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July 4th

by on Jul.05, 2015, under Faith in the Public Square

Perhaps today would be a good time for us to collectively remember that among other freedoms sought by those alive in 1776 was the freedom to worship and express their faith freely. Protestants of all persuasions, Catholics and Jews, Deists and those with no belief at all in the Divine fought side-by-side. Years later, in the Bill of Rights that was necessary to secure adoption of the Constitution, the First Freedom enumerated was the right to freely speak and exercise one’s religious faith. Diversity wasn’t born in our generation but theirs. And it doesn’t speak well for those today who proclaim themselves the tolerant ones to seek the annihilation of all beliefs except their own and the silencing of divergent voices in the public square.

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