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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. Renny
    4 years ago

    The First Amendment promises no "abridgement" of religious practice and does not endorse some "right of worship." The two ideas are not interchangeable.

    The Obamas (and ilk) who profess religious faith and once belonged to a formal church have not appeared in any kind of formal religious setting since they occupied the White House. I do not believe they have an acknowledged faith, and for Barack Obama, his faith could be Muslim. He claims to have "converted" to Christianity at 26, but does not specify from what.
    I do not care if Mr. Obama is a Christian, Jew, Muslim, or animist of some kind. I do object to all of his non-tradional American programs and professed attitudes, He claims to disagree with the Constitution because it is a document LIMiTING his imperatives and his party's demands. I would not be surprised if this administration and its supporters were not interested in curtailing religious expression outside of designated religious houses of worship,
    Religion has driven many political accomplishments: recently Catholicism helped defeat communism in the old USSR and Eastern Block countries, previously Protestant anti-abolitionists in the US helped end slavery in the South and supported the North in the CIvil War, and the mid-century civil rights against segregation was powered strongly by many religions: Jews, Catholics, and Protestants.
    Christ said faith could move mountains, and it can. I think the left in the US is afraid of that power.

  2. marcusintl
    4 years ago

    Ah, remember how he was touted as a savior? So many believed that cynical hype and voted for him, and now the demons are on parade. Let's smarten up next time and not listen to any more hypnotic hissing that comes out of the snake pit of the news media. With a few exceptions, anyone being persistently criticized in the media is probably good, and anyone being persistently supported in the media is probably bad, and yes, it's as simple as that. But then again, not all media are bad -- so obviously discretion is the thing that is most valuable. The best thing to do is stay close to God and don't vote for any more devils in human form. But how to recognize a devil in human form masquerading as an angel in human form? That's why you have to stay close to God (even if you're an atheist.)

  3. allen luedtke
    4 years ago


  4. Nino Baldino
    4 years ago

    Yes,the old saying.'sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me' is a falsehood indeed. When 'personhood' was changed to allow abortions this is a case in point. When the very meaning of the word 'square' as in square deal.was changed from being fair and honest to being outdated and naive..well how much more of a red flag do you want waved in front of that bull?After the agenda is agreed upon ,the next step is constant repeating of that new phrase so that the public becomes used to it as the new thing..and we cant be square now can we..?When Jesus did the coin bit it was a signal for the establishment that HE was a threat! He declared that one gives to Casear what is his and to God what is Gods...oops that did Him in for we must worship the state as the giver of all of our freedoms(and of course the taker when it deems its time)....

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