Saturday, August 14, 2010

When will Obama defend the religious rights of the FLDS?

Here is a quote from Obama on the proposed mosque near ground zero:

But let me be clear. As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. ... This is America. And our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country and that they will not be treated differently by their government is essential to who we are. The writ of the Founders must endure.

So, when is he going to extend the protection of religious freedom to the FLDS? Their civil rights have been trampled on. When will the Department of Justice step in?

Here is a quote from the Counsel on American and Islamic Relations:

"We welcome President Obama's strong statement of support for American Muslim religious rights and hope his remarks will serve as encouragement to those who are challenging the rising level of Islamophobia in our society," Awad said. "We urge other national political and religious leaders to speak out in defense of the freedom of religion and equality of all Americans enshrined in our Constitution."

So will Obama also speak out to defend the freedom of religion when it comes to the FLDS? Better yet, will he back it up by having the Department of Justice investigate the abuses in the Great Eldorado Roundup?