When was the last time you read it?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
It is all of the freedoms listed in this great amendment that are being attacked when exercised by Catholics and faithful Christians.
Freedoms so dear that the writers of the Constitution, called the “Founders of the Country,” made it the FIRST amendment to the country’s constitution. The FIRST FREEDOM is the Freedom of Religion, the freedom sought by those who originally came and colonized this land: the Pilgrims being the iconic seekers of the religious freedom this country has carried to the rest of the globe. We have chronicled and will continue to follow the attacks on religious freedom by the administration of Barak Obama. Catholics in particular have taken much offense and exception to the content of executive orders and laws as well as the dictatorial style in which they have been written and implemented without concern for the rights or precedents of the Catholic Church, or other Christians for that matter. One first suspects, and then assumes, that this administration wants to destroy the Church as have other secular minded dictators of the past.
We have seen it coming for a long time. We have seen it in Canada which is further down the road of religious intolerance and enforced militant secularism than is the United States. We have seen it coming with the obvious ramifications of laws against imagined and presumed ‘hate speech.’ Women and men of faith lose their jobs. Preachers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are intimidated into NOT naming sin for what it is. Lawsuits punish and laws tax the Church for being faithful. Catholics are marginalized for being faithful even while unfaithful Catholics are trumpeted as being enlightened and become friends of the powerful, rewarded with money and fame. It is not only the Freedom of Religion, the freedom to live according to one’s conscience and beliefs, that is being violated, but now the freedom to even speak the Truth about homosexuality, abortion or euthanasia. The First Amendment is the first to be treasured and the first to be attacked.
Read here for the latest assault on the First Amendment, this time against the Christian who would speak freely: http://www.christianpost.com/news/newspaper-editor-fired-for-criticizing-pro-gay-bible-files-federal-complaint-against-former-employer-123815/