Last Friday, we ran a column titled “Fight for religious liberty.”
In that column I related several events that showcase the wonderful freedom of religion Americans enjoy.
I also included information about the movie “For Greater Glory” that relates the story of the Cristeros fight for religious liberty in Mexico in the 1920s.
The column also mentioned numerous places in the world where people have been persecuted and killed because of their religion.
Along the way, I erroneously stated that the Very Rev. Paul Fuener, Rector of Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church in Georgetown spoke at his denomination’s 77th General Convention.
He did not speak at the convention, nor did he attend the convention. We apologize for the error.
Rev. Fuener is a member of the Diocese of South Carolina Standing Committee, and is one of the signers of a “Declaration” dated June 15, 2012.
The reason for mentioning the “Declaration” and the General Convention was simply to illustrate the point that we continue to face challenges to our strongly-held beliefs.
We must be vigilant and must stand for what we believe. Rev. Fuener has done that, as have many others in many times and places.
The questions facing the Anglican Communion and Anglican and Episcopal churches are serious, and sensitive.
In no way was there any intent other than to show that local people face serious questions in their respective denominations. Each of us is free to decide how to worship God — or not — and we all need to work together to ensure that our religious liberty remains strong to withstand challenges to freedom of religion.
Tommy Howard is editor of the Georgetown Times.
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