Right To Believe is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to uphold the fundamental rights of religious freedom for all. We include tens of thousands of individuals who are fighting to protect the right to believe in one’s religion without undue governmental interference.
Recent decisions in the Washington D.C. Courts show a dangerous trend of government overreach and encroachment on fundamental religious liberties.
One particular case has brought this disturbing trend to light.
A DC Superior Court Judge has ignored the complex religious issues of the case Family Federation for World Peace and Unification International vs. Hyun Jin Moon. Despite the nuances of the case, Judge Laura Cordero essentially placed one religious doctrine and structure over another in a summary judgement, without a hearing, and without a trial.
She is forcing people who view Hyun Jin Moon as their spiritual leader to accept the Court-appointed religion.
This is a violation of the First Amendment rights of free exercise of religion. It sets a dangerous precedent of judicial overreach in religious affairs.
If we don’t stand up today,
will your faith be next?
Howard Self is a United States veteran who has worked his entire life to preserve the founding principles and vision of this nation. He has served various leadership roles in non-profit, advocacy and spiritual organizations where has fought for freedom of press, worship and assembly, as well as cultivating the moral and spiritual leadership needed to create a nation that is exemplary of God’s hope for humanity. His most recent endeavor places him in the frontlines again, combating religious persecution, bias and judicial overreach to preserve the RIGHT TO BELIEVE of all people in the world.
Kimihira has over a decade of experience developing and implementing youth leadership programs across the world. He has played key roles in projects that have gained commendations from the White House, UN Missions, State Senates and the Administration for Children and Families. He helped launch an alliance to protect and promote First Amendment freedoms in the United States. He is a staunch advocate for the freedoms and liberties of all people in the world.
Naomi MacMurdie, a writer from Montana, grew up in the movement started by Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Throughout her career, she has participated in NGO programs worldwide to promote youth leadership, interfaith cooperation, and peace building initiatives.
Yoshi Goto was born into the movement started by Rev. Sun Myung Moon and continued by his son, Dr. Moon. He has participated and supported youth development, character education, interfaith, and peace building initiatives. He is a leader with experience in nonprofit youth leadership and character development both within and beyond the movement. As a naturalized citizen of the US, he believes strongly in the right of religious freedom for all.