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October 30, 2020
Philanthropy Roundtable touts Philly Statement in Fall 2020 magazine

“This summer—just as saying something controversial (or not saying something mandatory) got numerous charitable leaders excoriated, several academic leaders dumped, a host of editors and writers ousted, and articles and books cancelled by angry mobs—something interesting happened,” Philanthropy Roundtable wrote in its quarterly magazine. “Symmetrical open letters were published by separate groups of center-left thinkers and center-right thinkers, […]

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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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August 25, 2020
Colson Center’s Stonestreet on why he signed the Philly Statement

At Breakpoint.org, Colson Center for Christian Worldview President John Stonestreet tells host Maria Baer  why he signed the Philadelphia Statement, and why Christian leaders should follow suit and join the statement. “I signed the Philadelphia Statement because I believe every person is created in the image of God, and to deny anyone’s freedom of expression is to […]

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August 20, 2020
How the Philly Statement Carries on Frederick Douglass’s Free Speech Legacy

Can the freedom of speech that Frederick Douglass held so dear make a comeback? That’s the question asked by Jay Hobbs of Alliance Defending Freedom in a Wednesday column at Ricochet.com. Quoted in the Philadelphia Statement, Douglass believed free speech to be at the heart of liberty itself. Read the article in full here.

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August 18, 2020
Our Founding Principles and Importance of Civil and Free Discourse: Chris Stigall with Pete Peterson

Chris Stigall talks with Pete Peterson, dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, about The Philadelphia Statement. Our public discourse is being undermined by cancel culture and ideological blacklisting – it’s time to bring that to an end. Listen to the podcast here.

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