Posts tagged: Freedom of Religion

Five Key Findings on Religion in the U.S.

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Written by Frank Newport

Religion remains an integral part of most Americans’ lives, but Gallup’s ongoing research shows how this has changed over time. The following are five important findings about religion in the U.S.:

1. America remains a largely Christian nation, although less so than in the past. Seventy-four percent of Americans identify with a Christian religion, and 5% identify with a non-Christian religion.… Continue Reading

O Little Town of Springfield (Illinois Family Spotlight #017)

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With the Christmas season upon us, thousands of families are showcasing nativities on their front lawns. But what about such religious displays on public property during the Christmas season? In the first part of today’s show, Monte Larrick interviews Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society to discuss their nativity display in the Illinois capitol building this month. Afterword, Monte and David Smith discuss the importance of protecting the free exercise of religion.… Continue Reading

Alderman Moreno and Religious Bigotry

Written by David E. Smith, IFA Executive Director

“Sophomoric.” That is Chicago Democrat and Alderman Joe Moreno’s response to those of us who say his threat against Chick-fil-A is intolerant, hypocritical and discriminatory.

As it turns out, the political pundits and legal scholars — including scores of self-professed “progressives” — have almost uniformly argued that the alderman’s actions are discriminatory and illegal. … Continue Reading