Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sharing Faith with the Fans


For years, Sports Fan Outreach International (SFOI) has spread the Gospel to fans at major sporting events across the U.S. and the world. This weekend, the group gears up to share the Word with fans in New Orleans at Super Bowl XLVII, and Liberty Institute is helping to ensure their rights are protected.

Over the past few years, Liberty has worked with SFOI to provide its members with important information on their constitutional rights to Free Speech and Free Exercise of Religion. We also work closely with host city officials and local police authorities to confirm that religious free speech and the free distribution of religious literature will not be impeded.

During the events, Liberty Institute attorneys and our volunteer attorneys stand by to consult with police and security personnel to ensure that laws are fairly enforced. In the past, city law enforcement officials have used general terms like “solicitation bans” to impede Christians from lawfully and peacefully sharing their faith, but Liberty Institute is dedicated to securing the First Amendment rights of these short-term missionaries.

Through our work, SFOI has successfully shared their faith with thousands of sports fans across the country without fear of retribution or disturbance from local law enforcement.

Please keep SFOI in your prayers this weekend as the group travels to New Orleans to continue its work.

If you know of a ministry or organization like SFOI that needs guidance or information, please have them contact us at 972-941-4444, or send us an email at

Also, please continue to give. Your financial support enables us protect the religious freedoms of not only SFOI, but also many other groups and individuals across the country. No matter the size, every gift counts in our continued effort to defend and restore religious freedom in America.

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