DID YOU KNOW??
Baptists were vital in the national value that promotes the freedom of religion?
The freedom to worship when and how one chooses is one of the foundational freedoms that is guaranteed by the constitution, one of the things that makes the American story unique among nations.
Challenges to mandatory religious practices by the government have been challenged by prominent Baptists since the 1600’s, and many of those “freedom fighters” sacrificed their freedom to promote this right for each of us.
Like all rights, their protection is a process, not a done deal. The challenges to religious liberty weren’t just hundreds of years ago, they are happening every day. Baptists believe that all people have the freedom to approach God and worship God in the ways they choose, and no government institution can limit the practice of one’s faith.
Sunday nights, Sept 8 thru Oct 27, learn more about what religious liberty looks like in 2019 and how we got to where we are today.
Introduction and first session:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
2nd Session: The beginnings of Religious Freedom
3rd Session: The Wall of Separation between the garden of the church and the wilderness of the world
4th Session: The Rise of Christian Nationalism
5th Session: The Decline of Religious Freedom in America
6th Session: Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993
7th Session: Modern times Challenges to Religious Liberty
8th Session: State Religious Freedom Restoration Act’s
Discipleship Group Leader:
Aubrey Ducker – is an Attorney, who has been a member of Church on the Drive since 2000. He came to Orlando in 1986 for US Navy bootcamp. In 1988 he married Laurie, and together they have two children Carolyn and James. Aubrey is a deacon and has been a member of the Constitution Committee for the last three years. He has been active as an advocate for religious liberty through his work with the Baptist Joint Committee and has served as a member of the board for Christian Ethics Daily. He is an avid runner and enjoys traveling.