Americans who support freedom of religion believe that it ought to be the decision of parents whether to introduce their children into religious rituals. This week, Barack Obama said that he doesn’t agree with that. Obama believes that the federal government, not parents, should decide when American children will proclaim religious oaths.
This week, leaders of 56 religious, educational, civil liberties, legal, and other community organizations sent a letter to President Obama asking him to explain his policy on government-funded religious discrimination, and to move back to his pledge in 2008 to end the unconstitutional practice. The coalition members indicate that they now “question whether the restoration of church-state separation protections is an Administration priority.”
If she really wants government out of “our houses of worship”, when will new U.S. Representative Ann Marie Buerkle introduce legislation to end the government handouts to churches through the White House Office of Faith Based Initiatives?
The White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives should not be reformed. It should be abolished, along with all the government-created religious programs that it supports.
There are too many secular charitable organizations for Barack Obama’s continued support for George W. Bush’s unconstitutional program of government funding for religious organizations to be justified.
Newt Gingrich’s accusations against Barack Obama don’t match political reality.
Who would suspect that a “Support Our Troops” license plate would fund Onward Christian Soldiers? Tim Pawlenty, apparently. He sounds like a George W. Bush of the North.
Though the government may be paying the bills, Obama seems to think it’s okay if someone is fired from their job just because they don’t share the religious beliefs of their boss.
As the recently revealed Muthee-Palin sermon reveals, there are people out there trying to turn our secular democracy into a Christian theocracy — people whose ties may lead them to the White House. It’s not just the Republican Party to which I refer; last month
All week long, the Democratic National Convention is holding official religious prayer ceremonies and organizing the leaders of tax-exempt religious organizations to make plans for how those tax-exempt organizations can be involved in the Democratic Party’s campaign, and then use the power of government to enact religious policies that please those organizations.
During his religious interrogation of the presidential candidates, entrepreneurial evangelical pastor Rick Warren inserted his own opinion on subjects fairly frequently. Take, for instance, this utterance to a national audience watching via CNN and CSPAN: A recent poll says 80% of Americans think faith-based organizations