Over the last few decades, Americans have seen more and more of their freedoms slip away right before their eyes because of the left-wing’s claim they just want to keep us safe.
Now, the Left is using COVID as a vehicle to take away even more of our freedoms such as where we can eat, how many people we can gather with, and in what places we are allowed.
So, it really should come as no shock that a recent study showed record high restrictions on this particular freedom that many Americans take for granted.
Last month, Pew Research revealed that in 2018, government restrictions on religion hit an all-time high.
And it is only getting worse as power-hungry politicians are shuttering churches around the globe all in the name of “safety.”
Religious Freedom Ambassador Sam Brownback stated, “We look at this religious freedom foundational right that if you can get it right as a nation other human rights will flourish. If you get it wrong other human rights will diminish.”
The study also showed that high or very high government restrictions peaked in 56 countries around the world with the highest restrictions being in Africa and the Middle East.
Far too often, Americans dismiss reports of freedoms being violated around the world because they don’t believe it can ever happen on our soil.
Well, if the last nine months have been any indication it is time for Americans to start paying attention because the Left has quickly seized on the opportunity to shut down any religious entity that stands in its way.
No longer is the issue of losing religious freedoms something that just happens in other countries, it is now right here on our soil and the Left isn’t even trying to hide it anymore.
Religious freedom is one of the core defining features of the entire U.S. republic, but for years now it has come under intense assault.
It could disappear right before our eyes if the American public doesn’t wake up and stop believing that these studies and polls are only about other countries, and that “it could never happen here.”
On the issue of religious freedoms being trampled as the result of the COVID pandemic Justice Alito recently stated, “pains me to say this, but in certain quarters religious liberty is fast becoming a disfavored right.”
The First Amendment to the United States constitution begins, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .”
Fast forward to now and religious freedom is one of the most pressing issues facing America today.
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