Friday, September 6, 2013

New Survey: More Americans Feel Persecuted for Their Faith

According to a recent survey, more American workers feel they are suffering discrimination due to their religious faith. Last week, Tanenbaum released What American Workers Really Think About Religion: Tanenbaum’s 2013 Survey of American Workers and Religion. The results revealed some startling information, including:  

  • One in three American workers have actually experienced or personally seen incidents of religious bias when they go to work.
  • Six in ten white evangelical Protestants agree that discrimination against Christians has become as big a problem as discrimination against other religious minorities
“Attacks on religious liberty are increasing at alarming and unprecedented rates, and they are occurring whenever people of faith begin to engage the culture around them, including the workplace,” said Liberty Institute General Counsel Jeff Mateer.  “The hostility against people of faith, including Christians, is at an all time high in our nation.  We are faced with intense opposition from radical secularist groups, and even are own federal government, who are seeking to remove God from public life.”
On the heels of that survey, the City of San Antonio, Texas, this week passed an ordinance that targets citizens and businesses who hold traditional religious views about sexuality, and grants special protected status and rights to homosexual, bisexual, and transgendered individuals. Among other items, the ordinance would prohibit membership on any city board or city contract for anyone who has expressed disapproval of the homosexual agenda. Thus, a Catholic RCIA instructor articulating the Church’s teaching on these matters could be removed from office or have their contracts with the city terminated. 

The Liberty institute is promising a legal challenge to the new law.

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