Posts Tagged ‘ freedom of religion ’

American Minute with Bill Federer Religious Freedom Day-A Lesson in Liberty!

Jan 17th, 2017 | By

By: Bill Federer “Each year on JANUARY 16, we celebrate Religious Freedom Day in commemoration of the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom,” -wrote President George W. Bush in his 2003 Proclamation. The 114th Congress Resolution issued January 16, 2017: “Whereas American democracy is rooted in the fundamental truth that all are created

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Senator Lankford: Change Citizenship Language To Reflect Freedom Of Religion

Jun 9th, 2015 | By
Even as the Obama administration calls on nations to secure religious freedoms globally, advocates say the effort would get a boost with more action and leadership from the United States itself. Read more: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/29/us-must-do-more-for-religious-freedom-advocates-sa/#ixzz3HdJ1XMcn Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) urged the Department of Homeland Security to change all United States Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization and citizenship materials to reflect our First Amendment right of the free exercise of religion, instead of simply the “freedom of worship.” Currently, the naturalization test civics questions only reflect “freedom of worship.”



The Declaration Of Independence

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.



U.S. Supreme Court Strongly Affirms That Americans Are Free To Pray

May 5th, 2014 | By

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday strongly affirmed the freedom of Americans to pray according to their own beliefs at public meetings. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent the town of Greece, N.Y. in the lawsuit, Town of Greece v. Galloway. Lead counsel and allied attorney Thomas G. Hungar of the Washington, D.C. law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP argued the case before the Supreme Court in November of last year.



ACLJ Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Christian Student In Maryland

Apr 28th, 2014 | By

Last week, the American Center For Law And Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf of Brandon Jenkins against officials of The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland for denying Brandon admission to its Radiation Therapy Program in part due to his expression of religious beliefs. As one faculty member explained to Brandon, on behalf of CCBC, the “field [of radiation therapy] is not the place for religion.”

Brandon first applied for admission to the Radiation Therapy Program in April 2013. He met the standards of a competitive candidate and scored the maximum points allowed during his observation. During the interview process, college officials asked Brandon, “What is the most important thing to you.” Brandon answered simply, “My God.”



Two Pastors In Bhutan Jailed Without Charges

Apr 11th, 2014 | By

“The constitution gives the freedom to practice your own religion but bars anybody from forcefully converting others,” Minister Dorji said at the press conference. “On the other hand, they had not obtained permission from local authorities. This is a crime under the penal code amendment, so if you have violated this provision, it does not matter whether you are Buddhist, Hindu or Christian, then the law will take its own course.”



Atheists Demand Cross Be Removed From Police Station Lawn

Jan 14th, 2014 | By

The anti-Christian bully group known as the Freedom From Religion Foundation (based in Wisconsin) is demanding that the police chief of Searcy, Arkansas remove a cross from the lawn in front of his police station.



Congressmen: The Prize Of Citizenship

Jan 10th, 2014 | By

“[F]reedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it and then hand it to them with the well taught lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same. And if you and I don’t do this, then you and I may well spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.”



Hostility Against Christians on Rise in Europe

Jun 28th, 2013 | By

Christians in Europe face arrests, fines, vandalism, and professional penalties due to a growing trend of social intolerance and government restrictions. A new report finds a rash of new laws stigmatize Christians and challenge international human rights like freedom of conscience, expression and parental rights