Thursday, May 31, 2012

Event Alert: Rallying for Religious Freedom

The Family Foundation of Virginia

On Friday, June 8th, there will be several “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rallies across the state. This is a nationwide day of rallies in response to the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate forcing religious institutions to pay for procedures/drugs which violate their core religious beliefs, such as abortion-inducing drugs.

Similar rallies were held across the nation in March.

Initially, this mandate has had the greatest impact on the Catholic Church.  However, if it is not reversed, it has the potential to restrict the freedom of religion and conscience of every faith in the entire nation.  It is important that those of us who cherish religious liberty, as handed down to us from our forefathers in the First Amendment to the Constitution, let our voices be heard.  We are joining with dozens of state and national pro-life organizations in support of this effort including the Alliance Defense Fund, Concerned Women for America, Americans United for Life, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and dozens more.

There are four rallies scheduled for Virginia.  All are from noon until 1:00 p.m.  If you are within driving distance of one of these events, please make every effort to attend.  The details and contact information are below:

Lee Plaza
2nd Street SW and Church Avenue SW (map)

Jackson Park
Jefferson Street and 4th Street N.E. (map)

Virginia Beach
The Town Center of Virginia Beach
222 Central Park Avenue (map)

Lexington, VA
St. Patrick Church
221 W Nelson Street (map)