From The Witherspoon Institute, by Paul Diamond within Religion and the Public Square, August 5th, 2013 – Unless Americans respond to the Supreme Court’s recent marriage decisions with greater protections for the rights of conscience, our first freedom is sure to lose force, just as it has in the UK.
Over the past twenty years I have witnessed firsthand the steady assault on the rights of citizens in Britain to speak and act according to their conscience. During that time different parts of the British state, including our Parliament, publicly funded organizations, and the judiciary, have opposed and punished the expression of belief and conscience.
No matter how tough it got, these brave girls stood strong and handled themselves with grace and dignity, proving they will not back down easily when it comes to protecting their religious freedoms.
From The DailyCaller.com, By Robby Soave, December 5, 2012 – An elementary school in North Carolina censored a first-grade student’s Veterans Day poem by removing a line that referenced her grandfather’s belief in God.
The West Marion Elementary School student was supposed to read the poem at a Nov. 8 Veterans Day ceremony to honor her grandfather, a Vietnam veteran.
The deleted line read: “He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength.”
From the DenverPost.com, By Dylan Lovan, Associated Press Writer, Posted: 05/21/2012 – LOUISVILLE, Ky.—An eastern Kentucky Baptist pastor troubled by President Barack Obama’s views on gay marriage violated federal law when he urged his followers to vote the president out of office in November, a Washington watchdog group said.
Pastor Ronnie Spriggs of Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church said during a May 13 sermon that he wants Obama voted out of office because of the president’s support of gay marriage.
A complaint has been filed with the Internal Revenue Service against an Iowa church on the basis of political involvement.
Next month, voters in The Hawkeye State will have an opportunity to vote against renewing terms for three state Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of homosexual “marriage.” Pastor Cary Gordon of Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City sent a letter to pastors around the state encouraging them to join in the effort to remove the three from the bench. In response, Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a complaint against the Sioux City pastor. Continue reading →
by Kerri Rehmeyer
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