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The Long List of Obama’s Attacks on Religious Freedom
march 19, 2012 by nathan cherry

by Nathan A. Cherry, 03/19/2012

Obama pointing fingerThe faith – or lack thereof – of President Obama has been in question since his 2008 campaign. Many Americans are unsure of the president’s religious affiliation, and many others are convinced he is a Muslim. Events throughout the last three years have given credibility to anti-religious, anti-Christian, and other antagonistic claims against the president. But a recent article by faith and American freedom historian David Barton might just solidify these claims.

Barton has recently published an article detailing no less than 50 anti-Christian and anti-Jewish actions of the president since his inauguration in January 2009. Barton’s findings have led him to proclaim that President Obama is “America’s Most Biblically Hostile U.S. President,” which is also the title of his document.

The full list of grievances is broken down into four categories: Acts of hostility toward people of biblical faith, Acts of hostility from the Obama-led military toward people of Biblical faith, Acts of hostility toward biblical values, and Acts of preferentialism for Islam.

Barton said it would not be accurate to simply call him anti-Catholic. Barton shares his reasons for calling Obama anti-biblical:

“Perhaps the most accurate description of his antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as ‘anti-biblical,’…And then when his hostility toward biblical people of faith is contrasted with his preferential treatment of Muslims and Muslim nations, it further strengthens the accuracy of the anti-biblical descriptor. In fact, there have been numerous clearly documented times when his pro-Islam positions have been the cause of his anti-biblical actions.”

A partial list of actions Obama has taken against centuries old American religious freedoms include:

May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House.
Oct. 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions.
April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring.
January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court.
June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery.
September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.”
February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei).
February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan.
2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.
When this partial list is considered it becomes clear that president Obama is not interested in religious freedom for Americans. He has taken deliberate steps to attack many religious freedoms we have enjoyed for centuries and doesn’t seem concerned with objections from American citizens.

As we approach the 2012 election this list and other possible attacks on religious freedom should be heavily considered by people of faith across America before casting our votes. Is this the kind of “representation” we desire in the White House? Are we really better off today than we were before president Obama took office?

One thing is certain, as Christians we must step up to our responsibility to vote. Then we must be sure to vote according to our biblical values for the candidate that most closely resembles the faith and values we hold dear.

The chilling words of Barton should stay with every one of us as we prayerfully consider who we will vote for in 2012:

“Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of President Obama toward biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president.”

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About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor’s of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

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