Obama warns Christians: gay rights more important than religious freedom

Speech comes two days after Pope Francis urged protection of religious liberty
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The following comes from a September 28 Breitbart article by Charlie Spiering:

As Pope Francis flew back to Rome, President Obama issued a stern warning to Christians, warning them their attempts to assert their religious liberty to oppose gay rights would fail.

“We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” he insisted during a dramatic speech at a LGTB fundraiser in New York City on Sunday night, praising the progress made on gay rights under his administration. “But we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.”

The fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee was specifically billed as an “LGBT gala” held in New York City in coordination with Obama’s trip to the United Nations Assembly.

During his speech, Obama asserted that his administration was respecting what he described as “genuine concerns” of religious institutions but suggested that Republicans were using the issue just to earn more votes, as they did in 2004.

“America has left the leaders of the Republican Party behind,” he declared proudly.

He ridiculed Ben Carson for suggesting that “prison turns you gay” and added that another Republican candidate had boasted of his introduction of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, likely referring to Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Alluding to Gov. Mike Huckabee, Obama mocked a candidate who said that “Americans should just disobey the Supreme Court’s ruling entirely.”

“I’m sure he loves the Constitution — except for Article III,” Obama said mockingly. “And maybe the Equal Protection Amendment. And 14th Amendment, generally.”

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  1. Well, well, Pope Francis got under the presidents’ thin skin, it would seem. I thank God Catholic marriage has such a defender.

  2. No big surprise here. Obama has declared war on Christians who stand for the Faith. But that war began years earlier, including when he voted against saving babies born alive after abortions. At least I am glad he is showing his true colors.

  3. Spoken like the Stalinist he is…imagine a world with the likes of him…

  4. No big surprise here. Obama has declared war on Christians who stand for the Faith. But that war began years earlier, including when he voted against saving babies born alive after abortions. At least I am glad he is showing his true colors.

  5. What constitutional rights could Obama sin Lada be referring too? What constitutional rights have been violated? On the other hand look at the constitutional rights of heterosexuals that have been violated, the right to say no or not participate in some homosexual event. We have constitutional rights too! How about the rights Obama sin Lada has taken away to say no to organizational health care refusing to support abortions? Let the arrogant man challenge God and we’ll see who wins!

  6. No one is trying to control the sexual activity of anyone.
    What consenting adults do in the privacy of their own homes is their own business.
    If they choose Hell, that is their own business.

    Just do not make anyone else REMOTELY participate in any way.

  7. Why are taxpayers forced to pay for the sins of others?
    Let them take all responsibility, including financial, for their own actions.

    Those who engage in sexual activity of adultery, fornication, and homosexual acts should have to pay for their own “Sexually Transmitted Disease” (STD) health care.
    ANNUAL medical costs are about $16 BILLION per Center for Disease Control.

    http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/STI-Estimates-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2013.pdf

  8. On the trip back to Rome, Pope Francis strongly affirmed the right of government officials to resist being forced to support or facilitate same-sex “marriage,” claiming such conscientious objection is a “human right.”

  9. CCC – ” 2286 Scandal can be provoked by laws or institutions, by fashion or opinion.
    Therefore, they are guilty of scandal who establish laws or social structures leading to the decline of morals
    and the corruption of religious practice,
    or to social conditions that, intentionally or not, make Christian conduct and obedience to the Commandments difficult and practically impossible.
    ….., or manipulators of public opinion who turn it away from moral values.”

  10. Doctrine of the Faith:
    CCC: ” 2242 The citizen is obliged in conscience NOT to follow the directives of civil authorities when they are contrary to the demands of the Moral Order,
    to the fundamental rights of persons or the teachings of the Gospel.
    Refusing obedience to civil authorities, when their demands are contrary to those of an upright conscience, finds its justification in the distinction between serving God and serving the political community.
    “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” “We must obey God rather than men”.

  11. Regarding HOMOSEXUAL ACTS –
    SACRED SCRIPTURE: Gen 19:1-29; Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 6:9-10; 1 Tim 1:10; Jude 1:7.
    DOCTRINE of the FAITH: CCC # 2357, 2358, 2359, 2396.

    It is sinful for any Catholic to violate these. Not only by committing these acts, but by supporting them or appearing to support them in any way.
    And one must go to Confession if they have.

  12. Obama has no moral training at al! All he knows, is “hippie rights to sin,” and that’s all! Can’t wait until he is out-of-office! America needs to be re-Christianized!

  13. American Catholics have drunk the Kenyan koolaide for so long that they will probably agree with the tyrant known as Obama. And the question arises again: WHERE IS THE VOICE OF THE CATHOLIC HIERARCHY ? The bishops are too busy advocating for illegal aliens and Moslem refugees.

  14. Didn’t Rev Martin Luther King teach from the Birmingham jail that some laws are just bad laws and we have a moral obligation to disobey them?

  15. Let’s hope the Republican Party nominates someone who will be on the right side of the issues – and can win. A campaign isn’t worth much without winning the election. We can’t fix anything if a Democratic Party politician wins the White House. We have to keep our focus on that.

  16. Maryanne Leonard says:

    This nation was founded by Europeans seeking religious freedom, not by homosexuals establishing an Obamanation. Obama does nothing to help save Christians being persecuted and murdered by his Muslim buddies, or even to promote religious liberty in America. Obama panders to homosexuals, Muslims, liberal Democrats, baby-murderers and liars such as the Planned Parenthood gang of criminals. Smiling at the Pope doesn’t impress me. Neither does the exposure-yourself gown the Last Lady wore to a state dinner welcoming the “emperor” of China and his appropriately dressed wife. Obamastyle: show your wife’s breasts, putt the homosexual agenda ahead of religious freedom; don’t do a thing about people murdering Christians and our own…

  17. HI:

    we believe that marriage consists of one man and one woman as God meant it to be. Therefore, we have the right to assert our religious freedom and the exercise of it. Also, it is wrong of anyone to take our religious freedom away from those of us here born in the USA through laws as well as through their own political gain.

  18. Our failed “president” began the papal visit by lying directly into the Pope’s face in his(Obama’s) opening remarks and went downhill from there. The wretched man seems to be incapable of truth in any form and I am sure that the Holy Father was not fooled. I certainly was not.

  19. Obama has done some good and some bad.
    However, unlike the One True Church of Christ, his leadership will last four years, or max eight.
    Presidents come and go, as did the Roman emperors.
    We carry on the good fight no matter who’s in power, knowing that Jesus Christ is Lord, and he has already won the victory: on Calvary.
    Our task is to spread this good news by our worship, works, donations, and voting.

  20. I heard on the radio today, that things are so bizarre in America that perhaps, as the British wiz kid said, we are probably living with aliens from another country. We are becoming uncivilized. When condoms are thrown at Carly Florina because she is against PP, that shows we are low informed barbarians. I recall when Bush was being inaugurated, many bystanders flipped him the bird. A Christian nation does not act like this. Crude coarse communists are what America is now.

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