Sunday, July 18, 2010

Is freedom of religion at risk in America?

Some might ask......."is freedom of religion at risk in America?"

If you ask me, I'd say that it has been at risk for the past forty five years and it is presently under all out assault by secular humanist and their egalitarian socialist brethren, especially those presently situated in the White House.
Yes it may be true that there are two prominent Jews present in this administration, David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel, but neither qualify as religious people if you ask me, regardless of their birth rights.
I found this article today while reading the net and thought it to be not only thought provoking but also spot on the money as far as the realities that we are facing in this country today as it concerns the constitutional right to practice religious freedom.

The change in language was barely noticeable to the average citizen but political observers are raising red flags at the use of a new term "freedom of worship" by President Obama and Secretary Clinton as a replacement for the term freedom of religion. This shift happened between the President's speech in Cairo where he showcased America's freedom of religion and his appearance in November at a memorial for the victims of Fort Hood, where he specifically used the term "freedom of worship." From that point on, it has become the term of choice for the president and Clinton.

In her article for "First Things" magazine, Ashley Samelson, International Programs Director for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, stated, "To anyone who closely follows prominent discussion of religious freedom in the diplomatic and political arena, this linguistic shift is troubling: "The reason is simple. Any person of faith knows that religious exercise is about a lot more than freedom of worship. It's about the right to dress according to one's religious dictates, to preach openly, to evangelize, to engage in the public square. Everyone knows that religious Jews keep kosher, religious Quakers don't go to war, and religious Muslim women wear headscarves-yet "freedom of worship" would protect none of these acts of faith."
Take the time to go and read the entire article Obama's Moves
The Catholics certainly seem to sense it as do many others in the Christian community who have been watching the actions and policies of this presdient as they have been being implemented.

Make no mistake, this change in represented perception as it concerns religion is not something to be taken lightly. The thought police and those in media responsible for formulating public debate are very keen and practiced on the effects of language and it's use to control mass thinking.

There is no mistake in what is being attempted as it concerns this administration publicly drifting further and further away from our Christian founded principles and the tenants of faith that have been the foundation of this nation since it's birth.

Just as there is no mistaking the overtures being made to Islam and the Muslim world by this president almost non stop since he assumed office. This isn't about winning hearts or minds, or about repairing this nation's supposed tarnished image.

This is about the complete subjugation of this nation and Christianity to the preferred religion of those now controlling the policies and international interactions of this nation. They (and Barack Obama is "they number one") intend to appease and bow to Islam and Muslim nations at every opportunity.This president has been doing it since day one and his polices are now reflecting what we saw in those bows to Muslim kings over a year ago.

So is America being purposely steered away from the practice of freedom of religion? You can count on it. And if we are not careful, we may one day wake up to the sounds of these alien religions as the established and permitted norms all across America.

Read the article and think.

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