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Thursday, April 03, 2014

More Attacks on First Amendment

Yesterday, I hold you about how the Obama Administration is trying to force the company named Hobby Lobby to provide drugs to all their employees that can cause an abortion, even though that would violate the religious beliefs of the company’s owners. This case is now being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and we don’t know what the judges will rule. But meanwhile, we can certainly say that the Obama Administration’s position is an attack on our First Amendment right, which guarantees the “free exercise” of religion in America. This same Obama argument is already being used against adoption services and against Catholic hospitals. But all that is only part of Obama’s direct attack on religion.

Obama’s agents are now prosecuting small business owners who try to invoke their religious freedom. These include the baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage, the caterer who refused to cook a meal for the gay wedding guests, and the photographer who refused to photograph a same-sex marriage ceremony, although they were all quite willing to do any other business with gay customers. A supremacist judge ruled against the photographer, imposed a fine, and then pompously declared that is “the price of citizenship.” Has kowtowing to Obama’s redefinition of the First Amendment now become the price of American citizenship and of doing business in the United States? Will all preachers now be ordered by some judge to recognize same-sex marriages? Will churches that refuse an order to conform be hit with steep fines? Make no mistake; we are in a war for religious liberty.

One of Obama’s famous lies is: If you like your insurance, you can keep it. We can now almost hear him saying, If you like your religion, you can keep it; but only if it complies with obnoxious federal regulations.

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