One of the legacies citizens of the United States enjoy is the freedom to share our religious beliefs and exercise our faith. We may assume that such freedoms will always be available to our children and grandchildren. But increasingly, current events paint a different possible scenario for the future. To cite just a few of many examples:
It's horribly wrong that grieving friends and families are told to stop praying and not to mention God's name. And it's alarming when government employees are asked to forfeit their religious beliefs in exchange for their jobs, and private business owners are forced to choose between faith and earning a living — often in the face of stiff penalties.
We cannot assume that the religious freedom we have enjoyed will be passed along to future generations if we fail to act to defend these liberties. Decisions regarding religious freedom are made in the public square, and that’s an arena Christians can influence for the good.