Religious Hostilities in America
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Hostility against religious liberty has reached an all-time high, and the attacks are increasing at an unprecedented rate. America's First Liberty - the freedom of religion - is being pushed out of public life, our schools, our military and even our churches.

The Survey of Religious Hostility in America is a collection of more than 1,200 cases, detailing religious bigotry throughout America -- most of which have occurred within the past 10 years. We invite you to view this powerful document that offers stunning insight into the attacks against people of faith across our nation, and we ask you to stand with us as we continue the important work of defending our most precious liberty - our freedom of religion.


High School Salutatorian Mentions God in Speech Despite School Censorship

Brawley Union School District graduate Brooks Hamby mentioned God in his speech despite receiving threats from school officials that they would mute his microphone if he mentioned God. Hamby sent three versions of his speech to school officials before giving his speech at the ceremony. School officials rejected all three versions of the speech and censored all references to God and the Bible. Liberty Institute is assisting Brooks Hamby in pursuing an apology for censoring the student's speech. (read more...)

Question: How much control should a school have over the content of private speeches given at its graduation ceremony?

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The Cry of the Martyrs Webcast: Emmanuel Ogebe
by FRC Media Office (Nov. 15, 2012 7:47 PM)

Yesterday, FRC, along with Voice of Martyrs, had a webcast on the threats to religious liberty around the world. “The Cry of the Martyrs: The Threat to Religious Liberty Around the World” featured many experts speaking on religious persecution and how to fight the attacks against religion. Emmanuel Ogebe, a Nigerian Christian attorney, spoke about [...] (read more...)

Why Is “God” Such a Big Deal?
by Nathan Oppman (Sep. 21, 2012 6:44 PM)

There has been much talk regarding the use of “God” in the major party platforms.  One simple word contributed to a major firestorm at the Democratic convention.  In a recent column Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar, said he wished for a more humble expression of faith and less use of God as a [...] (read more...)

“Religious Freedom Under the Gun:” The Obama Administration’s Failure to Defend International Religious Liberty
by Rob Schwarzwalder (Jul. 09, 2012 8:10 PM)

It is, perhaps, the most stinging rebuke yet written of the current administration’s failure to defend religious liberty throughout the world. The article, “Religious Freedom Under the Gun: The Obama Administration neglects a key foreign policy issue” was written by America’s first director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom (1999-2003), Dr. Tom [...] (read more...)

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