If I am honest, on a week like this week, with so many acts of violence in the name of God, it’s hard to talk about Religious Liberty. But, if we look back in the pages of history—of religious history—we see that we live in a world where hate and anger, for some reason, can be confused with religion and faith. But, they are never one in the same.

Any time hate enters the picture, religion and faith cease to exist. All that is left is hate and anger. And, I think that religious inequality, wherever it exists, simply fans the flame of that anger. Whereas, religious liberty works diligently and persists in the face of atrocity, trying to diffuse that anger.

Auburn First Baptist Church