Members of Congress who spoke on the first day of the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., highlighted the concerns of many that Christians are being told to keep their faith to themselves in America.
Republican Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma spoke to those gathered at the Family Research Council event about the purported dangers to religious liberty in the United States.
“We have a culture that has become afraid of faith. I’m not sure how it happened, but it most certainly has happened,” said Sen. Lankford.
“We have a culture that would say it’s okay for you to be able to have faith as long as it is over there and we can’t see it. Just keep it out of sight. But if you bring it out to where we can see it, it makes us uncomfortable so you need to put your faith over there.”
Lankford went on to warn that when Americans “pull back on religious liberty, so does the rest of the world.”
Lankford proceeded to cite Russia’s recently enacted anti-evangelism law as an example, which came under the guise of an anti-terrorism measure.
“The new anti-terrorism law in Russia includes provisions that redefine missionary activities and those religious practices. Not allowing any missionary activities to take place outside of any state-sanctioned sites,” continued Lankford.
“In Russia today, just to do evangelism on the street, just to talk about your faith on the street, and as a foreigner coming in to Russia, to be able to talk to other people about faith is considered a terrorist activity and an act of extremism.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post