June 8, 2012, marks the 223rd anniversary of the day our Founding Father James Madison introduced the Bill of Rights, with its guarantee of religious freedom, to the First Congress.
Madison's original proposal for a bill of rights provision concerning
religion read: ''The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account
of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be
established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any
manner, or on any pretence, infringed.''
1 The language was altered in the House to read: ''Congress shall make no
law establishing religion, or to prevent the free exercise thereof, or
to infringe the rights of conscience.''
In the Senate, the section adopted read: ''Congress shall make no
law establishing articles of faith, or a mode of worship, or prohibiting
the free exercise of religion, . . .''
freedom is something we here in the United States think of as a birth
right, something we take for granted. But religious freedom here in the
United States is under attach.
As most of us are well aware, on January 20, 2012 the United States Department of Health and Human
Services (HHS), under Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, unveiled a new policy
which has come to be known at the “HHS Mandate.”
The new Mandate would requiring nearly all private health insurance
plans to include coverage for all FDA-approved prescription
contraceptive drugs and devices, surgical sterilizations and
abortion-inducing drugs—drugs that interfere with implantation in the
womb and therefore destroy the life of a human being in the earliest
stage of development.
The Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society are pleased to announce that the next Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally will take place on Friday, June 8, in cities and towns across the United States.
come out and support this rally at a location near you. Call a friend
or family member and invite them along with you. If there isn't a
location near you ,or you are unable to attend, join our efforts in
prayer and fasting this day.
Stand up for Religious Freedom
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