Study Reveals U.S. Hostility to Religious Liberty
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2012 Aug 22
A new survey conducted by Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council reveals nearly 600 incidents of hostility toward Christianity that have occurred in the U.S. in the last 10 years, OneNewsNow.com reports. For example, a Christian couple was fired as apartment complex managers and forced to move because a painting with a Christian reference was displayed in their office, and a student was told he could not wear a T-shirt to school because of its Christian message. Liberty Institute attorney Justin Butterfield said his group hoped to raise awareness of the issue with the study's findings. "A lot of people think that hostility because of people's religious beliefs and attacks on religious liberties are things that happen elsewhere in the world, not the United States," he said. "We just want to show that it actually happens with increasing and alarming regularity here in the United States."