SCOTUS has rebuked President Obama on religious liberty and he us at it again
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Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca - for a Self-described constitutional scholar, president Obama seems to define the three branches of government as me, myself and I, and when things go wrong, he blames everyone rise but I. Or as he would say, the US Constitution is an anachronism: see Obama Takes a Shot at Supreme Court Over Healthcare: http://www.reuters.com/article/comments/idUSBRE8310WP20120402
While the Supreme Court has already rebuked Obama twice on religious liberty, that isn't stopping him from launching another attack on religious liberty. This time, Obama is using the purse strings of the federal government to marginalize employers with religious convictions.
President Obama today signed an executive order which demands that all federal contractors and subcontractors grant special treatment based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”
The executive order signed by Obama thankfully preserves an exemption put in place by President George W. Bush which allows religious employers the freedom to favor employees of a certain religion in making hiring decisions. So under the new rules, a religious university could not fire a teacher for being a lesbian, but could fire her because she’s not a Catholic.
Legal experts say that Obama's new executive order will launch a flood of lawsuits against employers who have deeply-held convictions that certain kinds of sexual behavior is inconsistent with their moral or religious beliefs.
The executive order, expected to take full effect in 2015, will affect 24,000 companies employing approximately 28 million American workers, or about one-fifth of the country's workforce.
President Obama could have easily issued this executive order for LGBT employees while maintaining a robust exemption for religious liberty.
Once again, Obama has shown his strong hostility to religious expression in American life. In his mind, we have only “freedom to worship” inside the four walls of our church. But we dare not practice “freedom of religion” where we take our faith to the public square. If we do that, Obama, like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and the far left, believes that we must also sacrifice any religious principles out of sync with the federal government - Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said people with religious beliefs who disagree with the Obamacare contraception mandate should be given a choice between living by their faith or being allowed to form a corporation to do business, for example: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/schumer-religious-americans-pick-one-your-faith-or-your-business
In Obama's mind, and the far left, it's ok if you go to Church on Sunday, but don't you dare act like a Christian any other day of the week.