The White House Press Office is Really Interested in Religious Freedom

The US State Department put out the report on religious freedom this week, and guess what?  There’s not much.  The White House put out a Fact Sheet dated Wednesday (8/10/16) which starts with this:

“[P]romoting religious freedom is a key objective of U.S. foreign policy. And I’m proud that no nation on Earth does more to stand up for the freedom of religion around the world than the United States of America.”

                 –  President Barack Obama, February 6, 2014

[I’ll get to this in a moment. – Dave]



Throughout the Obama Administration, the U.S. Government has prioritized efforts to promote freedom of religion globally as a universal human right, a strategic national interest, and as a key foreign policy objective.  The Administration has praised countries that have made strides to promote religious freedom, assisted governments in taking steps to address shortcomings, and denounced severe violators of religious freedom; provided support to individuals who have been persecuted on account of their beliefs, and advocated for the rights of religious minorities.  The Obama Administration has also worked closely with civil society organizations, including religious communities, in promoting freedom of religion or belief for all people.

The “Fact Sheet” didn’t have a picture, so I grabbed one from the web:

I’m not insinuating that this administration is slow-rolling the fight against ISIS, or that they could be doing more to save persecuted people around the world.  They’ve worked hard on this stuff. 

I do think that when the boss wants to send something out to show strength, leadership and commitment, it’s kinda important to include a fresh quote on the subject.

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Maybe I’m just being cranky on this particular subject. Pray we find a solution to the slaughter of people at the hands of religious zealots.  Pray we can keep not only our Christian brothers and sisters safe, but that we can offer religious and personal freedom to the world. — Your in Christ, Dave Alexander

 

 

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The White House Press Office is Really Interested in Religious Freedom

2 thoughts on “The White House Press Office is Really Interested in Religious Freedom

  1. In my opinion, Obama does more to promote freedoms in other countries and forgets about what he has cost the U.S. by simply giving the country away – his legacy shall read, ‘he gave the country away in trying to look good to the rest of the world and left his own citizens to pay the price.’

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