Fighting for Religious Freedom

First Things reprints the Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles J. Chaput’s remarks to the Alliance Defending Freedom, which, last week, awarded Chaput the Edmin Meese Award. “[President Obama] has many personal strengths. But the people who staff his administration—including Catholics who clearly know better—have consistently misrepresented the serious issues involved in the HHS mandate debate. As a senior federal judge told me recently from his own case-load experience, key people in this administration simply do not seem to believe in religious freedom in the sense the American Founders originally intended it—in other words, as a distinct human liberty and a priority human right.”

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