Catholics Denounce Executive Order for Violating Religious Liberty
Barack Obama recently issued an executive order granting special protection for transgendered federal employees. The order sets up almost inevitable conflicts over religious liberty because Obama didn’t listen to appeals for an exemption for faith-based federal contractors. Catholic bishops denounced the “unprecedented and extreme” order that “implements discrimination.” In fact, they said, it will “exclude federal contractors precisely on the basis of their religious beliefs.” Furthermore, explained Princeton Professor Robert George, who is also vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, “Barack Obama declared war on the Catholic Church and people of other faiths who hold to traditional beliefs about marriage and sexual morality. We must defeat the enemies of conscience – at the ballot box – not only to protect our own freedom … but also to protect the interests of those served so well by faith-based institutions. This is a war and we must win for their sake as well as our own.” Obama and the Left are growing increasingly beholden to the homosexual lobby, despite the fact that homosexuals make up less than 3% of the population.
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