Ran across this great article in my reading today. It is so important that we all understand from whence came most of the principles of freedom we enjoy in this nation. Many question the relevance of Christianity in our society when, in fact, Christianity had and continues to have an undeniable positive influence on our daily lives. Without courageous Christians who stood for those "unalienable rights" bestowed by our Creator our world would look very different indeed.
Atheist, agnostic, pagan, eastern religion practitioner, and Islamist all have Christians to thank for the ability they have to freely practice and believe according to their consciences. Those who would squelch the voice of Christians in our nation are doing so at their own peril. It will be the Christians who will continue to stand for the rights of people to believe as they will. Your time to read and remember those who have gone before us will be well spent.