.  On behalf of The American Legion, we are seeking to intervene into this case.  Please pray for favor with the Federal Judge in Maryland as she considers our request to intervene into the case. 

Hewitt v. King, NC –
In this case, Liberty Institute represents The American Legion in defending a veterans memorial located in a public park in King, NC.  The case is set for status conference on July 24.  Please pray for our attorneys as they continue to prepare this case and for the federal judge as he considers pending motions.

James v. Fox Sports –
Please continue to pray for our case representing Craig James against his former employer, Fox Sports, who terminated him because ofhis views concerning marriage.  We specifically ask for prayer as we proceed with a charge of religious discrimination before the Texas Workforce Commission.

Matthews v. Kountze ISD –
In May, the Beaumont Court of Appeals issued its decision dismissing this case.  While we are grateful that we won on behalf of the Kountze cheerleaders and their right to quote the Bible in their school district, we are disappointed that the court of appeals did not extend that protection to other school districts.  Please pray as we consider our legal options including an appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.

Trunk v. U.S. and Mt. Soledad Memorial Association –
On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the request by our client, the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association, to review early the case, Mt. Soledad Memorial Association v. Steve Trunk, which involves the constitutionality of the historic 29-foot-tall Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial cross in San Diego, CA.  As a result of this denial, the case heads back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, with a subsequent appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court likely at a later date.  Please continue to pray for our attorneys as they prepare this case to be reheard in the circuit court.  

Prescott v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission & American Atheists v. Thompson –
Along with the Attorney General of Oklahoma, we are defending the Oklahoma Ten Commandments’ display that sits outside the Oklahoma State Capitol in two separate lawsuits.  The ACLU is representing a group of plaintiffs challenging this monument in state court.  The American Atheists have also filed a lawsuit in federal court.  Please continue praying for our attorneys as we work on these important cases and for both the state and federal court judges assigned to these cases.  

Schneider v. Congregation Toras Chaim –
Please continue praying for us as we represent a Jewish synagogue that is being sued by an individual who does not want the synagogue in the neighborhood where he lives.  Discovery and pre-litigation matters are proceeding.  Please pray for wisdom and favor as we prepare this case for trial.

Tutka v. Phillipsburg (NJ) School District –
We are representing schoolteacher, Walt Tutka, who was fired for handing a student a Bible.  The EEOC is investigating this claim and has recently asked for additional information during its investigation.  Please pray as the EEOC continues its investigation.

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