Religious Liberty

From its birth, America was founded on biblical principles. There was no confusion in the minds of the Founding Fathers about the role of faith in politics or about the critical role faith should play in the American democratic experiment. As John Adams famously wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  In recent years, however, Americans have been misled by the false doctrine that there must be a total “separation of church and state.” While the First Amendment to our US Constitution does not contain that oft-quoted phrase, it does say the following: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”  It is the “free exercise” clause that protects our right to preach, teach, pray, worship, evangelize, and engage in the full work of the gospel. However, not everyone in our society today values these freedoms. In fact, there are those who would greatly diminish
them. It is our duty, then, to use the “shield” of law and public policy to keep the door to the market place of ideas open for Christians to share and live out their faith publicly.

  • Learn about the rights of students in public schools to pray, study the Bible, and distribute religious literature at our Students Rights page.
  • Parents have the fundamental right to raise their children in the faith.  MFI has resources for parents to help defend that right. 

Victories!

The past two weeks have seen many blessings for pro-family advocates across the country and right here in Massachusetts! We hope you feel encouraged by

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