The response to the tragic death of Americans in Libya begs the question: Does the Obama administration have a double standard when it comes to freedom of religion?
We’re familiar with President Obama’s supercilious attitude towards Christians and Catholics. Recall his comment about the bitter people who “cling to guns or religion” as a “way to explain their frustrations.”
The Obama administration has run roughshod over freedom of religion here at home. They are campaigning on the right to force Americans to pay for birth control, abortions and sex change operations against their beliefs. They refuse to defend DOMA, leaving Christian and Catholic business owners open to lawsuits by same-gender couples. The Democratic National Convention stumbled over God and Jerusalem in their party platform.
But when it comes to Muslims, President Obama claims the U.S. “rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.”
Are we witnessing a double standard?
Chris Wysocki spells it out for us in his WyBlog post: "No Mr. Obama, the U.S. does not always reject efforts to denigrate religious beliefs"
Mitt Romney is right — the Obama Administration is continually equivocating when it comes to condeming the Islamic attacks on our embassies in Libya and Egypt. Every single statement they release begins with some variation on "the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others".
"While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants," Obama said.
"The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation."
What they both mean, of course, is the United States opposes any denigration of Islam. Put a crucifix in urine and the United States Government will send you checks courtesy of the National Endowment for the Arts.
And if they stood behind the religious beliefs of Jews they wouldn't get all tongue-tied whenever someone asks if Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel.
For that matter, an Administration which honored religious beliefs wouldn't use Obamacare to trample all over the Catholic Church.