A new Associated Press poll shows that 56-percent of Americans say religious liberties are more important to protect than homosexual rights when the two come into conflict. But don’t tell the Obama Administration or Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“Far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care,” Clinton recently told the Women in the World Summit in New York City. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will,” she added. “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
In other words – if Christians and Jews don’t change their points of view – the state will do it for them.
Prior to that, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito asked this question during arguments about homosexual marriage: “In the Bob Jones case, the Court held that a college was not entitled to tax-exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage or interracial dating. So would the same apply to a university or a college if it opposed same-sex marriage?”
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli answered, “It’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is — it is going to be an issue.”
Churches and synagogues will lose their tax-exempt status and there’ll be no more “respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion…” as guaranteed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
And now the only Christian member of a delegation from Iraq isn’t being allowed entry into the U.S. even though scheduled to testify before the Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees. The U.S. consulate in Erbil told Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena that they rejected her non-immigrant-visa application.
The reason: “You were not able to demonstrate that your intended activities in the United States would be consistent with the classification of the visa.”
The State Department claimed that “every overseas post and domestic bureau will seek opportunities to engage religious leaders” as part of its program for countering “violent extremism.” But the voice of a lone Catholic nun doesn’t count.
ISIL forced Sister Diana, along with 50,000 other Christians to flee for their lives from the Iraqi city of Qaraqosh. The State Department claims that because she’s an ‘Internally Displaced Person,’ she intends to stay, not jus’ visit, and that’s illegal immigration, which is strictly forbidden.
It appears the Obama Administration’s set on denying ISIL’s Christian victims that status.