Chairman’s Report for April 19, 2012


At the American-Israel (AIPAC) Conference this March in Washington, President Obama stated that we should “judge him by his actions and not his words.”  Fair enough.  But let’s examine those ACTIONS!  My personal friend and presidential historian, David Barton, has done exhaustive research and has proven that Mr. Obama is . . .


Americans deserve to know exactly what Barack Obama has done to religious freedom in our country during his presidency. It is an outright abomination! Plain and simple, President Barack Obama is working to undermine the Constitution of the United States and the citizens of the nation must be alerted.

That’s why the Religious Freedom Coalition has put together a powerful AD that will run in many media markets around the country this year.

You can find a copy of the ad on page four of this report.  This year gives us a unique opportunity to warn our country of the danger to our cherished rights of religious liberty. Because this is an election year, we will be able to place issue advertising that we would not be able to place at another time. The Religious Freedom Coalition, therefore, is going to run this quarter-page ad in key newspapers to inform citizens about the Obama Administration’s attacks on religious freedom.

From his very first day in office, Obama has sought to negatively impact the religious freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

Though he claims to be a “Christian,” Obama has directed his Department of Justice to attack churches on numerous fronts.  So vicious are his assaults that some claim his goal is freedom from religion.  Our founding fathers’ intent was freedom of religion!

Mr. Obama seems to have no trouble with radical Islam or even Sharia law.  But there is no doubt he is at odds with Holy Scripture, the words of Jesus and the words of the Saints – and his hostility toward Israel shows his animosity towards the Jewish faith as well.  He just does not subscribe to the Judeo-Christian beliefs that Americans share!

Time and time again, Mr. Obama has supported Islam and Sharia over Christianity and Judaism.  Just consider his support of the Ground Zero mosque! This is something you should take into consideration when reading the quarter-page advertisement you can help place in many newspapers. Mr. Obama is the most pro-Islam president the United States has ever had!

Barack Obama’s actions have been an onslaught against Judeo-Christian values, as has been obvious for years.  Following are just a few examples:

  • The Obama State Department is actively negotiating with the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to enact speech laws in America requiring “respect” for Islam. Under just such laws, many Christians have been executed in Islamic nations.
  • So far, each year of his presidency Obama has declined to host at the White House the traditional services for the National Day of Prayer (a day authorized by Congress). Yet, every year he has personally hosted an Iftar dinner honoring Islam, and has recognized Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.
  • Obama directed the Department of Justice to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a duly enacted law of Congress.
  • Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by President George Washington in March 1778.
  • The Obama Pentagon directed that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities, in violation DOMA.
  • Obama deliberately OMITS the phrase “endowed by their Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than 7 occasions.
  • The Air Force (under the Obama watch) removed “God” from the motto of the Rapid Capabilities unit.
  • Obama outright defied a Supreme Court ruling that the Mojave Desert Cross should be put back near the Memorial.
  • Along with Senator Dick Durbin, the Obama Administration worked to cut all funding to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. (USCIRF)

The full list could fill several pages, but I want to reflect on the last item in the list.

As Chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition headquartered in Washington, DC, I know firsthand how the Obama administration first tried to defund, then conspired to shut down the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Obama wants the American public to believe Sharia law, which permits honor killings, is no different than American Constitutional Law.  And the USCIRF’s honest reports about religious persecution in the Islamic nations disturbed Obama as he sought through the “Arab Spring” to bring Islamist governments to power in Tunisia and Egypt.

That’s why Obama recruited Sen. Dick Durbin, from his home state of Illinois, to spearhead the attack on the commission.  After the House voted to fund the USCIRF last year, Majority Whip Durbin held those funds hostage in the U.S. Senate.

When Republicans, in response to pressure from the Religious Freedom Coalition and others, came through with some temporary funds,  Sen. Durbin added a last-minute amendment requiring retroactive “term limits.” This maneuver ousted President George W. Bush’s appointees and allowed Mr. Obama to stack the new commission with members who are more liberal and less likely to view Islam in a negative way.

The Religious Freedom Coalition began over three decades ago, in response to the fact that the laws and religious heritage of the United States have been under attack for several decades by those who would fundamentally change our government and society.   My staff and I are in constant and direct interaction with U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives, and encourage the public to write letters, make phone calls and sign petitions.  The Religious Freedom Coalition is the voice of conservative Americans who honor God and hold to traditional values.

Your help is desperately needed to place these crucial ads in newspapers all across our nation, perhaps in the very newspaper you read at home. Americans need to know that the Obama Administration is the Number 1 enemy of religious freedom!  President Barack Obama has no regard for the beliefs we hold dear.

Remember, when Catholic leaders said forcing employers to pay for abortions through ObamaCare violates their Christian beliefs, Obama in effect said: “government tells religion what it can and cannot do.” Obama says “all employers” must obey his rules, which means he believes your church should have the same employment rules as an abortion clinic. See ad here


OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: KILLING CHRISTIANS IS NOT RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE – Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson said that “religion is not driving extremist violence” in Nigeria–just one day after a Christian church conducting an Easter service was targeted by a car bombing that left 38 dead. This attack came after a Christmas Day assault by the Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram on a Catholic church, in which the terrorists killed more than 40 people.

During his remarks Carson emphasized that the Boko Haram had attacked mosques as well, trying to prove his point that their terror is not “religiously motivated.” In February, the Boko Haram did kill five in a gun attack on a mosque in Kano, Nigeria, but only because they viewed it as not being “sufficiently Islamic.” Any mosque that promotes nationwide sharia law will not be attacked.

The name Boko Haram means “Western education is forbidden,” and when they take responsibility for bombings and killings they plainly state that their purpose is religious, and that they intend to enforce sharia law upon everyone in the nation including Christians. The Boko Haram also demands that all churches in majority Islamic areas of Nigeria be closed. Read more.

OBAMA WILL NOT EVEN CONDEMN SLAUGHTER OF CHRISTIANS – In my weekly Internet update on Good Friday I predicted attacks on Easter Sunday at churches in Nigeria, Pakistan or even Egypt. Thanks to tight security at Egyptian churches, there were no successful attacks there, but 38 were killed in a car bombing of a church in Nigeria as mentioned above. There has been no condemnation for the attacks on Christian churches from the White House and indeed, a State Department spokesman, Johnnie Carson, has more or less let the terrorist group Boko Haram off the hook.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refuses to add the Boko Haram to the official list of terrorist organizations, but she continues to list the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) which is fighting to free the Iranian people from the Mullahs who rule them under harsh Sharia law.

William J. Murray, Chairman

Religious Freedom Coalition, 601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW  #900 , Washington, DC 20004 * (202) 742-8990

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