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Free Speech and Religion Need Not Collide

Free Speech and Religion Need Not Collide
Religious freedom rally, state capitol, Frankfort Ky. 2015 (AP) 

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 09:44 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The movie "God Is Not Dead II" is one that should resonate with all religions, belief systems, or searchers for constitutional freedoms.

Free speech on issues of conscious, schools, public gatherings, or those with a different point of view are used to misinterpret the U.S. Constitution, citing the separation of church and state — which is not within this founding document.

Any discussion of Jesus as a historical figure is allowable as should be that of Abraham, Mohammed, Buddha, and other pillars of our faiths.

The movie’s legal arguments are outstanding and will move the hearts of most.

The sincerity of those desiring to acknowledge their belief in God is one that the U.S. Congress supports with its designated Chaplin.

By the same token, the disallowance of free speech by others not sharing those beliefs is too often experienced not just about religion, but much of politics.

I part ways with those holding positions of public trust who would deny others the protections required in their lawful activities with which I might disagree.

Pharmacists may be in the wrong profession who hold critical roles in healthcare but want to withhold lawfully prescribed medications because they disagree with who the recipients are or the activities they may be used for.

By their very nature, private clubs and private businesses not engaged with the general public, and taking government funds shouldn’t be subjected to discrimination suits for serving those they chose.

The advent of photos on demand from phones, car cams, or other devices allows those noninvolved to pry and spy on activities which may not be their business, or intrude on others privacy.

The limits of the free speech provisions of the Constitution are challenged when citizens find their lawful conversations or sequestered actions recorded without their knowledge.

It should be an implicit understanding in this nation that in exercising the tenets of one’s religion, the constitution or laws are not violated. Jesus is quoted as saying “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21).

Public polls would have one believe that there is a correlation with trending decreased church attendance and support for God.

I beg to differ.

For as our soldiers willingly take up arms to preserve democracy for others, or when people donate their organs or donations mount for charitable organizations, we “See a sermon rather than hear one” every day knowing God is very much alive.

Dr. Ada M. Fisher was the first black woman to serve as the Republican National Committeewoman. She was a candidate for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina, a candidate for U.S. Congress, and a candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives. She is the author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, Book I." For more of her reports, Go Here Now.





 

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The disallowance of free speech by others not sharing those beliefs is too often experienced not just about religion, but much of politics. I part ways with those holding positions of public trust who would deny others the protections required in their lawful activities with which I might disagree.
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