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Dear Friends,

Religious liberty is under attack.

The Attorney General of the United States is calling on state attorneys general not to defend their states’ laws prohibiting same-sex “marriages.” As FRC President Tony Perkins rightly asked this week, “If the Attorney General can pick and choose which laws to uphold, then can the rest of us pick and choose which laws to follow?”

With respect to the wildly misrepresented Arizona bill concerning religious liberty, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Kellie Fiedorek captured the real issue well when she wrote, “a Muslim caterer shouldn’t be forced to serve pork sandwiches at a Christian wedding on Saturday just because the couple asks for them. And a religious photographer shouldn’t be required to use her creative talents to promote the message of an atheist group.”

Recently, a panel of United Nations “experts” demanded that the Roman Catholic Church reevaluate its teachings on such issues as abortion and to consider jettisoning 2,000 years of Christian moral teaching on this and other difficult social issues (we’re having an important panel discussion on this next week).

And as Dr. Todd Johnson of Gordon-Conwell Seminary will discuss at FRC in a couple of weeks, “the global persecution of Christians” is widespread.

These threats are why Family Research Council works hard to defend and advance religious liberty at home and abroad. It’s a right that comes from God, not the state or any political leaders. It’s worth protecting.

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice President
Family Research Council

P.S. On March 13, U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) will be giving a lecture at FRC titled, “Health Care and Conscience Rights.” Please join us here or watch online at no charge.


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