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2nd Vote Identifies Groups and Businesses Undermining Religious Liberty

If you’re unfamiliar with the 2nd Vote app, it’s time to get familiar.

2nd Vote’s CEO, Lance Wray, put out a statement in which Equality NC has been named as one of the groups continually attempting to undermine religious liberty in North Carolina.

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Romney/Ryan – Religious Freedom

In the VP debate, Ryan gave the shortest and best answer on Abortion I can remenber:

REP. RYAN: We don’t think that unelected judges should make this decision; that people, through their elected representatives and reaching a consensus in society through the democratic process, should make this determination.

We knew the Obama camp would turn back to the manufactured War on Women bit when they got desperate and like clockwork, they are turning back to it again. I give vredit to the Romney team for meeting the issue head on and taking a clear stand. The Romney campaign now has a new set of videos out centered around religious freedom:

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These videos dovetail nicely with Paul Ryan’s remarks near the end of the VP Debate; the one section where VP Biden didn’t interrupt him.

Transcript excerpts via NY TIMES since ABC’s is incomplete:

MS. RADDATZ: — people in this country. Please talk personally about this if you could. Congressman Ryan.

REP. RYAN: I don’t see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith. Our faith informs us in everything we do. My faith informs me about how to take care of the vulnerable, about how to make sure that people have a chance in life.

Now, you want to ask basically why I’m pro-life? It’s not simply because of my Catholic faith. That’s a factor, of course, but it’s also because of reason and science. You know, I think about 10 1/2 years ago, my wife Janna and I went to Mercy Hospital in Janesville where I was born for our seven-week ultrasound for our firstborn child, and we saw that heartbeat. Our little baby was in the shape of a bean, and to this day, we have nicknamed our firstborn child, Liza, “Bean.” (Chuckles.)

Now, I believe that life begins at conception.

That’s why — those are the reasons why I’m pro-life.

Now, I understand this is a difficult issue. And I respect people who don’t agree with me on this. But the policy of a Romney administration will be to oppose abortion with the exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother.

What troubles me more is how this administration has handled all of these issues. Look at what they’re doing through “Obamacare” with respect to assaulting the religious liberties of this country. They’re infringing upon our first freedom, the freedom of religion, by infringing on Catholic charities, Catholic churches, Catholic hospitals. Our church should not have to sue our federal government to maintain their religious — religious liberties.

And with respect to abortion, the Democratic Party used to say they want it to be safe, legal and rare. Now they support it without restriction and with taxpayer funding, taxpayer funding in “Obamacare,” taxpayer funding with foreign aid. The vice president himself went to China and said that he sympathized or wouldn’t second- guess their one-child policy of forced abortions and sterilizations. That, to me, is pretty extreme.

This exchange between Ryan and Biden on abortion was very telling to me. Ryan nailed Biden on Obama’s assault on religious freedom in one zinger (bolded):

REP. RYAN: All I’m saying is if you believe that life begins at conception, that therefore doesn’t change the definition of life. That’s a principle. The policy of a Romney administration is to oppose abortion with exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother. Now, I’ve got to take issue with the Catholic Church and religious liberty.

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: You have, on the issue of Catholic social doctrine, taken issue.

REP. RYAN: If they — if they agree with you, then why would they keep — why would they keep suing you? It’s a distinction without a difference.

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: (Chuckles.)

Then Biden keeps on talking out of both sides of his mouth as he did the whole debate, tossing Bork, Roe v. Wade and the threat of a Conservative Court in for good, scary measure. If you can’t win on the issues, as Ryan said in the debate a few times,

“And then I would say, you have a president who ran for president four years ago promising hope and change who has now turned his campaign into attack, blame and defame. You see, if you don’t have a good record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone to run from. That was what President Obama said in 2008. It’s what he’s doing right now.”

Well, here’s Biden painting someone to run from, funnily enough when he finally shut up most people were running from him:

MS. RADDATZ: I want to go back to the abortion question here. If the Romney-Ryan ticket is elected, should those who believe that abortion should remain legal be worried?

REP. RYAN: We don’t think that unelected judges should make this decision; that people, through their elected representatives and reaching a consensus in society through the democratic process, should make this determination.

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: The court — the next president will get one or two Supreme Court nominees. That’s how close Roe v. Wade is.

Just ask yourself: With Robert Bork being the chief adviser on the court for — for Mr. Romney, who do you think he’s likely to appoint? Do you think he’s likely to appoint someone like Scalia or someone else on the court, far right, that would outlaw Planned — excuse me — outlaw abortion? I suspect that would happen.

I guarantee you that will not happen. We picked two people. We picked people who are open-minded. They’ve been good justices. So keep an eye on the Supreme Court —

REP. RYAN: Was there a litmus test on them?

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: There was no litmus test. We picked people who had an open mind, did not come with an agenda.

MS. RADDATZ: I’m going to move on to this closing question because we are running out of time.

Yes, we’re running out of time but hopefully we’ll get a new clock with a President Romney. Continue reading

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FLASHBACK: Democrats Oppose Religious Liberty (Video)

Democrats don’t like Religious Liberty that conflicts with the President’s agenda. It’s not about our rights, it’s about protecting Obama:
VIDEO

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Obama continues attack on Religious Freedom – in the military

Obama Admin’s War on Persecuted Christians Continue reading

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