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The Irrevocable Human Right
Of our freedom of religion
Is ingrained within every heart
Thus, to reason each decision

“Freedom of religion is not an American invention. It’s a universal value. And it’s enshrined in our Constitution and ingrained in every human heart. The freedom to profess and practice one’s faith, to believe or not to believe, or to change one’s beliefs, that is a birthright of every human being. And that’s what we believe. These rights are rightly recognized under international law.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, May 20, 2013


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Religious freedom is
The human right to express,
Think, and act upon belief
According to what may impress

Through faith, prayer, and thought
The path of personal faith is found
As answers are sought
The freedom of conscience is more sound

This is important to us all
Our founding fathers knew it too
The flag of freedom does call
One to be free to think, choose, and do

Let there be a moral compass
In the choices that we make
Let us unite for this, thus
And for freedom, re awake

The introduction says that “religious freedom is the human right to think, act upon and express what one deeply believes, according to the dictates of his or her moral conscience. The breadth of religious freedom and its relationship with freedom of conscience helps explain why religious freedom is important for everyone, not just for people of faith.”

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>The Mormon Moment – Newsweek

The churches of America
Share a common creed
As a nation under God
They help moral convictions lead

In late 2007 Romney traveled to Texas A&M to soothe evangelicals with a speech that downplayed the distinctiveness of Mormonism. “It’s important to recognize that while differences in theology exist between the churches in America,” he said, “we share a common creed of moral convictions.”

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>Our founding fathers
Never would have thought
Their sons and their daughters
Would turn their backs on God

How else did they win
This land that we love
But by enduring the grim
With faith in God above

What else could principle
A constitution of light
That could unite all the people
And define inalienable rights

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>“The Case of Religious Freedom”

Religious freedom is
And unalienable right
A moral basis to live
And flourish with insight

Where else can we turn
And find out who we are
Securely, to learn
God is never far

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>“The Case of Religious Freedom”

Religious freedom
Is an universal right
All being of God’s kingdom
We are in need of His light

Hope, purpose, compassion
Aspirations, and motives
Bloom beautifully with passion
When we’re in the light that God gives

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