It's easy to think that we are nothing more than victims decisions made at the top of culture by others. We didn't shut down the government, but it happened anyway. Many of us don't want redefined marriage in our state, but more and more states are getting it anyway.
And we don't want to want to choose between our religious freedom and endorsing another's sexual behaviors, but many that choice is being forced.
"What can I do about religious freedom?" the question came up again at the National Briefing for Religious Liberty in Charlotte. And the answer from our panelists was, "A lot."
As both Jennifer Marshall and Eric Teetsel pointed out, most conflicts with religious freedom begin as local issues - with local businesses or local ordinances by well-meaning but misguided officials.
The panelists offered tons of suggestions for involvement, and you can hear them on this weekend's highlight show of the briefing on BreakPoint this Week. Come to thePointRadio.org to listen. I'm John Stonestreet.