Search  |  Login  |  Register

Unity Will Defeat Attack on Religion

By Edward White1335378523000

People of faith across the globe have been under attack for many years. The Obama Administration has ramped up the attack in this country over the past three years.

In the face of this increased attack on religion, the United States Catholic Bishops have released a Statement calling for "A Fortnight of Freedom." From June 21 to July 4 of this year, events will be held across the country to highlight the need for all Americans to defend our religious liberty.

The obvious impetus for the Bishops' action is the recent mandate by the Obama Administration that requires employers to facilitate and fund abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization for their employees. The American Center for Law & Justice is challenging this mandate in court on behalf of a St. Louis business owner.

Americans sometimes take for granted the rights we have. We remember them when we see that many people across the world do not have the basic civil rights we enjoy. And, we remember them when our government tries to take them away.

The Catholic Bishops correctly point out that this attack on religious liberty is not an issue particular only to Catholics. Rather, "[i]t is an American issue. . . . [O]ur nation's founders embraced freedom of religion as an essential condition of a free and democratic society. . . . If our obligations and duties to God are impeded, or even worse, contradicted by the government, then we can no longer claim to be a land of the free, and beacon of hope for the world."

Americans have disagreements, including over the tenets of faith. Now is the time to set aside those disagreements. We all need to oppose the attack on our religious freedoms. Our opposition must be constant and unified.

As the Bishops explain, "[w]hat is at stake is whether America will continue to have a free, creative, and robust civil society - or whether the state alone will determine who gets to contribute to the common good, and how they get to do it."

Latest in
Constitution

Winning Victories for Faith & Freedom

By ACLJ.org1438285554928

For years, the ACLJ has fought—and continues to fight—to defend your Constitutionally protected freedoms. Your support allows us to fight for the lives of the unborn, defend the Constitution, and protect the religious liberties of all U.S. citizens. Here are a few of the victories that you’ve...

read more

Our Troops Can't Defend Themselves

By Jay Sekulow1437415441433

Last week, in an act of jihadist terror, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire at a Navy recruiting center and a Navy and Marines Reserve Center in Chattanooga, TN, killing four Marines and one naval officer. These five brave soldiers were unarmed, gunned down in cold blood. How could this...

read more

Ten Commandments Torn Down?

By ACLJ.org1436457580079

Recently, the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma made national headlines when it ruled that Article 2, Section 5, of the Oklahoma Constitution prohibited a Ten Commandments display on the State Capitol grounds. The Court’s ruling in Prescott, et al. v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission ,

read more

Resolve, Not Sunshine Patriotism

By Edward White1435781558694

Many conservative Americans look at their country now and no longer recognize it. That is due, in particular, to the implementation over the past one hundred plus years of a Progressive Left agenda that has been steadily transforming this country into something other than what our Founding Fathers...

read more