Worship Freely Today!

Happy Religious Freedom Day! As you go to work or school, say a prayer to thank God that we still have the right to worship where and when we please. And then pray for our brothers and sisters around the world who live in constant threat of arrest, torture, or death because of their faith. From the Christian Post…

President Bush issued a proclamation calling “on all Americans to reflect on the great blessing of religious liberty, endeavor to preserve this freedom for future generations, and commemorate this day with appropriate events and activities.”

The day celebrates the 1786 landmark passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which acknowledged that the human mind was made by God to be free and men should have the conscience to practice the faith of their choosing.

Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the legislation along with George Mason, considered it one of the three greatest accomplishments of his life, along with the writing of the United States Declaration of Independence and the founding of the University of Virginia.

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