One Generation Away from Freedom

, Gabrielle Okun, 1 Comment

The Heritage Foundation recently showed a documentary entitled “One Generation Away: the Erosion of Religious Liberty.” This bold documentary emphasized the importance of preserving our natural liberties, and expressed fear that they could easily be taken away as a secular government grows.

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EcoLight Studios, a Christian movie company owned by former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, will distribute the film in theatres this September to convey an important message—freedom can be taken away far easier than it is given. Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum presented the film at the Heritage event, saying that “The fight to protect our religious freedom is paramount to our country’s future prosperity.”

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” President Reagan repeatedly said. The documentary displays Reagan’s famous quote to inspire everyone to be more proactive in preventing the demise of liberty.

The movie highlights important examples of an apparent war on religious freedom:

  • The efforts of the ACLU to remove the cross atop the Mt. Soledad war memorial in San Diego;
  • The refusal of wedding service providers in Oregon and the state of Washington to serve same-sex couples;
  • The refusal of the Hobby Lobby chain to provide abortifacient coverage to their employees even while offering to underwrite other forms of contraception;
  • Restrictions placed on U. S. military chaplains by the Obama Administration; and
  • High school cheerleaders in Koontz, Texas who put biblical verses on banners.

The message of the film is clear and direct. No matter your religion or lack thereof, it is important to protect these liberties because they are the key to maintaining our independence from the government.


One Response

  1. Richard Hellstrom

    August 7, 2014 2:44 pm
    Quotes from article –
    Pentagon Confirms They May Court Martial Soldiers Who Hold Christian Faith ——
    says that Christians who serve in the American military are “well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.” They’re also “evil, fundamentalist Christian creatures” and “bandits” who “coagulate their stenchful substances.”
    So President Barack Obama’s civilian appointees who lead the Pentagon are confirming that the military will make it a crime–possibly resulting in imprisonment–for those in uniform to share their faith. This would include chaplains—military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis)–whose duty since the founding of the U.S. military under George Washington is to teach their faith and minister to the spiritual needs of troops who come to them for counsel, instruction, or comfort.

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