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Freedom is not an easy concept, particularly when it comes to freedom of religious beliefs and conscience.  While our nation was clearly established on Judeo-Christian principles from the Bible, our Founding Fathers were also very clear that government should never enforce a national religion upon its citizens. But at what cost do we allow any religion in the U.S.?

This morning we cover a controversy out of Deleware, where a local Muslim Imam opened a government meeting with a quote from the Quran–the very book that calls for Muslim domination of the world and persecution of anyone who opposes Islam.

In our first segment, we check in with Roger Patterson the general editor for an intriguing and informative new book World Religions and Cults – Volume 3.

This final book in the series focuses on the atheistic or humanistic type of religions. It would be one of the most valuable for the church in the Western World where anti-god and pro-evolution religions are beginning to explode, for it was written to refute those religions and show how they fail.

 

Religious Freedom

The Anti-Establishment Clause, also sometimes confusingly labelled the Establishment Clause or the Religion Clause, is the first of several pronouncements in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, stating,

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

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After a Muslim imam recited an Islamic prayer at a state legislative session on Wednesday, a Delaware state lawmaker condemned his colleagues for permitting Muslims to give the invocation, contending that Islam’s holy book – the Koran – incites followers of Islam to kill the infidel (non-Muslims) in the name of jihad.

State Sen. Dave Lawson (R-Marydel) chastised other lawmakers from the floor of the Delaware State Senate for their inaction and complacency.

“We just heard from the Quran, which calls for our very demise,” Lawson orated, according to the daily newspaper headquartered in Dover, Delaware, the News Journal. “I fought for this country, not to be damned by someone that comes in here and prays to their God for our demise. I think that’s despicable.”

The United States military veteran was so appalled by the recitation of the prayer that he walked out of the invocation with one of his colleagues.

Imam’s invocation condemned on DE Senate floor