Two conservative groups have released a “Survey of Religious Hostility in America,” which seeks to draw attention to a “relentless onslaught” against religious people and institutions.
“America today would be unrecognizable to our Founders,” according to the report, unveiled on Monday (Aug. 20) by the Texas-based Liberty Institute and the Washington-based Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.. The FRC’s security guard was shot Wednesday by a man who was reportedly angered by the group’s anti-gay stances.
“Our first freedom is facing a relentless onslaught from well-funded and aggressive groups and individuals who are using the courts, Congress, and the vast federal bureaucracy to suppress and limit religious freedom,” the report says.
Most of the more than 600 cases detailed in the study occurred during the past decade, and include:
— A federal judge threatened “incarceration” to a high school valedictorian in Castroville, Texas, unless she removed references to Jesus from her graduation speech.