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A New Birth of Freedom?

May 27, 2020

"...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom..." Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address

On Monday, as a nation we took time to remember those brave men and women who "gave their last full devotion" to defend and preserve the liberties we enjoy in America, including religious liberty. Their sacrifices make our freedom possible.

Yet, as we reflected on the heavy price paid for our freedom, there exists an ominous rising tide of tyranny that threatens those liberties. Under the guise of health and safety, governors and local authorities across America are trampling on the religious rights of people of faith.

It is against that rising tide of religious intolerance that we direct our efforts at Faith & Liberty.

Please help us defend religious freedom!

Consider for a moment what we are witnessing across the nation.

The City of Chicago delivered a deeply chilling letter to two churches we are working to assist—Elim Romanian Pentecostal and Logos Baptist Ministries. The letter threatened to potentially DESTROY THE PHYSICAL CHURCHES if they continue to hold services.

We know it's hard to believe, but in a letter delivered Saturday, May 23, Chicago Health Commissioner Allison Arwady wrote: "I am authorized to seek to enjoin such nuisance or to cause the same to be summarily abated in such manner as I may direct..." The letter ended by stating that "the City will take steps necessary to abate, including Summary Abatement."

According to the Illinois Supreme Court, "Summary abatement would mean to put down or destroy without process. This means the inspector can, upon his own judgment, cause the alleged nuisance to stop on his own authority and effect a destruction of property at his discretion."

In other words, by claiming "summary abatement" status, the City of Chicago is now actively threatening to physically tear down these churches!

It is appalling that on the very weekend America was honoring the brave men and women who fought and died for our constitutional liberties, the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago were actively subverting those very liberties.

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The body of executive orders by Gov. J.B. Pritzker restricting churches are an insult to the First Amendment and to all Americans who understand the price and value of religious freedom. Each day the thug tactics to close churches in Illinois get more bizarre and outrageous.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. We are seeing this same anti-church religious bigotry across the nation in states like Michigan, California, Maine, Pennsylvania, and more. We must all work together to stop this outrageous abuse of the American people's unalienable, God-given rights. That's why we need your help!

Our staff and our budget are stretched thin in this intense fight for freedom. We are literally working around the clock to stand with thousands of churches that have come to us for help. And our phones are ringing nearly non-stop from additional churches and pastors in need of help.

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And one more thing. At Faith & Liberty we believe in the power of prayer! Please, pray for the soul of America, that no one be able to deprive Americans of their liberties. Pray, too, for all of America's churches, that they stand strong against the unprecedented attacks on our religious liberty.

Please also pray for Faith & Liberty as we work to uphold and defend America's churches. We need your prayers and support as never before!

And please, give as generously as possible TODAY. America's priceless freedom of religion – our first freedom – must be aggressively protected to ensure that it endures for our children, grandchildren and subsequent generations.

Your missionaries to Washington, D.C.,

Peggy Nienaber, Vice-President
Mat Staver, Chairman
Rev. Gregory Cox, Lead Missionary