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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Supreme Court Says EEOC Goes Too Far

Through speeches and executive branch regulations, President Barack Obama is trying to eliminate all public references to religion and force religious worship behind closed doors. That's why he doesn't talk about religious liberty, he talks about freedom of worship, which means you can worship inside a church but not have any Christian symbols such as the cross, or say a prayer, in any public place. He wants to allow religious freedom only for what goes on inside a church or synagogue. Obama wants the traditional religious exemption in employment laws to apply only to what goes on inside churches and perhaps synagogues, but not to any of the many institutions built and managed by people of religious faith to help those in need, such as hospitals, schools, colleges, and various charitable endeavors. Obama wants those organizations to be bound by all his secular rules, such as financing drugs and procedures that violate their religious faith. And if they don't obey government's orders, the penalty is financial death for the institution.

A prime example of Obama's hostility to religion is the Supreme Court case of Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC. The church had fired one of its minister/teachers and she sued to get her job back. With the help of Obama's lawyers, the case got up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Obama's lawyer made the astonishing argument that the federal government could force the Lutheran church to rehire her. The Obama Administration's case was so ludicrous that in January 2012 the Supreme Court Justices voted nine to zero against the Obama position. This case shows how far the Obama Administration will go to try to change us into a wholly secular nation right up to the doors of our churches.

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