Rally For Religious Freedom — I’m Back!

It’s official, I’m back! My first sorry-I-left-you-don’t-hate-me-gift — a video from the Rally For Religious Freedom in Pittsburgh.

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  • Anonymous

    i was at this rally!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauranews Laura Bay Brackett

    Yay, you’re really back!

    And I was at the Rally in Lexington KY. In the pouring rain with about 150 other people of various faith traditions, including Bishop Ronald Gainer. God bless the work!

  • Fisherman

    I missed you so much. And this is a brilliant video. Was there anyone else from different walks of faith their?

    • Fisherman

      *there. God forgive me.

  • AnnF

    Welcome Back! Great Video. I was at the mass and rally in Cleveland. Bishop Lennon got two standing ovations at mass. Have never seen anything like it. Let’s keep the momentum going!

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  • Siobhan

    I was with 1000 people in downtown Detroit, it was so good to see so many standing up to be counted. Welcome back! We missed you.

  • convert46

    You are great! Never stop sharing again. (Please.) I see a new bumper sticker on the horizon:
    “If you don’t believe in abortion, don’t pay for one.”

  • Jay E.

    Thank you for doing this Marc! The ents are waking up I think! Glad you’re back! I wish I could have attended one of the rallies, I tried but couldn’t find a ride.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Lynn-Readnour/1036901838 Jennifer Lynn Readnour

    Representing in the ‘Nati! Love the video! Great job!

  • Fldefr

    Good job, Marc!

  • golden

    I love the Jefferson quote!

  • http://twitter.com/iQuoteCatholics Catholic

    Great job =)

  • Sadie

    Who is the speaker in the blue shirt? What a bad-ass…very powerful.

    • John

      It is David Bereit. He’s one of the organizers of 40 Days for Life.

    • Jay E.

      David Bereit, the leader of 40 Days for Life. That guy is totally for real.

      • Anonymous

        i got a picture with him! :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/tobie.rose Rosemary M

    Wanted to go to this so badly … I had to teach class. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/marc.bastien1 Marc R Bastien

    Fantastic! Thank you for this! Must share.

  • KBradley- Marketing Enterprise

    Hey does anyone have a source for”Stand Up for Religious Freedom bumper stickers?”

  • KBradley- Marketing Enterprise

    Does anyone have a source for bumper stickers that read
    Stand Up for Religious Freedom??

  • http://www.facebook.com/anniecollins5 Annie Delaney Collins

    It was awesome to be a part of this in Ellicott City MD! I am so glad you’re back, I missed your posts!

  • Joseph A’Hearn

    Great! I was at the rally in DC with 1500 people. It was electrifying. I loved looking up at the people in the HHS building that were glued to the windows and stare them down. This rally was just a starting line. We need to pray intensely during the next few days, while the Supreme Court hears arguments that might motivate them to overturn Obamacare.

  • Amateur_Apologist_Tom

    Welcome back! I was in Trenton. It was a great rally! Hopefully those in the Administration realize that we are not going to be stepped on like this.

  • Anonymous

    I would really like to hear from other rallies. I did not hear anything about our local rally

  • Potamiaena

    Wonderful inspiring video. Love all the comments at the rally, the young people express themselves so well. Can you give us the name and artist of the song? I attended the rally in Houston, TX. We had five inspiring speakers. The best one was an African American preacher. . . not sure who or what religion. . .but he had the crowd shouting “No Compromise, No Surrender”!

    I hope all people of faith join the protest of this mandate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=886795053 Anna Ahlbin

    Great video, keep it up. I was outside HHS in DC…feelin’ the unity!

  • Cal-J

    Oh, good, you’re back. I was getting lonely without a forum to butt heads in. :D Sounds like things have been going well.

  • Michelle

    Okay…not that this isn’t great, but is this the big surprise you had in store for March 26th? Because I have to say, I was expecting something a little more…extreme :)

  • Pippen Snifferdoo

    This video is so cool. I loved the girl who said was offended by how our culture looks at women.

  • http://twitter.com/D_L_Schillinger Donna Schillinger

    This is encouraging. In my own hometown of Clarksville, Ark., it seems that there was little to no outrage when recently there were two challenges to religious freedom: the local day center for people with disabilities decided to not allow community volunteers to come in any longer and offer Bible teaching; and the state subsidized preschool program proposed a new rule that includes a clause “no religious activity shall occur during any part of the ABC program day,” despite the fact that the program is carried out in private settings, by private employees and with required parent and community participation. The State Board of Education held a public comment meeting and only two people showed up to comment – one was an owner of a preschool, I was the other. After I let that sink in, it made sense how we have gotten to where we are today, in a society that tried to contain religion, while espousing freedom of religion. Where the secular are really the only ones free to practice their (non)religion. So, I was glad to see this video and learn of the 140 rallies. I just wish people would really dig into this and make standing up for our rights a matter of practice, instead of a flashpoint. I would say, however, not in the way of criticism, but encouragement to be sharper, that it seems this movement needs to more clearly articulate the problem. Most of the young people featured in the film really didn’t seem to have a good grasp on the problem – what they said lacked the substance of the Jefferson quote. Onward Christian soldiers!