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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?

Joseph Danaher

Thanks Alex for your comments. I agree that it’s both right and called for theologically and pragmatically necessary. I genuinely believe it would be grave sin to use force or the law to prevent anyone from worshiping as they see fit. And I don’t think that’s simply an American value but something that is a deeply Christian value, as Pope Saint John Paul II expressed extensively. And pragmatically, you’re right. How can we expect freedom if we deny it to others? And how can we denounce others for denying freedom if we do to? It just literally makes no logical or theological sense to repudiate religious freedom. And it is politically a horrible idea as well.