I’m writing a book on this right now and it is very clear that Barack Obama flat out lied in the Pope’s face today.
Listen to a part of what Barack Obama said to Pope Francis about religious liberty.
In fact, the President and his administration have been deeply, deeply hostile to Christians in the United States.
Remember, just a few years ago, the Obama Administration took a position to the left of the American Civil Liberties Union arguing that there was no ministerial exception in the First Amendment. The case involved a Lutheran denomination that sought to define the role of its ministers. The President’s team argued that there is a freedom of worship, which was actually not nearly as expansive as a freedom of religion. The Supreme Court in a 9 to 0 decision disagreed.
In the Hobby Lobby case, the President’s team argued that Christians cannot set up businesses, outside of religious, charitable non-profits, and see their faith conducted through their business. They wanted to force Hobby Lobby to pay for drugs that can induce abortions.
In the United States Supreme Court, the President’s own Solicitor General argued that churches may see their tax exempt status revoked if they do not perform gay marriages.
Time and time again, the President and the political left have targeted Christians who are trying to live their faith out in public through their businesses and lives. There’s been an increased harassement in this country of religious schools and programs, Catholic adoption agencies and hospitals, and individual Christians on college campuses.
In not a single one of these cases has President Obama stood with the Christians.
He lied to Pope Francis’s face.