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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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August 18, 2020
Tedesco at Daily Wire: “Cancel Culture Is Killing America. Here’s How We Crush It.”

Writing at the Daily Wire on Tuesday, ADF Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco called attention to the Philadelphia Statement as a much-needed first step to reversing cancel culture. “[I]f we want to protect free speech — and indeed, freedom itself — for our children, we’ll need to do more than sign our names to statements,” Tedesco […]

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August 18, 2020
Christian Headlines - Why We Support the Philadelphia Statement

Colson Center for Christian Worldview President John Stonestreet describes how last week he was included among the original signatories of The Philadelphia Statement, an essential appeal at an important moment in our cultural history. Acknowledging the current crisis overwhelming speech rights, the Philadelphia Statement calls for it to be protected, as an essential condition for […]

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August 18, 2020
Dozens of prominent scholars, faith leaders sign ‘Philadelphia Statement’ defending free speech, civil discourse

Editor at The Fix Jennifer Kabbany reports today how nearly four dozen prominent scholars and faith leaders have signed the Philadelphia Statement, an 851-word essay that defends the right to and need for free speech and civil discourse amid a country entrenched in what signers describe as social media mobs, cancel culture and campus speech […]

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