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The Obama Mandate: The Gravest Threat to Religious Freedom in 226 Years

Pat1859 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 4:58 PM
The correct wording is:" Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.

A liberal reporter speaking at a conference in Georgetown recently dismissed conservative alarms about the Obama administration's mandate that forces religious institutions--like Catholic Hospitals and Evangelical colleges--to provide coverage for drugs and procedures that can abortions and that effect sterilizations. "What about the anti-Catholic Bible riots in Philadelphia in the 1840s," she asked. Those led to scores of people actually being killed. Those Bible riots were deplorable, a blot on American history. But they were not the acts of the federal government. They were lawless violence, not a deliberate policy of oppression.