Religious liberty and the regulatory road to serfdom

By Anthony Bradley, LifeSite News


Perhaps for the first time in American history, orthodox and traditional Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and others may need to form a new alliance in order to defend their religious liberties in an America that’s increasingly less tolerant of principled diversity.
Religious and cultural progressives, secularists, and militant atheists pose a significant threat to religious freedom all in the name of “fairness.” What is not “unfair” is that religious communities are not free to not embrace cultural morality. In the coming years, fairness will be forced upon traditional religious groups by progressives (secular and religious) to destroy religious liberty. Religious communities that hold to classical teachings will not necessarily have their freedom directly undermined by a single President, specific laws in Congress, or maybe not even judicial activism, but primarily by the unchecked power of government regulatory agencies who operate essentially as our fourth branch of government.


Government regulatory agencies, like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Center for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and hundreds of others, are free to interpret and apply federal law without accountability to America’s legislative process. Congress has no control over any of the regulations issued by these agencies. It is the lack of due process that will render these agencies so dangerous in the coming years for those who hold to the traditional practices and beliefs. These agencies are free to interpret the law as they see fit without having to answer to anyone in the process.


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