In the U.S., doesn’t EVERY DAY allow religious freedom???

Life Site News provided a link to this article written by the staff of Focus on the Family Action at its “Citizen Link” site:

Students Encouraged to Celebrate Religious Freedom Day

Sad, isn’t it, that our country has such difficulty protecting religious freedom that we have to set aside a particular day (January 16th) to celebrate it??? In a way it is good to designate a special day to celebrate that freedom, rather than take it for granted……but religious freedom is among the founding principles of our country so shouldn’t we be able to expect it will always exist? Just one look at news and it’s clear that religious freedom is under attack in so many ways. Perhaps there really will be a time in our country’s future when “Religious Freedom Day” may be the only day we can exercise that freedom? Scary thought, isn’t it?

The official Web site for the commemoration is at

That is where teachers, parents, and students can obtain a 16-page guidebook that contains:

An explanation of Religious Freedom Day

Suggestions for how to commemorate the day

Presidential proclamations, past and present

The complete text of Thomas Jefferson’s
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

An easy-to-read paraphrase of the Virginia Statute

A summary of the U.S. Department of Education’s guidelines on students’ religious liberties


2 Responses to “In the U.S., doesn’t EVERY DAY allow religious freedom???”

  1. Samantha Says:

    Wow, for real?

  2. Precious Feet Says:

    Yes, there really is a day named “Religious Freedom Day” as you can tell by following the links. But in case you weren’t sure, please know that my post was a bit tongue-in-cheek (i.e., not fully serious; I like how merriamdashwebsterdotcom defines tongue-in-cheek as “whimsical exaggeration”!). I think I’m on edge as the 20th of January approaches!

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