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October 16, 2020
Love & Fidelity Network director on why he signed the Philly Statement

“In today's polarized political climate, many people are afraid to voice their beliefs,” Love and Fidelity Network executive director Alain Oliver writes. “Across ideologies, philosophies, and religious backgrounds, many have found themselves demonized and silenced. We at the Love and Fidelity Network, and our students, are too frequently subjected to retaliation for emphasizing the importance of discussing […]

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October 16, 2020
Christian Post highlights new Philly Statement signatories

With over 15,000 signatures since its August 11 launch, the Philadelphia Statement continues to draw support from across a wide spectrum of ideological beliefs and spheres of influence. As the Christian Post reported Friday morning, new signers include Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon and theologian Wayne Grudem, who highlight a newly released list of public signatories to the Statement. […]

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October 8, 2020
Americans for Prosperity plugs Philly Statement

At its website Thursday, Americans for Prosperity CEO Emily Seidel voiced her support for the Philadelphia Statement and the thousands of everyday Americans who have signed onto the Statement since its launch on August 11. Read the article here.

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October 8, 2020
Renowned economist Walter E. Williams promotes Philly Statement

Writing at the Toronto Sun on Monday, George Mason University Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams clapped back at censorship and microaggressions on college campuses, pointing to the Philadelphia Statement as an encouraging sign of a much-needed recommitment to free speech. Read the article here.

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September 15, 2020
IFW’s Charlotte Hays Promotes “much-needed” Philly Statement

Praising it as a “much-needed statement in response to the prevalent cancel culture that is threatening the bedrock of American right of free speech,” senior editor and director of the cultural program at the Independent Women’s Forum Charlotte Hays encouraged readers to read and sign the Philadelphia Statement. Read the article here.

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September 14, 2020
Human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali on why she signed the Philadelphia Statement

Writing at the Washington Examiner, Hoover Institution research fellow and founder of the AHA Foundation Ayaan Hirsi Ali pointed out the Philadelphia Statement’s importance in fighting back against cancel culture and what she called “the ideological straightjacket of critical race theory”. Rather than bullying others into silence, Hirsi Ali wrote, now is the time to rally […]

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September 29, 2020
Philadelphia Statement Interview with Samuel Gregg

Why did you sign the Philadelphia statement? Like many other people, I’m very concerned about the status of civil discourse in the United States right now. We see this in phenomena like cancel culture, where what you say or even think can get you erased from history and the public square. It's not as if […]

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September 24, 2020
Albert Mohler and James Lindsay on the benefits of viewpoint diversity

In a recent episode of Thinking in Public, a forum dedicated to examining cultural and theological issues, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, speaks with New Discourses founder and President Dr. James Lindsay about his new book, Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and […]

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September 15, 2020
Wayne Grudem and John Frame Sign the Philadelphia Statement

Diversity of thought is indispensable to a free society. When the marketplace of ideas is open to differing opinions, we not only learn from each other, but we are forced to confront diverse opinions and even learn how to best defend our own. That’s why it’s vital that we protect the ability to speak freely […]

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September 10, 2020
John Stonestreet on Why He Signed the Philadelphia Statement

In the midst of a pandemic and a rocky election season, there aren’t many things people of diverse opinions can rally around today. But one issue poses a threat for many across the political spectrum: cancel culture. If you’re unfamiliar with “cancel culture,” this movement, often found on social media, seeks to demonize and blacklist […]

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