Free Speech 101: Freedom of speech is not only an inherent human right, but also a fundamental building block of our society. The First Amdendment protects individuals’ right to speak freely on issues without fear of government censorship or punishment, even when, and especially when, that view in unpopular. This involves religious speech as well.
However, in recent years, religious speech has been treated like a second-class citizen, being threatened with government fines, restrictions on sermons, and lables of hate-speech, all because someone may disagree.
Becket Fund’s Fight: The Becket Fund litigates cases of religious speech around the world. We believe in order for a free democracy to be preserved, we must allow a wide variety of voices and opinions to coexist.