Friday, July 23, 2010

Good Bye to Freedom of Religion?

The following piece from Catholic Online applies to all people of faith, not just the Catholics to whom it is addressed. It underscores the consequences of elections for good or ill... in this case, for ill. It should especially energize conservative Christians as Faithful Voters in the upcoming elections - faithful to vote, based on their faith.

Obama Moves away from 'Freedom of Religion' toward 'Freedom of Worship'?
(http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=37390&page=1)

MFC has been alerting people for months to the fact that it's not just taxes and the size of government that are at stake in this election, but due to pending legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota, the very definition and survival of marriage here is at stake as well.

However, as the above article makes clear, it's not even just marriage and the vision for a limited, constitutional government that are at stake; it's the freedom even to express our faith in the public square when it's not politically correct - about marriage or any other subject - that's at stake.

Don't take Freedom of Religion, as conceived by the framers of the Constitution, for granted. If we do, we may well lose one of the foundational principles our nation was formed to establish in the first place.

1 comment:

elaine said...

Religion is your belief, your belief will always stand strong. You are allowed that belief, and the law protects it.

The law does not allow for your personal belief to be pushed onto others though.

That is colonization, and indoctrination, and the opposite of freedom of Religion. For I stand strong not believing in your ideas of what is a marriage, you can marry anyone you want and have it mean anything you want.

I do not follow your religion.

Stop trying to make me!

Slavery, although still supported by your religion, if you believe in the straight word of the bible, is not allowed by law in our land!