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Monday, February 10, 2014

Obama's religious liberty blind spot

President Obama gave a lovely speech at the recent National Prayer Breakfast — and one is reluctant to criticize.
 
But pry my jaw from the floorboards.

Without a hint of irony, the president lamented eroding protections of religious liberty around the world. 

Just not, apparently, in America. 

Nary a mention of the legal challenges to religious liberty now in play between this administration and the Catholic Church and other religious groups, as well as private businesses that contest the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare. 

Missing was any mention of Hobby Lobby or the Little Sisters of the Poor — whose cases have recently reached the U.S. Supreme Court and that reveal the Obama administration’s willingness to challenge, rather than protect, religious liberty in this country. 

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