The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) states, "Baptists have not been shy in vocalizing their belief that religious liberty is a freedom secured by God (Matt. 22:21). Not coincidentally, Baptists often were at the receiving end of persecution and harassment for their faith from those displeased with their refusal to follow the tenets of state religion."
These resources will be helpful with your understanding of issues relating to religious freedom.
ERLC Religious Liberty & Citizenship Sunday PDF
Panel: Don’t ‘shrug off’ religious liberty issue
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ERLC honors heroic Christians at SBC
Politics, gay marriage & embryo adoption focus of ethics panel
Hobby Lobby & The Future of Religious Liberty