Bishops say No Way to Obama’s latest assault on Freedom of Religion

President Obama just signed an executive order banning anyone who contracts with the federal government from discriminating based on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” The order makes no exception for religious employers. The U.S. Bishops’ response didn’t mince words:

“Today’s executive order is unprecedented and extreme and should be opposed.”

2014 Archbishop Lori and Bishop Malone
The bishops’ statement was issued by Baltimore’s Archbishop Lori (Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty) and Buffalo’s Bishop Malone (Chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth). It goes on to expose the blatant contradiction inherent in Obama’s decree – that in the guise of banning discrimination, it actually is discrimination:

“In the name of forbidding discrimination, this order implements discrimination. With the stroke of a pen, it lends the economic power of the federal government to a deeply flawed understanding of human sexuality, to which faithful Catholics and many other people of faith will not assent. As a result, the order will exclude federal contractors precisely on the basis of their religious beliefs.


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One response to “Bishops say No Way to Obama’s latest assault on Freedom of Religion

  1. this is another legal case in the making. It should be obvious that the STATE cannot make laws that in any way infringe upon religious liberty.

    The USSC is going to be very busy as a result of these illegal executive orders.