“Here in the United States, American believers and religious institutions, especially those who hold orthodox beliefs about human sexuality, are facing a much more polite persecution. And the question I think we face today is whether Americans who subscribe to those orthodox tenets—including the Christian faith, as well as those who are subscribed to Judaism and to Islam—whether they will have the space necessary to be able to live consistent with their beliefs in these areas. If we are going to continue to be a standard bearer in this nation for religious freedom and free expression—if we are truly committed to living out a diverse and pluralistic society, a background with all different faiths—then we must answer the question the same way we always have, which is to opt for freedom over the demands of the current cultural climate.” — Kristen Waggoner

Date: April 2, 2019

Event: TGC 2019 National Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana

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