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Monday, August 13, 2012

Record of Hostility to Religion

Barack Obama has a record of hostility to religion that we have never before seen in any American President. Let's list some of his anti-religious actions. One of his first executive orders in January 2009 was to reverse the practice of the Bush administration and start giving U.S. taxpayer money to organizations that perform abortions in other countries. In February 2009, Obama announced the elimination of conscience protections that allowed pro-life doctors and nurses in federally funded hospitals to opt out of performing abortions or other procedures they consider immoral. In April 2009, Obama delivered a speech at Georgetown University only after his staff had pressured the college to conceal the monogram for the name of Jesus that was always displayed above the podium. In May 2009, Obama cancelled the traditional White House event honoring the National Day of Prayer, saying that he would pray only in private. Then, he eliminated all funding for abstinence-only sex education and replaced it with so-called "comprehensive sexual education," which means that it is OK to tell students how to have sex outside of marriage. In October 2009, Obama signed the "hate crimes" law, a law that homosexual activists had been pushing as part of their campaign to muzzle pastors who criticize homosexual behavior.

In a November 2010 speech, Obama pretended to quote the U.S. national motto, "In God We Trust." I guess he couldn't bring himself to say God, so he mistakenly said our official motto is "e pluribus unum." When Obama gave the traditional Presidential Thanksgiving Day address in 2011, he again failed to mention God. It's not clear who he was thanking on this uniquely American holiday, but it certainly was not God.

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