What happened to liberty and justice for all?
Americans are losing what are supposed to be constitutionally promised rights at an alarming pace. The Founding Fathers understood the overriding essentiality of religious practice unimpeded by governmental authority, but time and vast cultural change has eroded this from the consciences of modern politicians. The struggle for the right to worship freely has been present since the time of the Holy Roman Empire.
By looking at how the Ancient Christian world relates to the failures of our own Supreme Court, it is possible to see what has lead to so much government interference in personal religious beliefs in the name of “equality.” As we watch America teeter ever closer to the brink of moral collapse and prejudice towards religion become ever more institutionalized, one question always surfaces: How can we stop this?
In The Liberty Threat James Tonkowich explores the history of Christian philosophy from the Church’s infancy through the birth of America and how it influenced religious liberty. With hard-hitting examples fresh from today’s courts, Tonkowich illustrates just how the rigid separation of Church and state has created a world that is hostile to true faith. The Liberty Threat is both a chilling wake-up call and a clear call to action for Christians everywhere.
About the Author: Jim Tonkowich worked for nearly five years for Chuck Colson, managing BreakPoint Radio, founding a magazine, writing, speaking, and developing a curriculum including the Centurions Program. He also worked in business and youth ministry. He is currently a Senior Fellow at The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation and continues to be associated with the Institute on Religion & Democracy first as president and now as a scholar.