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March 23 Trenton, NJ Rally to Stand Up for Religious Freedom a Huge Success!

Posted by Marie Tasy (March 24, 2012 at 10:44 am)

March 23, 2012 Trenton, NJ to Stand Up for Religious Freedom (NJRTL)

On March 23, New Jersey Right to Life  hosted our First Religious Freedom Rally.  Despite media reports to the contrary, there were at least 800 people in attendance.  The weather was unusually warm for a March day in New Jersey so we were truly blessed to have such a nice weather.   Bishop John Smith, Roman Catholic Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Trenton began the rally with a prayer.  Other speakers included Dr. Matthew Franck from the Center on Religion and the Constitution with the Witherspoon Institute ini Princeton, N J, Fr. John Gordon from the ArchDiocese of Newark, Dan Rossi, State Deputy for the NJ Knights of Columbus, Christine Flaherty, Executive Director of LIFENET, Damon Owen, National Speaker for Theology of the Body Institute and Frequent Contributor and Host of 3 Series for EWTN, Mari Marroquin, Public Relations Coordinator for Seton Hall United for Life, Rebecca Purdy, Graduate Student at the College of NJ, Rebecca Madrigal, Student at the NJ Institute of Technologoy, Pam Swartzberg, Attorney and Chair of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark’s Women Commision, Dr. Alieta Eck, President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Rev. Andrew Paton, Pastor of the Clinton Church of the Nazarene, Len Deo, President of the NJ Family Policy Council, Fr. Anthony from the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Dr. Leonie Watson.  Music was provided by Keaton Douglas and Steve Salerno who rallied the crowd with their stirring renditions of patriotic songs. 

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