Most Americans Think Religious Freedom Fast Declining in US
Millions of American adults, particularly Protestants and evangelicals, feel religious freedoms have grown worse in the last decade in the United States, and foresee further restrictions in the years to come, according to the results of a new study.
Slightly more than half of adults say they are very (29 percent) or somewhat (22 percent) concerned that religious freedom in the U.S. will become more restricted in the next five years, shows the research conducted by Calif.-based Barna Group in partnership with Clapham Group.
The study, released Friday and which included 1,008 adults from across the religious spectrum, representing the nation's population from the most active to the most skeptical, shows that those who are religious are more concerned than those who aren't....
Because mr b. We've allowed ourselves as christians to take a back seat and fall aseep. Now w get kicked around, go to powerless churches, allowed the world and liberal thinking to come in, get told half truths , live like the world, act like the world, its no wonder why its on the decline. Im right there with you mr.b, i see your frustration. Your post is true indeed. If you speak out, they want to shut you down. I read an article sometime back, i forget where it was, i think in philadelphia, a christian got arrested and they wanted to charge him with a hate crime for speaking out peacefully against homosexuality. Its one of many examples that people dont want to hear about God , and being confronted with sin. Thats part of it. And hypocrite christians. I cant pass judgement, i too contributed to the decline of religion because i was a hypocrite too. Thank God He woke me up and brought me to calvary. Yhts what needs to happen in the body of Christ, we need to see ourselves at calvary. Without Jesus we are nothing and without Jesus we cant o anything.
All of our freedoms are in a rapid decline. As long as the powers that be keep Americans minds in their wallets , homes, tv, and their bellies full all the while being led to the slaughter. We sit and blog and do nothing to defend our Christianity or amendment rights. We've become the voice no one wants to hear.
In a sense Mike, you are right. By the way, this is Idaho. I switched way back before i realized how this site works. My apologies to all.
As a whole the general dialog is allowing much more discussion about other religions or non-religions as in your case. However there is definitely less tolerance for exclusive beliefs. As long as my beliefs are not contrary to yours, generally speaking, I can believe anything that I want. However, as soon as my belief says that what you are doing or believing is wrong or a sin, I am no longer allowed to publicly believe that way. I must give up my freedom of religion because it offends you, generally speaking.
I am a Christian and strongly agree with this article-that religious freedom is increasingly declining. Some examples are, Joelle Silver (teacher who had to remove her Bible verses from workplace), Mr. Tutka, workplace policies in general, that will not allow the word Christmas, Jesus ,God...to be in the environment. These are some if the examples that I truly beloved that religious freedom is decreasing.
In fact just the opposite is true: Religious freedom has greatly increased and has been reaffirmed in recent years thanks in part to wonderful Supreme Court decisions like Snyder v. Phelps which allows even the most extreme forms of religious expression to be practiced openly on the streets of America.
I'm so thankful for the First Amendment, the Bill of Rights, and for judges with the courage to embrace its principles despite angry opposition from the majority of Christians.