“I was at Salisbury Cathedral about ten days ago, and they have one of four extant copies of Magna Carta…the very first freedom articulated is religious liberty. Everything else flows from religious liberty, or is built around it.
Therefore you adjust and accommodate other things around that freedom. You don’t adjust and accommodate that freedom around other things that are more fundamental, because nothing else is.”
~ Philip Ryken, president of Wheaton College, quoted in the National Review.
I have linked so many more *recent* excellent and important articles on this topic since this page was first created — please scan through the archive with the tag “Religious Liberty.” The content is worth more than a college course.
New Year, Old Resolution: Defend Religious Liberty
Freedom Requires Virtue, Which Requires Faith
First Amendment, ‘First Freedom,’ & Right of Conscience Remedial Education
Whose Conscience Should the Government Violate Next?
Establishing a U.S. State Religion
We Didn’t Choose This Battle: Religious Freedom in 2014
What ‘Conscience’ Really Means: Toward a reintroduction
Our First Right: Religious Liberty
The Future of Religious Liberty
American Jurisprudence Has Made A Mess Of Religious Freedom
Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom, Fundamentally At Odds
Religious Liberty & ‘Gay Marriage’ Cannot Coexist
Homosexual marriage fight now becomes a religious liberty fight
Wake-up Calls: Defending Our Religious Freedoms
VIDEO & TEXT: Eric Metaxas’ Speech at CPAC about Religious Liberty and Redefining Marriage
Test Cases for the Freedoms of Religion and Conscience
New Mexico Takes a Stab at Nullifying the Constitution
Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico
Recalling what freedom of religion meant to the Founders
State of Ignorance: Americans and the First Freedom
Grounding Our Right to Religious Freedom
Why Freedom Is Fast Disappearing
Religious Freedom Is About More Than Religion
What Is Religious Freedom?
Lessons on Conscience Protection from the UK
Jefferson’s Robust Views of Religious Freedom
Founders’ Quotes: The reason they protected Religious Liberty in the First Amendment
VIDEO: Eric Metaxas and John Piper discuss the threat to religious liberty posed by the homosexual agenda
Mock ‘Marriage’ and the Death of Freedom
Same-sex marriage is war on religious faith and principle
Exchanging Liberty For Tyranny
What Is Religious Freedom?
Can same-sex marriage and religious freedom coexist?
‘Gay Marriage’ or Religious Freedom: You Can’t Have Both
‘Gay Marriage’ and Religious Freedom Are Not Compatible
News Alert: Religious Liberty is in the U.S. Constitution
Disestablishing Our Secular Schools: Religious liberty and educational reform both require the end of the public school monopoly
The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military (Videos included)
Threats to Religious Freedom in Europe
Why Religious Freedom is a Fundamental Freedom and Universal Human Right
Attorney: Government wants to confine religious freedom
Book Review: “Back Fired: A nation founded for religious tolerance no longer tolerates the religion of its founders”
Marriage, Religious Liberty, and the “Grand Bargain”
Religious Freedom: Why Now?
Do the Church Fathers, the Founding Fathers, and Catholic Saints Really Go Together?
The indispensable nature of religious liberty v. the Obama Administration
Clearing up the confusion: Jefferson’s Intent regarding the Separation of Church and State
Threats to Religious Liberty are “immediate, serious, and real”
It Can Happen Here: Religious Freedom Threatened
Cardinal Dolan: That ‘Conscience Thing’ Is ‘Ennobling,’ ‘Enlightened’
One the front lines of the fight:
The First Freedom Project
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