Friday, April 17, 2015

The Erosion of Religious Liberty

One of the most significant days in American history came and went a few weeks ago and hardly anyone noticed, including me.  

On January 16, 1786 Virginia adopted Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom, a document some say was as profound in its own way as the Declaration of Independence.  Yet, there's no national holiday to commemorate that event.  There are no parades down Main Street.  Religious liberty is something we've come to take for granted. 

Yet today religious liberty is in jeopardy. More than one out of every three people in the world lives in a place where religious freedom is fundamentally violated according to the Freedom in the World 2014 Report.