The First Amendments says, in part: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…
Yet, in recent years we’ve seen an erosion of our religious freedoms, especially at Christmastime.
And now, we find that those who serve in our armed services, who fight to protect our freedoms, are battling a war of their own…a battle for their religious freedom.
We think it’s time to take a stand for the religious freedom granted to each of us by the U.S. Constitution. Join us by signing the petition below and sharing with your friends, family and fellow church members.
TO: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:
--Our Constitution protects the free exercise of religion and no government entity or official has the right to limit that.
--Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ, and the Constitution grants individuals the freedom to celebrate that.
--A nativity scene is a symbol of Christmas and shouldn’t be altered to conform to other religions celebrating holidays at this time of year.
--The Constitution gives all religions the freedom to observe holidays, including the same right to have holiday displays which celebrate their faith.
--Each of us, regardless of our religion, has a responsibility to stand up and fight efforts to limit this important first freedom.
I expect you to honor and respect the right of free exercise of religion for ALL Americans, including and especially those who serve in our Armed Services.