Monday, September 28, 2015

Obama Pushes Religious "Except when I say so" Freedom at Dem Fund Raiser

According to most liberal lefties, the First Amendment is important..unless it is applied to something we don't like.

Associated Press reported:
  • Freedom of religion isn’t reason enough to deny any American their constitutional rights, President Barack Obama said Sunday as he addressed members of the LGBT community, one of his major sources of political and financial support.

    Speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser, Obama said it’s important to recognize that some parts of the country remain uncomfortable with same-sex marriage and that it will take time for them to catch up to the majority of Americans who support such unions.

    But while Americans hold dear the constitutional right to practice their religion free from government interference, he said that right can’t be used to deny constitutional rights to others.
    “We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” Obama said during remarks that were interrupted by repeated applause and cheers. “But we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.”
And he added:
  • “And tonight, thanks to the unbending sense of justice passed down through generations of citizens who never gave up hope that we could bring this country closer to our founding ideals … we now live in America where our marriages are equal as well.”
Which begs the question, equal to what?? But, again, it's the liberal lefty straw man: Religious people want to deny gay people a Constitutional right. But, of course, the real narrative is: Go get gay married.  The religious people just do not want to be forced to participate or endorse gay marriage.