For our foundational generations, this was freedom for religion, to let it flourish unfettered from government intrusion, not freedom from religion, as today’s established creed, secularism, would have us believe. As Charles Chaput, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, remarks, “Religious freedom is never just freedom from repression, but also freedom for active discipleship. It includes the right of religious believers, leaders and communities to engage society and to work actively in the public square.”
Simply put, government has no business interfering in the internal life of the soul, conscience, or church.
How about for his next speech: “President Obama, let my people go!”