In my last blog here, I began to communicate through comments with several people on the topic of the erosion of religious rights in America. As promised to Mikel, the Skeptical Seeker, here to follow up, are numerous specific examples of religious rights that have been or are currently under attack, or are being eroded, due to a host of differing reasons.
These following sources go into an extraordinary amount of detail and list countless actual filings on behalf of the ACLU, wherein it has had to defend the religious rights of our American citizens, and not just Christian citizens, either. The ACLU has had to protect the religious rights of so many due to an increasingly obvious erosion of religious rights in this nation.
I have also included sources that discuss religious freedom being attacked on college campuses; these examples are discussed below at length.
In yet another source below, an astronomer says that he was denied a job because of religion.
There is also a source from a Catholic Arch-bishop who is concerned about religious rights in America, who lists numerous problems he is finding, in detail.
He is joined by several other writers who are also speaking out due to what they feel is occurring in America, as far as the religious rights of our American citizens are concerned.
The various sources presented here show us the validity of this issue, based upon the opinions of several within this nation, and they are all worthy, imo, of at least a scan of your time. I was rather surprised, to say the least, as I had no idea the problem was this extensive.
In my personal blog here, I’ve only written about a few occasions of religious expression being under attack, but I hadn’t even begun to touch the surface of the apparent problems. This issue must be addressed before it becomes even more serious.
The only way to address it is with our vote as a citizen of the United States of America. We have to have a president at the helm of this country who is in favor of and insists upon protecting the religious rights of our citizens, no matter their religion, or lack thereof. Our religious rights and freedom of religious expression must always be protected.
ACLU Defense of Religious Practice and Expression
- Mixing church and state? New religious-freedoms office worries critics (canada.com)
- David Moshman: Christians, Gays, and Academic Freedom (huffingtonpost.com)
- “12 Days of Religious Liberty.” (althouse.blogspot.com)
- Sumner schools to stop religious activities (knoxnews.com)
- -Catholic Bishops: Religious Liberty is Eroding in America (answersforthefaith.com)
- Christian groups aren’t allowed to require Christianity (geneveith.com)
- -Supreme Court Allows Church Ban from NYC Schools to Stand (answersforthefaith.com)