Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2013 / 16:28 pm
Federal lawmakers, archdiocesan representatives and leaders of companies and non-profit organizations came together at a Philadelphia forum to publicly support religious liberty from governmental threats.
"What brought us all here today is so much bigger than a single piece of legislation or a political party; it is about protecting Americans' First Amendment right to religious freedom," said Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.).
"Every American – religious or otherwise – has something to lose if this administration prevails in their efforts to infringe upon a basic Constitutional right."
The June 21 forum was held during the 2013 Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period in which the U.S. bishops have asked Americans of all faiths to engage in prayer, education and action to defend religious freedom both at home and abroad.