Obama Moves away from 'Freedom of Religion' toward 'Freedom of Worship'? - U.s. - Catholic Online
First he declared that we are not a Christian nation. Now in words he's very slyly changing a basic fundamental right set down by the fathers of our nation. Obama is using 'freedom of worship' rather than 'freedom of religion'. Does it really matter?
Yes. It matters greatly. The United States is a Christian nation. It was founded on the judeo-christian principles and morals. The constitution promises freedom of religion not freedom of worship.
Words matter. Words can clarify or they can conceal. Words can heal or hurt. Words can unite or divide.
Yes, words matter. One might argue that he is not changing the constitution. No, not yet. What he is doing is changing perception. It is an almost subliminal change. A phrase needs only repetition in order to become part of the vernacular. Soon, just like the frog in the pot of water, citizens of the United States won't blink an eye at the phrase "freedom of worship". They won't blink an eye as freedoms are slowly eroded by a corrupt and morally bankrupt president.