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Washington D.C., Oct 12, 2016 / 05:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A coalition of religious and civic leaders has denounced a report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights which said appeals to religious freedom are usually just discrimination-in-disguise.

“We took no position on the great cultural and moral debates facing our nation, except the position that in America everyone has a voice,” Dr. Tom Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute and director of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University, stated of the letter that he and other leaders signed.

“Our founding generation would be scandalized that a government agency has asserted, in effect, that Americans who exercise their religious freedom are doing so with evil intent, and that the First Amendment’s guarantee of the free exercise of religion should be considered null and void. Every American should condemn this report,” Dr. Farr continued.

In September, a…

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