Americans nationwide will rally for religious freedom again next
month, just 17 days before the election.
Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League has organized two
earlier national rallies to point to the erosion of religious
freedom in America.
"Well, we've seen with the success of
our Stand Up
For Religious Freedom Rallies in March and June that getting
people out to speak out against this pernicious mandate from the
federal government, requiring employers to provide free
contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in their health plans,
has been a really powerful way to resist this thing and to spread
the message that there is no war on women, but there is a war on
religious freedom going on in this country," Scheidler tells
The administration at first refused to change the healthcare
mandate, then slightly modified the policy. But by standards
expressed by many Christian and religious freedom groups, it still
infringes on constitutionally-protected rights.
"We are going to be out there in the public square on October
20th calling for a change in this policy and for our religious
freedoms to be protected through all the acts of our government,
especially when it comes to this very important issue of
healthcare," Scheidler announces.
More than 100 cities in three dozen states have signed up to
participate so far, and Scheidler expects many more by the date of