Hostility towards people of faith is growing
Did you ever think you’d see the day when it was off-limits for Americans to freely live out their faith?
Today, Christians are expected to leave their faith at home. For many of you, your beliefs are not welcome at work, in public, and even in your own families.
You may be wondering how that’s possible. After all, we are living in a time when self-expression is glorified. People’s self-perceived identities and their sexual preferences are expected to be publicly celebrated and affirmed. No questions asked.
Everything, that is, except tenets of the Christian faith apparently.
And we are seeing that hostility toward people of faith from prominent government officials.
During a judicial confirmation hearing for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Senator Dianne Feinstein told nominee Amy Barrett, who is Catholic, that “the dogma lives loudly within you.”
The Senator was insinuating that Christians are not suited for public office.
In that same hearing, Senator Al Franken implied that Judge Barrett was unfit because of her connection to ADF as a past faculty member for Blackstone Legal Fellowship. Franken referred to ADF as a “hate group,” parroting discredited attacks by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
These attacks on Judge Barrett aren’t the only recent examples of religious intolerance in government.
Months earlier, it reared its head at a confirmation hearing for Office of Management and Budget deputy director nominee Russell Vought. An indignant U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said he was “bothered” by Vought’s view that belief in Jesus is necessary for salvation. Sanders claimed that because Vought held to this historic Christian teaching that “[he] is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about.”
No one should have to pass a religious test to serve their country. The Constitution forbids it. But you would never know that listening to today’s political discourse.
Those in power are pushing the limits of public discourse and behavior.
And things will only continue to get worse unless we take action. We must make a bold stand for truth and freedom. We must prepare Christian attorneys to defend our freedoms now and in the future—before it’s too late.
Will you help?