Free Market’s Legal Division Wins Major Religious Liberty Case

A huge victory for pastors and churches.  Praise God for the work of the Liberty Legal Institute.

Texas Supreme Court rules 9-0,

 reversing 3-0 decision below


The Texas Supreme Court ruled 9-0 on Friday in Westbrook v. Penley, reversing a 3-0 decision below. Free Market President Kelly Shackelford and Director of Litigation Hiram Sasser argued the case in September 2006.

The case below opened up litigation by disgruntled members against all pastors and churches across Texas . The Texas Supreme Court, in a sweeping 9-0 decision, reversed the decision below and, for the first time in the state’s history, provided a broad shield of protection for all pastors and churches.

“We are very excited,” said Shackelford. “This is the first case in Texas of its kind. To get this kind of complete victory and protection for pastors and churches is humbling. To God be the Glory.”

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