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Obama Nominates “Religious Freedom” Ambassador Who Called Protecting Hobby Lobby “Deeply Troubling”
Life New ^ | 7/28/14 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/29/2014 6:13:56 AM PDT by wagglebee

President Barack Obama has nominated a new “Religious Freedom Ambassador,” but his nominee opposes protecting the religious freedoms of the owners of Hobby Lobby, who don’t want to be forced to pay for drugs for their employees that cause abortions.

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Obama announced that he will nominate Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department. Saperstein is a longtime pro-abortion advocate whose group has opposed pro-life legislation.

“I am grateful that Rabbi Saperstein has chosen to dedicate his talent to serving the American people at this important time for our country. I look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead,” he said. Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, is subject to Senate confirmation.

Secretary of John Kerry also introduced him at a press briefing late Monday morning, saying that religious freedom is an “integral part of our global diplomatic engagement.”

However, Saperstein is strongly opposed to the Supreme Court’s decision protecting Hobby Lobby’s religious freedoms and, in an interview, Saperstein called the decision “deeply troubling.”

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The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism has also been a long-time abortion supporter and officially co-sponsored a pro-abortion march in 2003. The Union for Reform Judaism and its Washington-based Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism have agreed to be co-sponsors, as have the American Jewish Congress’s commission for women’s equality and Hadassah.

In addition, former NARAL President Kate Michelman was invited to attend the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial convention in Minneapolis in 2003.

She told convention-goers, “We are counting on groups like this — activists like you — to pack the buses and come to Washington” for the pro-abortion march.

Saperstein himself has attacked pro-life advocates and, in 2005, called “reprehensible” and “abhorrent” comments Focus on the Family head Dr. James Dobson made comparing the destruction of human embryos in embryonic stem cell research to the deaths of Jews killed during the Nazi holocaust.

Saperstein chided Dobson for trying to “link for political purposes” to the death of Jews “research on blastocysts that will be destroyed anyway.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; obama; prolife
Obama's view of "religious freedom" is the same as every other leftist in history: the state is "god" and traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs are "oppressive" and must be subdued.
1 posted on 07/29/2014 6:13:56 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 07/29/2014 6:14:16 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

A guy is nominated to a position that should not exist? Typical...


3 posted on 07/29/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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4 posted on 07/29/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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5 posted on 07/29/2014 6:15:42 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Control over religion is freedom of religion

How very ..... Orwellian.

Just like everything else the “rats do.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 6:17:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: wagglebee

just another example of him pushing his communist agenda while the media ignore what he does, but instead covers for him.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 6:17:12 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: wagglebee
Religious Freedom Ambassador???

What the hell is that? That's not a paying gig, is it?

8 posted on 07/29/2014 6:18:10 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: wagglebee
The position is actually "Freedom FROM religion"
9 posted on 07/29/2014 6:19:00 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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10 posted on 07/29/2014 6:20:41 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: wagglebee

Notice how EVERYTHING the left names really means the opposite?

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.


11 posted on 07/29/2014 6:22:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: wagglebee

If Obama selected him, then you know that is just another Cultural Marxist weasel.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 6:22:53 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: wagglebee

Which WILL FAIL.


13 posted on 07/29/2014 6:23:02 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: wagglebee

Jews have been infiltrated and corrupted by the administration, they have done the same to EVERY faith out there.

Thank God that despite horrific attacks, the Catholic church has no changed.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 6:23:21 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Texas Eagle

The position stems from the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

This Act was first introduced as H.R. 2431 by Representative Frank Wolf to the House of Representatives on September 9, 1997. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) concurrently introduced the Senate version of the bill, S. 772. The legislation was passed on May 14, 1998, by a vote of 375-41, and was subsequently sent to the Senate. Under consideration, this Act was proposed to be modified by Senator Nickles.

The primary aim of the modification was to allow the president to have more flexibility in responding to countries that violated the Act.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Religious_Freedom_Act_of_1998

More info at above link.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 6:25:30 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long
Thanks for the assist. Unbelievable.

I don't know why I still have trouble believing these things.

16 posted on 07/29/2014 6:28:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: wagglebee

Ah yes, a member of the “ministry of truth”.


17 posted on 07/29/2014 6:29:06 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Bump!


18 posted on 07/29/2014 6:30:22 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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At the rate things are going, in the near future Americans won't have any more religious freedom than citizens of an Islamic or communist country.
19 posted on 07/29/2014 6:31:55 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Jane Long

This Act was first introduced as H.R. 2431 ...

Now this really does sound like congress making a law promoting religion.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 6:32:42 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: wagglebee

You’ll be free to have any “religion” you want,
just as long as you’re not a Christian.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 6:33:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: wagglebee

That does seem to be the goal, these days :(


22 posted on 07/29/2014 6:36:08 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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I didn’t really expect anything different from him. He would appoint a liberal. Fortunately, his religious staff advisor doesn’t get to vote on the Supreme Court decisions.

However, he will be the one to highlight the plight of Christians being martyred around the world.

We had no qualms about intervening in Kosovo/Bosnia on behalf of false reports of ethnic cleansing of muslims. Does anyone hear any clamor from the press to intervene on the part of these Christians?

I would favor a policy of: (1) identifying them, (2) relocating them to safe places, to include the USA.

We can’t pull off a rapture, but I think we can pull off a relocation. (Let them have Honduras, I understand it has emptied into the USA.)


23 posted on 07/29/2014 6:36:12 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: wagglebee

Keep in mind this is not just Obama, it is Democrat Party policy. We will not see change until the Democrats are out of power.


24 posted on 07/29/2014 6:46:51 AM PDT by paguch
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To: wagglebee

Another “in-your-face” appointment by B. Hussein to “Fundamentally transform the United States of America.”


25 posted on 07/29/2014 6:51:22 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: wagglebee

Only Muslims have freedom of religion.


26 posted on 07/29/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT by amnestynone (A big government conservative is just a corporatist who is not paying enough taxes.)
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To: wagglebee

He found an islamic rabbi.


27 posted on 07/29/2014 7:10:56 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: wagglebee

Please. People can tale time off for Ramadan ;) /half-sarcastically


28 posted on 07/29/2014 7:20:23 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: wagglebee

So this guy is nominated as Ambassador at large for religious freedom within in the state department? What’s he gonna do? Take his pro abortion religious freedom doctrine to the middle east? What a goofball.


29 posted on 07/29/2014 7:23:40 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: mgist

A pro-abort Jew??? The word “holocaust” should never pass his lips lest a lightning bolt strike him.


30 posted on 07/29/2014 7:28:13 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: wagglebee

Ambassador of Freedom from Religion, they mean.


31 posted on 07/29/2014 7:30:49 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Slavery, genocide, and imperialism aren't exclusively white institutions.)
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To: MrB

You can say that again.


32 posted on 07/29/2014 12:13:01 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: wagglebee

Slavery = Freedom


33 posted on 07/30/2014 3:02:45 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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