Ralph Reed: I'm 'Amazed' at Obama's Stances on Religion

Friday, 07 Feb 2014 04:57 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Ralph Reed, founder and chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, says he's "amazed" President Barack Obama made the need for more respect for freedom of religion a major theme of his National Prayer Breakfast speech this week.

"He's presiding over an administration that went to the U.S. Supreme Court and argued in a landmark … case that a church did not have the right to select, hire, and fire its own ministers and teachers," Reed told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"The Supreme Court rejected that argument nine to zero…. The liberals on the court, the court unanimously … was astonished that this involved the right of a Lutheran Church to determine who its ministers were and who taught in its school.

"And the Obama administration, the solicitor general of the United States, said it did not have the right."

Story continues below video.



Another shock move by Obama was his trip to Turkey, where he "stood on foreign soil in a Muslim country, and said this was not a Christian nation," Reed added.

"Now, if by that, he meant we're not a theocracy, we certainly would all agree with that, but to make that kind of statement to suggest that our country, or imply that country, was not built on certain foundational, faith-based values was a huge miscalculation and did a disservice to the country."

Reed also said the Affordable Care Act's religious charity mandate that forces Catholic hospitals, evangelical and Catholic colleges and universities, and other charities to subsidize healthcare and medical services that violate their religious teaching is wrong.

To "assault their conscience, and undermine their faith is unconstitutional and will ultimately be overturned and I'm sorry to say that this administration has been more insensitive and, at times, openly hostile to the role of faith in the public square than any administration in U.S. history," he said.

See "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV each weekday live by clicking here now.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Taking Extended Leave after Taxi Accident

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 06:56 AM

Cable news commentator Lawrence O'Donnell is taking a leave of several weeks from his job as host of the MSNBC program  . . .

Chairman of NJ Panel on Lane Closings Defends Role

Sunday, 02 Feb 2014 11:39 AM

The chairman of a New Jersey legislative committee looking into the role Gov. Chris Christie's administration played in  . . .

Democrat O’Malley's 'Better Off' Gaffe Explodes into GOP Talking Point

Monday, 03 Sep 2012 15:18 PM

Maryland Governor Martin O Malley sought today to clarify his remarks after Republicans seized on his answer to a questi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved