Joshua Dubois, Barack Obama’s director of a program to funnel government money to churches, to pay for their employment discrimination, refuses to talk to Americans who are asking for a restoration of separation of church and state. So, why should Americans who support separation of church and state give their support to Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign this year?
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.
There is no place at all in any of the Obama Administration’s web sites at which citizens can find out about the activities of the Office of Government Religion and its “faith-based initiatives”.
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.
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.