The Fight for Religious Freedom

Christians today are battling for their religious freedom in the Supreme Court.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, along with 36 pastors, theologians, scholars, and other Christian organizations, has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of cases like that of Hobby Lobby Stores.

To ensure Christians are able to live out their faith in all areas of their life, certain civil liberties—i.e. the freedom of speech, the right to own property, and equal protection under the law—are necessary.

The government is seeking to limit Christians’ right to live out their faith in any vocation outside the church. This is problematic because whether Christians are in the ministry, in business, in politics, in medicine, or in education, their work is a religious activity and their beliefs inform their actions.

 

“We realize that religious freedom is not an isolated liberty, but one that encompasses everything we do”, said Hugh Whelchel, writing for the Institute.

The Founding Fathers understood that faith is foundational, which is why religious freedom is the subject of the First Amendment  the amendment which all amendments support.

 

Read the Institute’s full explanation for “Why Religious Freedom Matters for Our Work” at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics blog.

 

 

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