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Obama “Freedom of Worship” Again



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There Obama goes again, reducing "freedom of religion"--more accurately, the "free exercise thereof"--to a puny "freedom of worship, which I have warned against repeatedly, mostly in the context of Obamacare and the "Free Birth Control Rule."  Here is what the president said at a dinner celebrating the end of Ramadan.  From the CNS News story:
“Of all the freedoms we cherish as Americans, of all the rights that we hold sacred, foremost among them is freedom of religion, the right to worship as we choose,” said Obama. “It’s enshrined in the First Amendment of our Constitution--the law of the land, always and forever,” said Obama. “It beats in our heart--in the soul of the people who know that our liberty and our equality is endowed by our Creator.”
Freedom of religion is much more than freedom of worship.  Obama clearly wants to change that. Here's a link to the whole speech.


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