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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. John
    4 years ago

    You're reading way too much into this. Obama and Clinton have to pander to their liberal base, and liberals hate religion, especially Christianity. So to skirt the issue, liberal politicians have to talk about "worship" because it avoids certain connotations.

    For instance, a lot of the green movement fancies that it worships nature, but would take offence at being called "religious".

  2. CW
    4 years ago

    Nino is right on target. It will be interesting to see in coming months how much the Obama controlled media starts to use the term " freedom of worship instead of freedom of religion. This administration is so Anti- American and Christian that is has become sickening. Obama must go in 2012 or even sooner would be better.

  3. jc
    4 years ago

    A majority of Catholics voted for Barack Hussein Obama.

  4. jc
    4 years ago

    A majority of Catholics voted for Barack Hussein Obama.

  5. Brad Troxel
    4 years ago

    Keep the message going forth, people need to understand the things that are at hand.

    Very good article.

  6. Bill
    4 years ago

    Please spread this around. I found it on Drudge - it should be all over the news. I have maintained from day one that Obama is a devout if not hard core Muslim (not all are suicide bombers - keep in mind that the Jihad includes engineers, doctors, lawyers, politicians). He was raised as a muslim in Indonesia; this is crucial to his background. This article only reinforces his true intent which I believe is Sharia law in the U.S..

    I have read "Ghost Wars", "Because They Hate" and now Muslim Mafia - it all ties in.

    Bill

  7. John Smith
    4 years ago

    This little tip of news has taken a long time to get to the public I wonder why? Probably it is considered safe now. Obama has the US in the palm of his political hand. He's in control.
    I remember the speech I read from Obama in Egypt It got my "Jammies in a bunch" I was so angry I could have saif=d many angry things to our Cretian Leader at the time. Unfortunately, I've learned since then He said it all on purpose. This is a man who has big plans for yjr US. None of these plans are for us, but for control;ing us and destroying the Life we spent 200 plus years building. Even fought a War to eliminate slavery, but no one is gratful for that............
    Obama's Worship Word says, if I can trust Webster, we can Worship "WHAT?" A specific religion like Allah everyday.. When you see the Constitution it says "religion" which does mean whatever belief you happen to have. Christian, Muslim, Buddist, Catholic The Constitution gives you the freedom of your heart. Obama's word gives you a very narrow choice. HIS CHOICE. No signer of the Constitution would agree to that. Wars of Europe have been fought. Many people have been hanged, and burned at the stake over it. Many a tortue=re chamber has been opened for business to convert the masses. "How many Angels can dance on the head of a pin".......... America and the United Ststes Constitution has given us freedom from this and now Obama will bring it back. Perhaps it will mbe Allah or it will be Karl Marx "there is no God." Just remember what this dead man said.

  8. kenema
    4 years ago

    No No. The first amendment states "CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF".. Progressive is just another word for Marxist. Ever notice how the laws they make don't ever seem to apply to them? These idiots are there year round passing laws every day. We have plenty enough laws, but THEY choose what laws should be enforced. We lose more of our freedoms every day. Wake up, people. Your country is disappearing in front of your eyes.

  9. Banderman
    4 years ago

    No one with a brain pays any attention to Obama or what he has to say. Freedom is a God given right. Freedom of religion is a God given right. Obama is a public servant; nothing more and oft times much less. For a man that has only attended a 'church' once in over a year and finds new ways to marginalize the Christian religion every chance he gets, his opinion does not matter much to me. He appears to have more respect for the Muslim religion than Christianity and that is his God given right. It is my God given right to ignore him as I would any misbehaving child.

  10. Melvin
    4 years ago

    Well, looks like this Constitutional lawyer just appointed himself God. When are Christians going to stop turning the other cheek? What does this avowed atheist have to do before Christians wake up and say, "Oh, my God, how could we have let this happened."
    My personal opinion of this man that he is a Muslim, but this is just by opinion, but for now I will coin him an atheist. This man and those Godless beings who have all but declared themselves as deities that reside in the Legislative, and Judicial Branches of our government have all but sold out the founding principles of what got this Country to this point in history.
    We cannot expect any redress from these perverse adulterers, who have sold their morals to the highest bidder for political power. They masquerade around as Catholics, Methodists, Jews, and the other religions of the West, but they do not hold themselves true to their chosen religious rennets. The only thing that they hold true is our hard earned money and the political power to act as overlords to us.
    Go ahead Christians sit there and don't do nothing as these usurpers attack your religion and slap you so hard you will turn the other cheek.
    "God helps those who help themselves." So get off your backsides and fight back.


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