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?