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The SavvyCast

Jun 9, 2023

In recent years, many of us have grown increasingly concerned with the state of religious freedom in our country. This week, Matt Krause shares how First Liberty Institute is protecting religious freedom for all Americans. 

Episode At A Glance:

This week on The SavvyCast, Matt Krause joins me to talk about First Liberty Institue. First Liberty is the nation's largest legal organization dedicated exclusively to defending Americans' religious liberty. While most of their clients are Protestant Christians, First Liberty will represent anyone no matter their religion, and they have a win rate of over 90%. In this episode, Matt shares how First Liberty is protecting religious freedom, how everyday people can make a difference in this fight, and so much more! 

Who Is Matt Krause?

Matt Krause serves as Of Counsel with First Liberty Institute. Along with litigation matters, Matt helps in a variety of other areas such as donor development and media outreach. He is currently finishing up his fifth term in the Texas House of Representatives. Since 2013, he has represented House District 93 in Tarrant County. He currently serves as the Chairman of the General Investigating Committee. During his five terms in the House, Matt has consistently been recognized for his efforts to defend and advance religious liberties. Additionally, Texas Values has named him a “Faith and Family Champion” several times. He has also received special recognition from pro-life groups for his efforts to defend the preborn. Matt was a founder and Co-Chairman of the Texas Prayer Caucus and a founder and officer of the Texas Freedom Caucus.

Prior to joining the Texas Legislature, Matt ran the Texas office for a national non-profit constitutional litigation firm. Matt was also part of the inaugural class at Liberty University School of Law. During his time in law school, Matt served as the President of the Student Bar Association, was an Editor for the Law Review, and was a member of the national moot court team. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and is licensed by the State Bar of Texas.

Questions Answered In This Episode:

  • What is First Liberty doing to protect everyone’s religious freedoms, even those who are not religious?
  • How is First Liberty structured differently than a typical legal institution? How do they use affiliate attorneys?
  • What is the lemon test? And what is the history and tradition test?
  • What is the history behind our country limiting public displays of religion?
  • How can YOU make a difference in the fight for religious freedom?

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