Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Establishment GOP Candidate Jeb Bush Stands Up for Religious Freedom

It's funny...at a time when Indiana GOP Establishment types are wringing their hands over whether religious freedom remains a popular cause, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the Republican presidential candidate who is most closely identified with the GOP Establishment, has no problem with the issue.  The Huffington Post reports:
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-Florida)
Former Florida governor and likely GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush offered a defense of conservative Christian principles and attacked the Obama administration for failing to preserve religious freedom during his commencement address at Liberty University, a Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia.   
Bush accused the Obama administration of using "coercive federal power" to infringe on the religious rights of Americans.   
"What should be easy calls, in favor of religious freedom, have instead become an aggressive stance against it. Somebody here is being small-minded and intolerant, and it sure isn’t the nuns, ministers, and laymen and women who ask only to live and practice their faith," he said, according to remarks released ahead of the speech. "Federal authorities are demanding obedience, in complete disregard of religious conscience -- and in a free society, the answer is 'no.'”

Last year, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Obama administration could not require closely held corporations to provide insurance coverage of contraception to employees if the employers objected on religious grounds.


Anonymous said...

I am a Constitutionalist and Jeb Bush and that entire Establishment RINO family is not my cup of tea at all. I am also an out gay adult. Bush may have a point in his defense of Christianity but that is not at all going to move me to cast my virtually useless ballot for him. I am quite troubled how the leftist liberal Democrats find no problem admiring a crucifix placed in a jar of urine and calling that "art" but who they would be absolutely aghast and in a whirling dervish if a Koran were saturated in a jar of urine... left of center liberal Democrats would call that a crime against the religious murder cult known as the religion of Islam.

Anonymous said...

The best thing about all this religious freedom bullshit is that it's turning people away from the church.