In other words, this issue goes beyond the concerns of the Catholic Church or the Evangelical or Protestant communities or the Jewish synagogue down the street. It reaches beyond those who worship at all. Instead, it is a matter that touches every American who treasures the right to be guided by conscience in making important decisions and adopting an ethical worldview for their lives.
Many who were sleeping heretofore have now been awakened to find religious freedom under such rampant assault. And they see, with their own eyes, how the assault is also aimed at tomorrow’s generations, with members of President Obama’s administration targeting high schools and colleges with propaganda about the “free” contraceptives and abortion pills they have access to via ObamaCare.
In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a press release announcing that Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are reaching out to campus leaders to remind graduating high school, college, and university seniors about their new so-called health insurance options under ObamaCare.
The time for being aloof from threats to our culture, for being so comfortable that we cannot sense the danger at our front door, is long past. Now, to each of us as Americans—whether religiously faithful or not—the charge has come. Each must make a decision to either, “saddle up and fight,” or sit back and surrender our Constitution and its Bill of Rights.
And each must understand that indecision is the same as deciding not to fight.
Alan Sears, a former federal prosecutor in the Reagan Administration, is president and CEO of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal alliance employing a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.