On May 4, 2017, National Day of Prayer, President Trump issued
“Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty”
Religious Discrimination by Grand Canyon Officials:
A highly respected geologist has filed a complaint against the Grand Canyon National Park, accusing officials of denying him a research permit due to his “Christian faith and scientific viewpoints informed by his Christian faith,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel. Dr. Andrew Snelling had previously been allowed to conduct research in the Grand Canyon but his recent “request to obtain a few fist-sized rock samples was denied after Park officials learned of his Christian views about the Earth’s beginnings.”
“The case is about good science being practiced by a good scientist who is being blocked by intolerant government bureaucrats. They have shown a clear animosity toward a researcher’s faith and want to trample on his civil rights,” said the president of Answers in Genesis.
Scientists will always look at data and challenge one another’s interpretation. “Such disagreement is how science works. But when the government starts refusing access to even collect the information because it dislikes one scientist’s views, it undercuts science and violates the law,” said ADF.
The case “perfectly illustrates why President Trump had to order executive agencies to affirm religious freedom, because park officials specifically targeted Dr. Snelling’s religious faith as the reason to stop his research,” said an ADF attorney.
(12news.com, 5/9/17; wnd.com, 5/9/17; answersingenesis.org, 5/9/17)
Save the Date:
June 28, 2017
Religious Freedom Rally
keynote speaker, Bishop John Barres
Holy Trinity HS, Hicksville
6:00pm Rosary, 7:00pm Program