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Christians must beware of a “polite persecution that is cloaked in a disguise of culture, modernity and progress.” Pope Francis
Unjust California Bill Threatening Religious Freedom Revised:
Thanks to the prayers of many and the support of Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Gomez, Bishop Blake of the Church of God in Christ, nearly 150 Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith leaders, and many activist organizations, legislation that would have jeopardized the religious freedom of faith-based higher education, has been amended and no longer threatens access to state funding. The legislature was flooded with letters and messages saying the original bill violated religious freedom.
The so-called “Equality in Higher Education Act” would have forced religious schools that receive state funds, or whose students receive state aid, to adopt practices that conflict with their beliefs and teachings. It would mean faith-based institutions would no longer be able to determine for themselves the scope of their religious convictions as applied in student conduct policies, housing and restroom/locker facilities, and other matters of religious expression and campus life. Religious schools would be vulnerable to anti-discrimination lawsuits and unprecedented government policing.
Pray, Learn and Act to preserve religious liberty. Visit www.cffor.org
Mon., October 10, 2016, 8PM, Dr. John Hassett, MD, will present “The Affordable Care Act and the Complete Lives System”, Our Lady of Mercy RC Church, lower church meeting room, 500 S Oyster Bay Rd, Hicksville, NY 11801
Fortnight for Freedom 2016: Witnesses to Freedom
Free to Speak:
Our public schools are not “God-Free Zones”
America’s children need not leave their faith at the school house door.
For students to be silenced or disciplined by an authority figure, for appropriate religious expression should never happen. Sadly, young students may well conclude…
Religious Freedom Resources
Educational resources for parish members who work to support Religious Freedoms.
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At World Meeting of Families: Defending Freedom of Religion
Barbara Samuells, president of Catholics for Freedom of Religion and a parishioner at St. Matthew’s, Dix Hills, shares her experience at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
Religious Freedom: Our First Amendment Right
Fortnight for Freedom 2016: Witness to Freedom Rally held at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
In Service to the Church
Click here to watch Barbara on TeleCare TV.
National Religious Freedom Day
Click here to view a video about National Religious Freedom Day 2014.