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August 12, 2020
Colson Center, Focus on the Family Promote Philly Statement

With its president John Stonestreet joining the list of initial signatories, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview promoted The Philadelphia Statement to its network starting Wednesday. “With ideological opponents cancelling one another,” the Colson Center wrote online, “the time has come to remember our culture’s first principles.” Focus on the Family is also promoting the […]

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August 12, 2020
“Self-appointed speech arbiters” Called Out at College Fix

Writing at The College Fix on Wednesday, associate editor Greg Piper underscored The Philadelphia Statement’s denunciation of “self-appointed speech arbiters” that make up the foundations of today’s cancel culture. Piper’s piece also highlights signatories Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay, whose “grievance studies” publishing project exposed a preference for ideological conformity over academic rigor within the academy. Read […]

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August 12, 2020
Philly Statement Coverage Highlights Anti-Catholic Cancel Culture

Though cancel culture extends well beyond the boundaries of religious belief, there’s no shortage of examples where anti-religious bigotry has led to the bullying and censorship of people of faith. Coverage of The Philadelphia Statement by the Catholic News Agency highlighted this alarming trend, pointing to three specific examples, including one that has taken place this summer. […]

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August 11, 2020
‘Philadelphia Statement’ Defends Free Speech From Cancel Culture

Asserting that cancel culture has put freedom of expression in crisis, a statement initially signed by 46 prominent individuals from universities, think tanks, and other organizations asserts that expressing "ideas we find offensive is not an act of violence." Read the full article here.

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August 11, 2020
The Philadelphia Statement Debuts at Newsweek

Marking the official launch of a renewed, ongoing movement committed to free speech and civil discourse, Newsweek published in full The Philadelphia Statement on Tuesday morning. As a call to all Americans to preserve the freedom of speech and open discourse and debate, the Statement debuted with more than 40 prominent scholars, legal experts and religious leaders representing a wide spectrum of […]

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August 11, 2020
Stanley Kurtz on the Need for a Movement to Restore, Strengthen Free Expression in America

At National Review, Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, calls on readers to join initial signatories like he and fellow National Review writer Kevin Williamson in standing for free expression by signing The Philadelphia Statement. Read the article in full at National Review here.

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August 11, 2020
Academic Leaders Wood, Peterson on Why They Signed The Philly Statement

Writing at The Washington Times on Tuesday, scholars Peter Wood and Pete Peterson explain why they both decided to sign on to The Philadelphia Statement. As Dr. Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, and Mr. Peterson, dean of Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, explain, “threats to free and civil discourse now mar almost every […]

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August 11, 2020
WATCH: Fox & Friends Introduces Philly Statement

“There’s an old maxim,” Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco told Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday morning. “‘I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’” Summing up the concerns of “cancel culture” addressed by The Philadelphia Statement, Tedesco cited a recent […]

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