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Father, we come in agreement with Alito in recognizing the attack on Christians today. Protect us from the enemy, Lord, and protect out freedom to serve and worship You.

Alito has come under fire from atheists, who accuse him of portraying unbelievers as enemies of religious freedom.

From Faithwire. Atheist activists are frustrated over a recent speech by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, during which he discussed religious liberty and warned about the essentiality of helping nonbelievers see its value.

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What Alito Said About Religious Liberty

Speaking at a recent conference in Rome for the Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative, Alito described the dire state of religious liberty in many places. He also discussed atheism, nonbelief, and the dismissive nature some take to faith.

“Religious liberty is under attack in many places because it is dangerous to those who want to hold complete power,” he said during the keynote….

“Polls show a significant increase in the percentage of the population that rejects religion or thinks it’s just not all that important,” he said. “And this has a very important impact on religious liberty because it is hard to convince people that religious liberty is worth defending if they don’t think that religion is a good thing that deserves protection.”

Watch Alito’s remarks:

The conservative justice … said the problem isn’t just indifference or ignorance but “growing hostility to religion” or “traditional beliefs that are contrary to the new moral code that is ascendant in some sectors….”

“The challenge for those who want to protect religious liberty in the United States, Europe, and other similar places is to convince people who are not religious that religious liberty is worth special protection,” he said….

Why Atheists Are Reacting

These comments frustrated the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an atheist activist group, with nontheists calling the comments “disturbing” and accusing Alito of framing “nonbelievers as obstructors of religious liberty….”

The FFRF invoked additional critiques of Alito’s keynote, with Dan Barker, the organization’s other co-president, dubbing a portion of his speech borrowing language from Matthew 10:16 (ESV) a “highly disturbing message.”

During this particular portion of the speech, Alito discussed the importance of “resting in God” and proclaimed, “The champions of religious liberty who go out as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves can expect to find hearts that are open to their message….”

Regardless of atheists’ critiques of Alito, a very real religious freedom struggle is unfolding in the U.S., and his comments about the rise of nonreligious — and the impact this is having — continue to be played out in political and cultural circles.

From a football coach who lost his job over praying at the 50-yard line (before recently securing a Supreme Court victory) to bakers who have been fined massive amounts of money for declining to make same-sex wedding cakes, these concerns are very real, regardless of activists’ dismissals.

How are you praying for religious freedom? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from Faithwire. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Patrice Ayala
August 7, 2022

Abba Father, I pray for Your protection over our Supreme Court Justices who dare to speak out on issues that do not align with Your Word, and ideologies that undermine the moral foundation of the USA and so many other countries around the world. Father, open the eyes of those who call themselves “Christians “, but they have compromised and have accepted ungodly and moraless teachings and ideologies such as same sex marriage, abortion rights, and transgender endoctrination of our children. Your Word says in Romans 12:2 “Do not be fonformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing og your mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God-whwt is good and acceptable and perfect.” Abba, embolden those of us who know and live Your truth, to continue speaking out against these atrocities. But, more than anything, help us to continue to share the Good News of Your Gospel and Your love for every one, which is what Jesus commissioned ALL believers to do. Help us to not be weary in well doing for in due season we will reap a harvest of blessings. Amen

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Gail Ingram
August 7, 2022

Thank you, Justice Samuel Alito…..you are such a blessing to our nation. God bless you and protect you as you stand up for the Almighty and His Ways. I have a good friend who is an atheist. Her choice, my choice to believe in the Triune God…..she is not a threat to my religious freedom. Grow up, atheists…..you have your freedom. God bless our nation at this time in history. Again, Thank you, Samuel Alito. I have much respect for your opinions.

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Lloyd
August 7, 2022

I recall an individual who sang a song about rejecting rehab, “No, No, No”. Death was not far behind this individual. People don’t want to be warned of the consequences of dangerous lifestyles, choices, and decisions. They have options before them. The God they hate gives them an option, choose life or choose death. It is the same option open to all. As a Christian, I chose life, and I thank God for the option. Each individual must choose for themselves who they will accept, God or the devil. Say “no” to whichever you will but allow the religious to be religious and the godless to remain godless; in the end, their eternal destiny will be the one they chose. I pray they choose life.

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Judith
August 7, 2022

They are talking about religion. These are the end times we are living in. The battle is between God and Satan and the people who chose to follow them. People love Satan because they hate God. They hate the fact that he exists and the fact that he is coming back to save us from ourselves. The battle has only just begun and will be getting worse by the minute from here on out. Satan’s followers want the Antichrist to save them, and what he has planned for them will be the most extreme form of communism. The brainwashing that was done in this country after WWII has many converts who are looking for the rise of the Antichrist as the answer. They don’t understand who this person is that they wait for, a man embodied by Satan, because they won’t pick up a Bible and read what God tells us about our future. If you won’t pick up a Bible, you will never know the truth. If you’ve already been brainwashed with communism, you will be unable to see God’s plan because you will be viewing it from the eyes of someone who thinks man has the answers.

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