Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof – the First Amendment.
They cling to their guns and religion – Barack Obama.
A Bible publisher (Tyndale) won a religious injunction against the Obama Administration regarding their status as a “religious organization” and the health care abortion mandate.
The president continues to claim that a person is only religious in worship and not the work of the church.
The definition excludes anyone who serves or works with people outside of their faith.
This definition would exclude Mother Teresa, St. Paul, the Good Samaritan and Jesus of Nazareth himself.
Tyndale publishers would face crippling fines in the millions of dollars.
Tyndale donates 96 percent of their profits to religious justice organizations worldwide.
Judge Reggie Walton said tens of millions of even secular Obama friends have already been exempt.
President Obama stated five years ago, “They cling to their guns and religion.”
Actually, they cling to the living Word of God and their “rights endowed by their Creator.”
John Adams stated, “All men should enjoy the fullest toleration in the exercise of religion according to the dictates of conscience, unpunished and unrestrained by the Magistrate.”
Hobby Lobby still faces 1.3 million dollar-a-day fines in its freedom case. Hobby Lobby could close in 41 states.
Our government was not set up to be secular with people of faith hiding in catacombs but a balance of voices including those of faith, such as the Quakers and Evangelicals dissenting against slavery or the Rev. Marin Luther King Jr.’s Baptist faith in action over state segregation.
A pervasive, totalitarian state will find these conflicts threatening, which is why religious freedom is the first to go.
A state that loves liberty and cherishes its freedom welcomes these conflicts as a sign of political and spiritual health.
And that is the nation America should be.