Fortnight for Freedom — Day 7

Threats to Religious Liberty should trouble people of all faiths. Here are two examples of how Protestant churches have been affected.

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”
Rev. Billy Graham, American Evangelist

Discrimination against small church congregations. New York City enacted a rule that barred the Bronx Household of Faith and sixty other churches from renting public schools on weekends for worship services even though non-religious groups could rent the same schools for scores of other uses. This could be devastating to many smaller congregations. It is a simple case of discrimination against religious believers.

Christian students on campusIn its over-100-year history, the University of California Hastings College of Law has denied student organization status to only one group, the Christian Legal Society, because it required its leaders to be Christian and to abstain from sexual activity outside of marriage.