Saturday, January 16, 2016

Today Is

"Happy Religious Freedom Day"

Congress established January 16 for honoring America's first freedom.
The Virginia Statue Establishing Religious Freedom in 1786.

In 1993, the same year our nation celebrated its first official Religious Freedom Day.
 Congress passed another landmark bill, this federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
As an expression of our gratitude for the blessings of liberty and as a sign of our resolve 
to protect and preserve them.

This March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear its next RFRA case. It involves 
the religious right of nuns who care for the elderly poor.
The Supreme Court's decision will determine whether RFRA continues
to shield the religious practices of today's minorities from undue
 government intrusion.

Frank and Cloody
Pray for our Supreme Court !


Simply Linda said...

I will continue to keep this in prayer...unfort..our religious freedoms are slowly eroding...sad to say.

Many Happy Saturday Blessings to you.

Karen said...

Thankful for religious freedom. So many nations do not have that right.

Sparky said...

What religious freedom?! Try not baking a cake for or speaking out against homosexuality or issuing marriage licenses to deviants or teaching about the love of Jesus Christ in school or distributing Bibles in public. The list is almost endless now. You'll be sued or fired or shamed or audited and/or spend time in prison. I guess the lions den will be the next sport to take our nation by storm. This is not the Country I grew up with. I know I'm preaching to the choir here.
Sorry to rant [not at you]. Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

Mari said...

I didn't know this was even a day. I'm surprised it's still celebrated because it seems that this freedom is not practiced so much anymore, at least not for Christians.
Our Supreme Court really does need prayer.

White Lace and Promises said...

Never heard of it. Goes to show even more that the govt fails to recognize that!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Seems like we are not so free anymore:(