Freedom to Publicly Practice Our Religion

While our president has proclaimed to the world that we are not a Christian nation, we would be quick to inform him that we are a Christian majority and a “religious people,” who seek to publicly practice our religion within our constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms.

Sadly, however, we are told that 70 percent of the world lives in areas with high restrictions on religion. A United Nations committee recently pondered a proposed amendment that would criminalize religious speech which may be considered “defaming” of a religion.

Efforts to reducing freedom of religion to merely “freedom of worship” restrict religious expression around the world and runs counter to our American concept of God-granted human rights. Our leaders need to resist the pressure to semantically appease radical religionists from within and without our nation. As Ronald Reagan said, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, we’ll be a nation gone under!”

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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