Attacks Against Religious Expression in America Have Doubled in Three Years

DAILY CALLER — In just three years, the number of hostile acts against religion in America has doubled, according to a new report conducted by a constitutional attorney.

The report, released by First Liberty Institute, documents attempts to suppress or threaten religious liberty. In the first edition back in 2012, the team of analysts found a total of 600 attacks against religion, but the latest research indicates that the number has skyrocketed to 1,285, based on events compiled from court cases and press reports.

“The religious liberty of Americans is under attack like never before,” Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of First Liberty Institute, said in a statement. “These attacks are coming from all directions, against America’s churches, in our school, in the military, and in the public arena.”

“The good news is, even though the number of attacks has risen, the Constitution hasn’t changed,” Shackelford added. “Religious liberty is still our first, foundational freedom. And when Americans stand up for their rights, they can win.”

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