Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ms Clinton and Religious Freedom


For John, BLUFDo you actually trust Ms Clinton to do as she promises.  I bet Progressives are counting on her not.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Mr Kevin Jones raises the issue for The Boston Pilot.

Ms Clinton brought up the issue of "religious freedom in an exclusive editorial in the Utah newspaper The Deseret News."

Clinton’s words come during a long legal fight against the Obama administration’s mandate that Catholic and other organizations provide employee health coverage of sterilization and contraception, including some drugs that can cause abortions.  There are also continuing controversies over the freedom of adoption agencies, relief agencies and religious schools to have policies in line with their beliefs.

Both [Brian] Burch and [Thomas] Farr noted Clinton’s use of the phrase “right to worship.”

“She publicly opposes the long understood definition of religious freedom by hiding behind the euphemism of ‘freedom of worship’,” Burch said.  “What this means is she supports the freedom of Catholics to pray inside of our churches, at least for now.  But once outside we must embrace the orthodoxy of secular anti-Catholic progressives.”

Farr, who directs the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown’s Berkley Center, said that Clinton’s focus on the “right to worship” relegates religion to the private sphere “with no capacity to influence public matters.”

I trust Ms Clinton to do what she thinks advances her Progressive agenda.

Regards  —  Cliff

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