"Students of Faith" Video
Critical Race Theory: American parents are increasingly looking for ways to block the spread of Marxist inspired Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the schools and the greater society. "We're seeing what our kids are learning (as one result of seeing the zoom lessons) and our goal changes from opening schools to 'Oh my gosh. What are we sending our children back to?'" said one Virginia parent (1)
CRT originated in universities in the 1990's and is a controversial idea for addressing racial issues. CRT is built on the intellectual framework of identity-based, godless Marxism. It has spread to K-12 public and private schools, federal agencies, contractors, FBI, CDC, Sandia National (nuclear) Laboratories, Dept. of Homeland Security, and many more, where training and workshops are held to teach about "white privilege." "Suggesting I do (have white privilege) is insulting. Suggesting to my 9-year-old child she does is child abuse, not education," wrote parent Harvey Goldman to a Manhattan private school.(2)
Marxism, the foundation of Critical Race Theory, "is the social, economic and political theories of Karl Marx and provides the basis for most communist systems and theories," and the belief that our rights come from government. (3)
By contrast, Judeo-Christian values, the foundation of America, begins with the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." (4)
(epochtimes.com,4/21/21(1); nycdailypost.com, 4/24/21(2); reference.com(3); americanthinker.com, 9/15/07(4); imperious.hillsdale.org, 3/30/21; pulpit&pen, 8/6/19; nypost.com, 9/15/20; independentsentinel.com 1/21/21; the federalist.com, 4/19/21(5)
Happening Now: Christian College Sues Over Forcing Men Into Women's Dorms :
College of the Ozarks in Missouri is suing this administration over a recent directive that redefines "sex" in the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), forcing religious institutions to permit students of the opposite sex in the same bathrooms, dormitories and dorm rooms. Religious liberty group Alliance Defending Freedom asserts the executive order "requires private religious colleges to place biological males into female dormitories and assign them as females' roommates....Religious schools shouldn't be punished simply because of their beliefs about marriage and biological sex."(5)
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN A MINUTE
Current Ideologies That Jeopardize Religious Liberty
And Judeo-Christian Founding Principles
The Bishops of the United States wrote to members of the U.S. Congress warning the Equality Act would “discriminate against people of faith” and “inflict numerous legal and social harms on Americans.”
“Rather than affirm human dignity in ways that meaningfully exceed existing practical protections, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith,” they declared.
Similarly, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights stated that the Equality Act is fundamentally “anti-Christian” because of its rejection of biological sexual differences in favor of an ideological agenda.
The Act would “promote the most comprehensive assault on Christianity ever written into law,” wrote Catholic League president Bill Donohue this week.
STUDENTS MAY PRAY IN SCHOOL
ARE NOT “GOD-FREE ZONES”
America’s children need not leave their faith outside the school house door.
For students to be silenced or disciplined by a school authority for appropriate religious expression should never happen. Sadly, young students may well conclude…
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AT WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: DEFENDING FREEDOM OF RELIGION
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RALLY 2018
IN SERVICE TO THE CHURCH
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NATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY
Click here to view a video about National Religious Freedom Day 2014.
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.
Pope Francis has observed that “religion [cannot] be relegated to the inner sanctum of personal life, without influence on societal and national life.” Evangelii Gaudium. . . , no. 183. In insisting that our liberties as Americans be respected, Pope Benedict XVI said that this work belongs to “an engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense vis-à-vis the dominant culture.” Therefore, catechesis on religious liberty is not the work of priests alone. If religious liberty is not properly understood, all people suffer and are deprived of the essential contribution to the common good, be it in education, health care, feeding the hungry, civil rights, and social services that individuals make every day, both here at home and overseas.
CATHOLICS FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION
America’s First Amendment guarantees its citizens five freedoms, the first of which is Freedom of Religion. Freedom of Religion includes the freedom to worship according to one’s beliefs as well as the freedom to practice that faith in everyday life according to one’s conscience.
So that this First Amendment freedom may be practiced and preserved for generations yet unborn it is essential that Americans understand this freedom and the circumstances from which it came. A fitting place for the development of this understanding and protection of Religious Freedom is inside all faith communities.
Catholics for Freedom of Religion offers resources to parish members who work to support Religious Freedom by initiating parish laity groups with these suggested goals:
To educate and inspire for Freedom of Religion
To remain non-partisan, advocating for no candidate or party
To invite and include other faith communities
To become a permanent group within each parish to educate every generation of Catholics about our Freedom of Religion…how rare it is, how dearly it was purchased for us and how certainly it is being lost.
To recognize and oppose attacks on Freedom of Religion from any source
“We hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, that religion, or the duty we owe our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence. The religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate. This right is in its nature an unalienable right.” James Madison
“While Americans presume that the Constitution guarantees their rights, in practice our rights survive or disappear based on how firmly we defend them.” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput