You know, just so we understand the state of religious freedom under Barack Obama.
This is Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church.
It is a Missouri Synod Lutherna Church in Redford, Michigan. It also runs a school as a part of its ministry. It designated its teachers as ministers and subjected them to the same call and dismissal procedures as a pastor.
The Obama Administration took them all the way to the Supreme Court, arguing that the church had no right to define who constituted a minister and that its decisions on ministerial employees was subject to review by the federal government. The Supreme Court unanimously rejected this contention.
This is the Green family.
In 1972, they opened a family business, selling craft supplies. Their business prospered. In time, it became has grown to 575 stores around the country. They also operate Christian bookstores -- and the devoutly Christian family is working to establish a museum composed of biblical antiquities and manuscripts that they have collected over the decades. They are noted for running their business based upon Christian principles -- to the point that their retail stores are even closed on Sunday.
This is the Hahn family.
They have operated Conestoga Wood Specialties since 1964, making cabinets and other wood specialty products. They are members of the Mennonite Church, and have sought to run their business according to their faith.
Barack Obama and his administration fought all the way the Supreme Court, arguing that these families do not have a right under the First Amendment or the religious Freedom Restoration Act to operate their business according to their deeply held religious principles. The Supreme Court recently upheld the right of these families to practice their faith in the conduct of their businesses -- at which point the Obama Administration vowed to see if there was some way to undo that decision and Senate Democrats introduced legislation to partially repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
This is Gregory Houston Holt.
He's a Muslim extremist who now goes by Abdul Maalik Muhammad. He's described himself as "American Taliban". He's done time for threatening to murder the daughters of then-President George W. Bush. He is currently serving a life sentence for murdering his girlfriend by slitting her throat. He wants to grow a beard in defiance of prison regulations, claiming it is a requirement of his religion.
And the Obama Administration is supporting him on the basis of the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
So I guess we can now see what it takes to get your religious freedom respected by Barack Obama and his administration. Being a Christian just doesn't cut it. You have to be a murderous Muslim terrorist wannabe who has threatened to murder the children of a Republican president.