Has President Obama actually said he would force religious institutions to perform same-sex marriages? No, in fact he said the opposite – AND THAT’S WHAT’S SCARY AND OMINOUS!
In his statement cheering the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, Obama made one of those eerie promises we’ve all come to distrust, and with good reason. The President said:
On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation’s commitment to religious freedom is also vital.
Religious freedom and policies pushed by the Obama administration just don’t go together. Witness the fight between religious groups and Obama’s HHS over the contraception mandate. Witness the concerted efforts in the military to cleanse the ranks of Christian and evangelical influences.
And even if Obama, technically, kept his promise not to compel churches to conduct gay marriages – even if the President himself was removed from such “force” – what about the IRS or the Justice Department? Couldn’t either of these two organizations – each known to wield power in extremely forceful, even abusive ways – couldn’t IRS or Justice go after religious institutions that fail to provide “equal access” to civil rights for gay couples?
And isn’t it just a little odd and thought-provoking that in his praise for the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, Obama saw fit to make that immediate non-interference pledge about religious freedom? Why would a President find it necessary to…well…state the obvious?
In Obama’s America, you can almost always count on one thing – whatever the President says, the opposite is more than likely true.
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