Religious Liberty

Christian Persecution and the Origins of Religious Freedom

Tertullian "asserted that it is a 'fundamental human right, a privilege of nature, that every man should worship according to his own convictions.' He was the first to argue for religious toleration as a general principle and, in so doing, coined the phrase 'freedom of religion' (libertas religionis)." - IFWE

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“They were laying down all the foundational teaching they could in order to prepare their people for whatever was coming. And come it did.”

"From that day on, the lesson has been branded on my heart: freedom of religion and conscience is a precious, foundational, and indispensable right, and we must never take it for granted." - Os Guinness

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Teacher’s Lawsuit Reflects Evangelical Educators’ Dilemma Over Transgender Pronouns

"When Virginia public school teacher Peter Vlaming cited his Christian faith as the reason he declined to reference a transgender student with new pronouns, a school administrator replied that his 'personal religious beliefs end at the school door.'" - Christianity Today

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A New Lockean Manuscript and the Limits of Religious Toleration

"In the Letter Concerning Toleration, Locke stressed the magistrate’s incapacity to establish which is the true Christian faith, a position few would dispute. But his approach to toleration requires that we at least establish what religion is and what it isn’t, an equally difficult task." - The Public Discourse

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Court overturns Tampa's ban on counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction, gender confusion

"In a Friday ruling from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Judge William F. Jung issued an order granting summary judgment to Christian legal group Liberty Counsel in its lawsuit to invalidate an ordinance in the city of Tampa that prohibited voluntary talk therapy for minors experiencing unwanted sexual feelings and attractions and gender identity confusion." - Christian Post

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