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    Revolutionary Sermons That Rang with "Notes of Freedom"

    Today is the first Sunday of the Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week celebration of religious liberty in America. Church leaders, and preachers especially, have played an important role in our nation’s struggle for and preservation of this “first freedom.” In 1833, the American Quarterly Register articulated the important role that … More

    Public Comments on the Obama Administration’s "Accommodation": Rescind the Mandate

    “Rescind the mandate.” That is the demand of many public comments submitted by individuals and groups on the Obama Administration’s proposed “accommodation” to the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate. In the midst of widespread outcry over the Administration’s mandate that nearly all insurance providers must cover abortion drugs and contraception, the Department … More

    Geneva College Stands for Religious Freedom

    Dr. Ken Smith, president of Geneva College in western Pennsylvania, intends to pay a fine to the federal government rather than comply with the federal government’s mandate that forces institutions to provide abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization to its employers. The mandate, scheduled to be effective on Aug. 1, could financially penalize institutions … More

    Religious Freedom: Why Americans Are Celebrating and Defending It Now

    Today marks the beginning of the “Fortnight of Freedom.” This two-week period culminating on July 4 is a time to celebrate and defend America’s first freedom, religious liberty. Why make special effort to celebrate religious freedom now? Because religious freedom is a key pillar of the kind of life we … More

    What You Can Do to Promote Religious Freedom

    Religious freedom is the cornerstone of the American experiment, yet it is increasingly under attack. That’s why many Americans are joining the Fortnight for Freedom by spending the two weeks prior to the Fourth of July (June 21–July 4) expressing their gratitude for religious freedom and demanding greater protection of … More

    Should Government Protect Only Religion Done "on Sunday in Church"?

    At a recent press conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) declared in reference to the religious objections to the contraception mandate: “You know what? I do my religion on Sunday in church and I try to go other days of the week. I don’t do it at this press … More

    Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rallies: Our Rights Are Non-Negotiable

    Thousands of Americans are gathering today at 160 locations across the United States to peacefully protest the federal government’s coercive trampling on religious liberty through the Health and Human Services (HHS) anti-conscience mandate. Today’s Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rallies are a continuance of the events held on March 23 … More

    America's Necessary Loyalty to Human Freedom

    There aren’t many people who justify comparisons to Nelson Mandela, but longtime Burmese political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the few. For 20 years, Kyi incurred imprisonment, house arrest, and other forms of detention for attempting to bring democracy to the military-ruled Burma. This month, she is … More

    Season of Scorn for Religious Liberty

    As we mark Good Friday and Passover this year, Americans’ religious freedom has become palpably dearer. Religious expression is enduring a season of scorn from public and private sources alike. The most blatant abuse has come from the Obamacare Health and Human Services mandate that religious employers provide insurance coverage … More

    Alabama Joins Fight Against the “Unconscionable” HHS Mandate

    Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) has found a new ally in its fight against the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate’s coercive requirement that almost all employers, regardless of religious belief, provide and pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization. Earlier this month, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange … More