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Fighting for Religious Freedom

posted on November 19, 2012

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.”

Read at First Things