DOJ Announces “First Freedom Project”

A Department of Justice press release announced the “First Freedom Project,” which is billed as an effort “to strengthen and preserve religious liberty throughout the nation.”  Included in the initiative is a “Report on Enforcement of Laws Protecting Religious Freedom” over the last five years as well as a new website, www.firstfreedom.gov.  A public initiative to support the freedom of religion is a welcome sight in modern times that seem to prefer a separation of religion and public life.  (With credit to The Religion Clause blog for the point out.)

Lifeway Offers Troops Magazine Alternative

The likes of Maxim, FHM, and other ‘non-pornographic’ magazines of partially dressed women in sensuous poses are readily available for deployed fighter pilots and other military members, often delivered for free by the publishers.  According to Christian Post, Lifeway is attempting to provide a Christian alternative through a distribution scheme with thousands of churches.

Religious Freedom Day, 2007

Religious Freedom Day passed quietly, with virtually no mainstream media press coverage, even though struggles continue over the proper role of religion in government, the military, and public society.  The President’s proclamation is here, and a private organization has started a website to better publicize the day.

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