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Obama Moves away from 'Freedom of Religion' toward 'Freedom of Worship'? Comments

Since the initially strong language on religious freedom used in President Obama's Cairo speech, presidential references to religious freedom have become rare, often replaced, at most, with references to freedom of worship. A purposeful change in language could mean a much narrower view of the right to religious freedom. Does this change of language indicate a change of policy? As Catholics, this is an area where we must remain vigilant. ... Continue Reading

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  1. Jack Kinch(1uncle)
    4 years ago

    The demos used our taxes to buy votes. They've kept the receipts. They still own those voters. Nothing will 'change' until some years after we stop allowing congress to use our taxes to buy 'special interest groups.

  2. genie
    4 years ago

    In the mid l950's U.S. Intelligence organizations were receiving reams of information that a movement was afoot to destroy the Catholic Church from within via the homo-sexual network. We saw the chickens come home to roost. A new tyranny is on the horizon. It is the one world government which knows that the Catholic Church is the bulwark of freedom as has been so eloquently seen in Poland where Pope John Paul II led brave Catholics throughout Poland to rise up against the atheistic tyranny of the USSR & crush & destroy it. The one world govt knows they will not be able to take over in the United States and in Europe as long as the members of the Church remain loyal to Pope Benedict XVI, the present Vicar of Christ on earth. This is the drama playing out now with Obamas, Clintons, and their ilk on the world stage today.

  3. berndtc
    4 years ago

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
    This article is foolishness, pure and simple. If the President is going to restrict religion he will have to invalidate the first amendment and thats not going to happen. Anyway, its the Party of NO thas known for ignoring the Constitution, not the liberals. If anyone is going to restrict religious freedom its going to be the radically conservative Evangelicals or Baptists, not the Dems. (By the way, WORSHIP is the "Free Exercise" of religion.)

  4. ken
    4 years ago

    a whole lot of people voted fom obama, not just catholics. the kool aid was shared by many in a sign of their faith in the "hope and change" they were promised by the savior. well i hope you like the :change" you're getting your only "hope" is that this guy will resign or just quit. don't drink the koolaid next time.

  5. Todd P.
    4 years ago

    Obama and the secular crowd around him in his administration are doing everything they can to demonize religion. They see religion as the "roadbump" in their way to an amoral society that all socialist/marxist/fascist governments NEED to survive. If they had their way, all talk of sin, etc. , would be BANNED AS HATE SPEECH. Although I may disagree with some religions doctrines, if they don't cause harm to others, they should be not only allowed, but protected by true democracies. Obama has NEVER been a religious man; he has always used religion as a way to gain potential voters for his elections. He actually sees ALL religion as an impediment to his delusion of Socialism "that works"................

  6. FormerLifeLongCatholic
    4 years ago

    It was a horrible sin for Catholics to vote for Obama because of the "social justice" smoke screen he was putting up. I knew an FDR RC who voted for Clinton, a strong supporter of abortion, because Clinton promised to protect Social Security. Most people, including most Roman Catholics, put more faith in politicians and governments than in Jesus Christ. The priest and ministers in this country ought to tell people before communion that if they voted Dem or support abortion in any form, that they need to stay seated. I left the Church because the Church went to the Left and supported politicians who advocate abortion and the theft of property. I am ashamed of my former RC days because of the focus of the church not on the spiritual but on the comfortable.

  7. Kate
    4 years ago

    This is very disturbing. Is the government going to put churches in ghettoes and not allow Christians to go forth to the world telling them the Gospel of Jesus Christ? This president and his administration seem hellbent, pun intended, on destroying the very fabric of American life. We must speak up now before it is too late. This is the most sinister administration that has ever been in power. If we are not vigilant, we will lose all are freedoms. When God is completely removed, there will no longer be any hope.

  8. David Mason
    4 years ago

    "Obama, seeking to repair relations fractured by 9/11, is telling Islamic countries that America is not interfering with their internal matters."

    Why. may I ask, does the esteemed professor Esbeck from Missouri, think WE have anything to repair? It's the radical Muslim world that owes us a big-time apology!!!!

    Enough with the pathetic apology tour, already!

  9. MiHi
    4 years ago

    Since the author is being as paranoid as he is being dense, allow me to clarify.

    What was being spoken about was a person's Freedom to Worship. Meaning, they have the right to worship as they please, how they please, where they please.

    Or not pray at all.

    "Freedom of Religion" gives credence to a noun, like a church or religious organization, as if unless you're praying at a church or temple, then you're not really praying (as if God requires certain designated "Free Prayer Zones" in order to hear them).

    Got it?

  10. Gloria
    4 years ago

    The majority of Catholics did NOT vote for Barack Hussein Obama.

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