Saturday, January 16, 2016

Today is Religious Freedom Day

Save The Day: Celebrating Real Religious Freedom
Rob Boston in Wall of Separation

Religious Right efforts to promote the 'Christian nation' myth continue apace.

Saturday is Religious Freedom Day. While it’s not one of our most well-known or popular holidays, Religious Freedom Day shouldn’t be overlooked. Our country is in the middle of a campaign, spearheaded by far-right religious groups and their political allies, to redefine religious freedom. We cannot allow this to happen.

This campaign takes several forms. We see efforts by Religious Right groups and the U.S. Catholic bishops to take religious freedom, a key individual right, and turn it into something that allows one person to control or make moral decisions for others.