Thems fighting words. And I’m likin’ it. Archbishop Timothy Dolan sent a pretty strongly worded letter to President Obama saying that unless this administration changes course quickly on the issue of religious freedom that the government is creating “a national conflict between Church and State of enormous proportions.”
Wow. Let me get my pom poms out and start a cheer. My splits aren’t as impressive as they used to be but I still got mad ups, yo.
Let’s face it, religious freedom in America has been taking a sound beating yesterday. So seeing this kind of resistance is very welcome.
Things have gotten so bad here that I fear this quote is getting a little too apropos for America today. A Russian poet Tanya Khodkevich was sentenced to ten years by the Soviets for writing this:
You can pray freely
But just so God alone can hear.
How apropos is that for America today?
That’s why we increasingly hear about the “Freedom to worship” from this administration rather than the “freedom of religion.” Freedom to worship, you see, has no real world applicability.
According to modern secularists who seem to be running things nowadays, religion is something it’s ok for the oogedy boogedy bitter clingers to practice for an hour a week in their church or synagogue but don’t take that nonsense out into the real world because it and you will be smacked on the nose.
Archbishop Dolan seems to understand this because he sent a letter to President Obama on the issue of religious freedom, especially when it comes to recognizing marriage. Here’s the power quote:
The Administration‟s failure to change course on this matter will, as the attached analysis indicates, precipitate a national conflict between Church and State of enormous proportions and to the detriment of both institutions.
That’s some pretty strong language and it’s good to hear. Let’s hope that this is only a first step because let’s face it, there’s no way Obama’s changing course. Zero. So it’s man up time for the bishops. And me and my pom poms have got their back.
Anyone got a good word that rhymes with Dolan?