Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Religious Freedom Day:
On January 16, 1993, Congress passed a resolution recognizing Religious Freedom Day. It was proclaimed to celebrate the passage of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty. With religious liberty so imperiled these days, it is especially important for us to mark this special occasion in 2021.
The Catholic League website offers voluminous evidence of the mounting threats to religious liberty, and what we have been doing to combat them. If the incoming administration in Washington is anything like the Obama-Biden years—and all signs are that it will be—then what happened to the Little Sisters of the Poor is only a precursor of what is about to unfold. We expect to be very busy.
There is time enough to address policies that seek to undermine religious liberty. Now is the time to salute President Donald J. Trump for his heroic leadership in promoting this foundational right.
On May 4, 2017, Trump made his first of many statements affirming this core right. “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied, or silenced anymore. And we will never, ever stand for religious discrimination.” He has done his best to make good on his pledge.
We salute him for his accomplishments. To read some of his most impressive contributions, click here.
One final comment. We live in dangerous times. Multiple calls for policies more closely aligned with totalitarian regimes are being made on a daily basis. The “cancel culture” is out of control. It is our goal to do everything in our power to subvert it. We expect to play a major role in resisting the forces of despotism in 2021.