Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Obama gets it

As most of you know, I have been skeptical of Obama and his buddying-up to Rick Warren and other evangelical leaders. I was irritated by his decision to continue Bush’s faith-based initiatives and tax-funded religious discrimination, I was concerned if Obama could really keep his religious beliefs and political decisions separate. Then what Obama said yesterday at a press conference in Turkey put my mind a bit more at ease — the U.S is NOT a Christian nation:

LINK: Celebrating The Secular: Obama Says U.S. Is Not A Christian Nation

“I’ve said before that one of the great strengths of the United States is – although as I mentioned we have a very large Christian population – we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation,” Obama said. “We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

A few second later, Obama went on to praise the concept of “a secular country that is respectful of religious freedom, respectful of rule of law, respectful of freedom, upholding these values and being willing to stand up for them in the international stage.”

Well said, Mr President.

1 comment:

tina FCD said...

Yes! Well said!