Dwight A. Moody
A few weeks ago the religious freedom of the American people was in danger of collapse; or so many people were telling us. We were at the tipping point, they said, on the verge of being pushed into the abyss of governmenal control and regulation. America would never be the same; religious liberty was all but gone; the line had been crossed; the end was in sight.
The issue, you recall, is whether people who work for a company can have access to health services regardless of the religious convictions of the owner or employer. The government says yes; some religious leaders say no.
This was the subject of serious national debate. Then, of course, Treyvon Martin was shot and killed, and the media moved on to another (and I would say, more serious) set of issues: race and guns. And last Sunday millions of people exercised their lost freedom of worship and gathered to pray, meditate, and protest that senseless violence. Continue reading