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When You Should Take a Knee and Take a Stand
When You Should Take a Knee and Take a Stand

By: Greg DeLoach
Professional athletes taking a knee during the national anthem have created an uproar. As followers of Jesus, and not football, there are times to take a knee. It's an act of submission to a greater power and a sign of humility.

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How Will You Respond in Divisive Election's Aftermath?
How Will You Respond in Divisive Election's Aftermath?

By: Gary Furr
Like everyone else, Christians were divided between the two candidates in this divisive election. We can choose to vent on social media or we can focus on morally elevating acts to lift others up.

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Suffering from Too Much Ceremonial Christianity
Suffering from Too Much Ceremonial Christianity

By: John Pierce
The United States is plagued with 'ceremonial Christianity,' which baptizes national allegiance and political ideologies in the language of faith. And Jesus' teaching is lost in the process.

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2 Events Test First Amendment's Balancing Point
2 Events Test First Amendment's Balancing Point

By: Colin Harris
The First Amendment requires us to maintain a delicate balance between protecting freedom of religious thought and protecting others from protrusions of that same freedom.

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Don't Neglect to Exercise Your Freedom to Worship
Don't Neglect to Exercise Your Freedom to Worship

By: Barry Howard
As you celebrate the unrivaled freedom we enjoy in the U.S., celebrate your religious liberty by exercising your freedom to worship. And respect the freedom of others to choose when or if they worship.

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Baptists Send Cheese, Letter about Religious Liberty to POTUS
Baptists Send Cheese, Letter about Religious Liberty to POTUS

By: Zach Dawes
Religion can and should play a role in shaping society, but it should do so by offering a moral compass through public witness that retains a distinction and distance from politicians and parties.

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The First Amendment's Magic: Protecting the Unpopular
The First Amendment's Magic: Protecting the Unpopular
By: Phillip Larsen
People say things that drive us crazy. Some are silly, others inflammatory. But the First Amendment wasn't designed to protect popular speech; it protects what's unpopular.
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Called Alongside
There are places where religious liberty does not exist and the freedom to practice your faith is not allowed. Could you suffer for your faith? Could you lose your life in those places because of your faith?
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Why First Amendment Freedoms are Real Bargain
Why First Amendment Freedoms are Real Bargain
The freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment are a gift that must be defended for every citizen. Sadly, some folks believe these freedoms go too far.
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Why Nativity Scenes Don't Belong in Town Squares
Why Nativity Scenes Don't Belong in Town Squares
Upset you can't put up a manger scene in the town square? Perhaps we should spend less time worrying about rights we think we have and more time modeling the respect and hospitality of Jesus.
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Some Baptists Are Eroding Religious Freedom
Some Baptists Are Eroding Religious Freedom
Regardless of one's feelings about Mormonism, Baptists ought to be concerned about the free exercise of religion – even for those who aspire to the highest office in our land.
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God Bless Our Leaders, Even the Ones I Don’t Like
It strains our understanding that in the Christian Scriptures we would be urged to pray for leadership that was punishing brothers and sisters in the faith as if we were handing them over to the God of Creation for supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings rather than opposing them for the injustice they support. But the spirit of Our Leader who commanded us to love those who hate us indicates we should say a good word to God on their behalf.
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A Satirical Fix for That 'Flawed' First Amendment
A Satirical Fix for That 'Flawed' First Amendment
What were the Founding Fathers thinking? Clearly, their reckless and irresponsible musing, known by some as the First Amendment, was flawed since it doesn't reflect popular sentiment. Let's just fix it, shall we?
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Why Conservatives Should Favor Manhattan Mosque
Why Conservatives Should Favor Manhattan Mosque
As the controversy over a mosque near Ground Zero escalates, the opposition by some conservatives is puzzling. From a conservative perspective, building a mosque should not be barred.
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Responsibility Accompanies Free Speech
Responsibility Accompanies Free Speech
Free speech comes with responsibility. When a person's speech leads to violence and harm of others, the speaker becomes complicit in the deed. They should be held accountable for the negative power of their words.
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Kentucky Bill Calls for Bible Lit Classes
Kentucky Bill Calls for Bible Lit Classes
Following a successful Texas initiative, a bill in Kentucky would permit the Bible to be taught as literature. While some may cheer this idea, do we really want the state to water down the Bible to mere literature?
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Christians Support Religious Liberty – For Themselves
Christians Support Religious Liberty – For Themselves
Christians ought to be champions of religious liberty yet often defend their religious freedom to the exclusion of others. Why do so many Christians not grasp the First Amendment?
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Survey: First Amendment Guarantees Too Many Rights

Ever begrudged your rights? Well, according to the annual State of the First Amendment survey by the First Amendment Center, nearly half of all Americans said the First Amendment guarantees too many rights.

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