Stand With Us To Help Protect Our Nation's Religious Liberty
Our Founding Fathers considered religious liberty our "first freedom," the bedrock upon which all other freedoms rest. Sadly, our country today would be unrecognizable to our Founders. America now has a small minority of powerful leaders who are using the courts, Congress and the federal government to suppress and remove religious freedom, turning the First Amendment upside down.
In 2004, Liberty Institute President and CEO Kelly Shackelford, along with a number of the organization's clients, testified in the U.S. Senate about the growing religious hostility in America. Because the opposition insisted these select testimonies were isolated incidents, Liberty Institute collected additional information and developed the first "hostilities document." The shocking number of cases made it clear…this was a very real problem, and it affected every age, and every religious group in every community across the country.
Fast-forward eight years, and hostility toward religious liberty has reached an all-time high. America's First Freedom – the freedom of religion – is being pushed out of public life, our schools, and even our churches.
To alert the nation about this very serious issue, Liberty Institute, joined by the Family Research Council (FRC), launched The Survey of Religious Hostility in America, a compilation of more than 600 documented incidents of religious bigotry that have occurred throughout the country – most in the past 10 years.
The Executive Summary of "The Survey of Religious Hostility in America"
"The Survey of Religious Hostility in America" - Full Version
Although the information may seem dark, there is good news. Individuals and organizations that stand up for religious liberty can win, and are winning. Liberty Institute has a 99 percent win rate, and has never lost a case to the Freedom From Religion Foundation or Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Through The Survey of Religious Hostility in America, we hope to inform and empower people of faith to stand with us as we continue the important work of defending our most precious liberty – our freedom of religion
Download The Survey of Religious Hostility in America and share it with your family and friends. Also, please pray that God will touch the hearts of many in response to this important project. Your gift now will also help us continue to defend and restore religious liberty across America.