07 Feb

Another American town responds

In a world where various forms of modern tyranny seek to suppress religious freedom … it is imperative that the followers of the various religious traditions join their voices in calling for peace (and) tolerance…”  Pope Francis

Another American town responds:

Knightstown, IN – When residents learned that city officials had caved into removing a large illuminated cross from the town’s Christmas tree after the threat of a lawsuit, they decided to fight back by putting crosses in their windows and in their yards, letting the world know that they would not let “Christ” be taken out of Christmas.

“The Cross will come down but we can still light the town with crosses…instead of just one cross, we can now have hundreds, we can light them everywhere in town,” said a local Facebook post.  (lifesitenews.com, 12/20/16)

“Hall of Shame” 2016 report continued:

“We felt it was very important this year that we highlight three countries where religious discrimination and persecution are deemed unusual but have reached a certain threshold of concern. These are Mexico, Russia, and sadly, the United States,” said International Christian Concern president, Jeff King.
“Christians in the U.S. are facing constant attacks in the media and are being marginalized through the law.  The media portrays Christians as bigoted, racist, and close-minded.”
The First Liberty Institute reports that attacks on religious liberty doubled between 2012-2015.   (persecution.org, Hall of Shame report)

Compliments to:

St. Therese of Lisieux, Montauk, for inviting Patricia Flynn, Treasurer and a Director of Catholics for Freedom of Religion, to speak about “Religious Freedom Day” during all masses January 14-15.