From (a Focus on the Family site): ‘Liberty Sunday’ Simulcast Set for Oct. 15

October 4, 2006

‘Liberty Sunday’ Simulcast Set for Oct. 15
by Pete Winn, associate editor

Learn what happens when the gay agenda and freedom of speech tackle each other — and what you can do.

Your First Amendment protection of freedom of religion is on a collision course with state and local anti-discrimination laws designed to protect homosexuality and same-sex marriage. That’s the message that the Family Research Council (FRC) is bringing to Boston on Sunday, Oct. 15.

“Liberty Sunday: Defending our First Freedoms” is a nationwide simulcast that will originate from Tremont Temple Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m.

Charmaine Yoest, FRC vice president of communications, said the event will be the seventh simulcast the pro-family group has sponsored.

“This time we’re really trying to emphasize the connection between the homosexual agenda and the threats to our religious liberty,” she said.

“We’re seeing increasing numbers of stories across the country from people who have had experiences speaking out about their faith,” Yoest said. “Because of the gay agenda they are being censored by the government.”

For example, in Maryland, a man named Robert Smith spoke out about homosexuality on a cable TV program he had been involved with for many years.

“The very next day, he got word that he needed to recant, that it was a problem because of his job as a political appointee in Maryland,” Yoest said. “The end result was he was fired from his position by the governor and replaced with a homosexual activist.”

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