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Reply To: In your opinion, why is it important for Christians to stand up for religious freedom for people of all faiths, and not just our own?

Madeline Hall

I believe that Christ honors our freedom to choose and that giving people that freedom is honoring their humanity. It is absolutely contrary to what it says in the bible to treat someone without love because they do not believe the same things you do. Protecting the religious freedom of other faiths is also protecting your own faith, because as one people group starts to be oppressed, the oppression does not stop there. Above all, God calls us to love our neighbor and dishonoring their freedom to choose what they want to believe is inconsistent with love.