The United States of America was birthed on the firm conviction that God is the “Author of Liberty.”
Seventeenth century refugees, holding fast to that belief and their faith, fled Europe to escape persecution. Leaving behind forever, their homes, avocations, family and friends, they were willing to risk their very lives for freedom of conscience, and the right to worship as they chose.
The truth, despite the efforts of the revisionists, is that our country’s very foundation was established on the principle of freedom of religion.
But now, the gods of men – the Obama administration and the Progressive Leftists in the mainstream media – seem hellbent on destroying the very liberty that so many Americans throughout our history fought and died for.
President Obama’s “compromise” yesterday was nothing of the kind. The funding for birth-control and abortions will now simply be funneled through insurance companies. Directly, or indirectly, employers will still bear the costs as Heritage’s “Foundry” explains: Obama’s Contraception ‘Accommodation’ is ‘All Rhetoric’
Thank God there are strong voices speaking out against this charade, willing to take a stand against this attempt to undermine the First Amendment and severely diminish the role of faith-based organizations in our society ~
… instead of encouraging the different faith communities to continue their vital work for the good of all, the Obama administration is forcing them to make a choice: serving God and their neighbors according to the dictates of their respective faiths—or bending the knee to the dictates of the state.
The Manhattan Declaration, a call of Christian Conscience, was established in 2009 by a number of Christian leaders;
It was born out of an urgent concern about growing efforts to marginalize the Christian voice in the public square, to redefine marriage, and to move away from the biblical view of the sanctity of life. It was originally signed by about 150 prominent Christian clergy, ministry leaders and scholars and was released at a press conference in Washington, DC on November 20, 2009.
This same group has started a petition in Defense of Religious Liberty. Chuck Colson discusses its purpose, and urges us to understand the gravity of this moment in American history:
“We will fully and ungrudgingly render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. But
under no circumstances will we render unto Caesar what is God’s.”
TAKE ACTION: This is a great opportunity for each of us to help push back against the administration’s unprecedented attempt to erode our religious freedom.
Please sign the Declaration HERE.
You might want to read and consider signing the Manhattan Declaration as well.
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PRAY for the Lord’s continued blessings on America.
Thanks, and God bless you!
Do You Believe Us Now, America?
A belated effort form across the pond ~ Former Archbishop of Canterbury: “Time to say that Christians have rights too.”