Hostility against religious liberty has reached an all-time high, and the attacks are increasing at an unprecedented rate. America's First Liberty - the freedom of religion - is being pushed out of public life, our schools, and even our churches.
The Survey of Religious Hostility in America is a collection of more than 600 cases, detailing religious bigotry throughout America -- most of which have occurred within the past 10 years. We invite you to view this powerful document that offers stunning insight into the attacks against people of faith across our nation, and we ask you to stand with us as we continue the important work of defending our most precious liberty - our freedom of religion.
(W.D. Penn., filed Feb. 21, 2012) Geneva College, a Presbyterian college, filed suit over objections to being required by the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) to provide insurance coverage for abortifacients, which would be in violation of the school's religious beliefs. The college claims these requirements violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the First and Fifth Amendment, and the Administrative Procedures Act.
Yesterday, FRC, along with Voice of Martyrs, had a webcast on the threats to religious liberty around the world. “The Cry of the Martyrs: The Threat to Religious Liberty Around the World” featured many experts speaking on religious persecution and how to fight the attacks against religion. Emmanuel Ogebe, a Nigerian Christian attorney, spoke about [...] (read more...)
There has been much talk regarding the use of “God” in the major party platforms. One simple word contributed to a major firestorm at the Democratic convention. In a recent column Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar, said he wished for a more humble expression of faith and less use of God as a [...] (read more...)
It is, perhaps, the most stinging rebuke yet written of the current administration’s failure to defend religious liberty throughout the world. The article, “Religious Freedom Under the Gun: The Obama Administration neglects a key foreign policy issue” was written by America’s first director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom (1999-2003), Dr. Tom [...] (read more...)