Sunday, October 16, 2016

Obama Admin Says You’re “Racist and Intolerant” If You Believe in Religious Freedom

The Obama Administration released a concerning new report this month with recommendations that would chip away at Americans’ religious liberty.

The lengthy new report came from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Called “Peace Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties,” the report makes recommendations that it says would balance religious freedom with non-discrimination laws. However, the recommendations appear to be thinly veiled attempts to deny Americans’ their First Amendment right to religious freedom.

Commission Chairman Julian Castro wrote some very hostile words in his personal statement in the report:

“The phrases ‘religious liberty’ and ‘religious freedom’ will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia or any form of intolerance. … today, as in past, religion is being used as both a weapon and a shield by those seeking to deny others equality. In our nation’s past religion has been used to justify slavery and later, Jim Crow laws.”

The report recommended that law and policy makers tailor religious exceptions “as narrowly” as possible, citing the “undue burden” that these exceptions place on “non discrimination law and policies.”

Another recommendation states: “Federal legislation should be considered to clarify that RFRA [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act] creates First Amendment Free Exercise Clause rights only for individuals and religious institutions and only to the extent that they do not unduly burden civil liberties and civil rights protections against status-based discrimination.”



Bird of Paradise said...

Coming from the #1 worst presidents in american history a liberal leftists scum suck bottom dwelling muck sucker lower then a snake in a wagon rut. His presidential LIEbrary should a a outhouse or porta potty enough room for a pen and phone

Anonymous said...

Religious freedom means not being forced to accept Politically Correct nonsense about homosexuality and other foolishness. Special privileges should not be extended to people just because they have twisted minds !

Anonymous said...

Trust this particular administration to get it backwards. The First Amendment is part of the Constitution, therefore any laws that could conflict with it must be enforced to the narrowest degree that will keep it from conflicting with the Amendment. Not creating "religious exemptions" that are crafted to provide the narrowest allowances for religion.

That is in fact a standard that conflicts with the Constitution had been held to in the past.

Dean said...

Many in the U.S. fear what a Clinton victory in November would mean to our Second Amendment rights. My opinion is that there is greater danger to First Amendment rights. Liberals are far more concerned about restricting our right to express political and social opinion and to follow whatever religion we wish than they are about getting rid of the Second Amendment.

There is more talk about getting rid the Second Amendment only because there is some public support for that. If the general public realized the danger to our First Amendment rights, Clinton wouldn't have a snowball's chance of winning next month.

Anonymous said...

So by this logic of "religious freedom" all Islamic beliefs should be upheld, and if they want to stone someone to death they must be allowed to do so, as apparently religious freedom trumps other secular laws.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Obama is a leftists communists scumbag just like Karl Marx,Vladimir Lenan,Joe Stalin,Fidel Castro,Pol Pot Mao Si Tung,and Ho Chi Mihn