She pinned her theory on a speech given by President Obama in 2010 in which he misquoted the Declaration of Independence by leaving out a reference to man’s “creator.” That, Schlafly suggested, is indicative of a secret intent to wage a silent war against followers of his own religion.
“Changing the words of the Declaration of Independence is part of his determination to remove everything religious and every mention of God from every aspect of our public life in order to ‘fundamentally transform’ us from ‘one nation under God’ into one nation under the Federal Government, especially the executive branch, with no higher power recognized,” she insisted.
“I think Obama is trying to treat Christians like smokers. You can do it in the privacy of your own house and maybe inside your church, but never where the public can see you. The Founding Fathers were very public about their religion, and we have the right to be, too.”
Her latest book, “No Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religious Freedom,” chronicles what she calls “the greatest assault on American liberty in our time.” In it, the popular conservative personality explains that President Obama’s second term will lead to every Christian military chaplain being court marshaled, every Catholic hospital being shut down and every pro-life doctor being forced to assist in abortions.
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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