“Obama’s war on religion”?
Rick Perry says the following in a recent commercial:
“I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As President, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion. And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again.”
Now, as pure politics, the above paragraph will resonate with Perry’s target audience (he is clearly pushing hard for Evangelicals in Iowa and this isn’t the only ad focused in such a fashion–another example here).
There is a lot that could be said about the following (such as: why is Perry gay-baiting) but what in the world is “Obama’s war on religion”? Apparently it is a new, expanded front on the vaunted War on Christmas. Still, last time I checked, Engel v. Vitale (the SCOTUS ruling against prayer in schools) was handed down in 1962 (while Obam was born in
Kenya, sorry, Hawaii 1961).*
*It gets so hard to keep track.