Liberty Threatened by the Obama Administration
The Heritage Foundation published this blog, "Morning Bell:
Religious Liberty from Obamacare" by Sarah Torre on June 25,
The Obama administration has ordered that religious
coverage for abortion-inducing drugs in their health care
Such a mandate disregards the consciences of religious
This is an important element in erosion of constitutional
by the Obama administration.
Read the entire article at The Foundry:
Liberty - Freedom of Conscience
liberty and freedom of conscience has sometimes been called the
“First Freedom” because upon this all other freedoms are built.
There is no true freedom of the press or speech if you cannot
say what you believe. Economic freedom amounts to little if
your deepest convictions can be coerced. The First Amendment to
the United States Constitution, states:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
to petition the government for redress of grievances.”
Much of the world still does not possess religious freedom.
In many countries where Islam rules Christians and other
religious believers are treated as second-class citizens and not
even allowed to worship. In
no other religions are allowed to worship. In Egypt, Iraq,
Afghanistan and Nigeria, Christians are being murdered by
Muslims jihadists. In Sudan the Islamists in the north
conducted a two-decade war against the Christians and animists
in the south which killed millions of people. Communist China
and Communist North Korea imprison and murder Christians and
other religious believers.
January 16th marks the annual “Religious Freedom
Day” in the
On this day in 1786, Virginia passed the “Statute on Religious
Freedom” which was the special project of Thomas Jefferson.
This law declared that taxes would not be used to support any
Baptists, Quakers, Presbyterians and other religious
dissenters had long pushed for this law. In some colonies they
had been forced to support state churches with their taxes.
Baptists and Presbyterians in
had been required to support the Anglican Church. Baptists and
Quakers in Massachusetts had been required to support the
Congregational church (which support continued into the 1830s).
This is an event worthy of remembrance. Religious liberty is
a heritage of the American nation and a special gift of
America to the