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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?

Aarin Kim

It is important for me as a Christian to stand up for religious freedom, because it follows one of the teachings that Jesus talks about which is to love all people. Even with the differences in belief, I believe that being able to fight for those who can’t and granting them access to believe freely can lead them to believe in Jesus later down the road. When one is forced to believe in a certain god or religion, the love that they feel is not real and it feels forced and it is something that a person does not genuinely want to believe. My sister was forced into believing in Jesus by my mom but my mom approached it in a hostile way to which it drove my sister away from the church which hurts my heart to this day. We must be examples of Christ everyday and the best thing that we can do is to love others and Jesus first loved us.