Kathryn Lopez

He pointed to a relentlessness by which some attempt to "persuade the courts to stand the First Amendment on its head and give it a meaning completely contrary to its original intent." In the face of "those who would banish religion from the public square," he said, Knights, and Christians more broadly, "must lead by the good that we do" and "must not be silent in speaking up for our rights ... "show[ing] the world that it is love that motivates us to help and protect the poor, the widow, the orphan, the intellectually disabled, the cold and the hungry. And it is that same love that motivates us to work to help and protect families, marriage and the unborn."

As we face decisive junctures as a culture and country and challenges about who we are as a people, it's good to have leaders paving the way, providing prayer and charity, leadership and partnership. What an example to follow.

Kathryn Lopez

Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of National Review Online, writes a weekly column of conservative political and social commentary for Newspaper Enterprise Association.

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