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Jeb: Religious Liberty Opponents ‘Small-Minded and Intolerant’


IAN HANCHETT

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Breitbart
Type:
Media/Opinion
Date:
5/9/2015

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ABSTRACTJeb: Religious Liberty Opponents 'Small-Minded and Intolerant' - Breitbart Skip to content Home Subscribe Facebook Twitter RSS Big Government Big Journalism Big Hollywood National Security Breitbart TV Breitbart Sports The Wires 2016 : The Race Breitbart London Breitbart Texas Breitbart California Jeb: Religious Liberty Opponents ‘Small-Minded and Intolerant’ by Ian Hanchett 9 May 2015 0 Former Florida Governor and prospective GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush criticized “small-minded and intolerant” religious liberty opponents while giving the commencement speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA on Saturday. Jeb argued the left has been falsely casting “religious Americans as intolerant scolds, running around trying to impose their views on everyone. The stories vary year after year, but the storyline is getting familiar. The progressive political agenda is ready for its great — next great leap forward. And religious people or churches are getting in the way. Our friends on the left like to view themselves as the agents of change and reform, and you and I are supposed to just get with the program. There are consequences when you don’t genuflect to the latest secular dogmas.” He then cited examples such as pastors in Houston being asked to turn over their sermons, and the Little Sisters of the Poor from before adding, “From the standpoint of religious freedom, you might even say it’s a choice between the Little Sisters and big brother. And I’m going with the Little Sisters. That case continues, and, as usual, the present administration is supporting the use of coercive federal power. What should be easy calls in favor of religious freedom have instead become an aggressive stance against it. Somebody here is being small-minded and intolerant, and it sure isn’t the nuns, ministers, and laymen and women who ask only to live and practice their faith. Federal authorities are demanding obedience and complete disregard of religious conscience, and in a free society, the answer is no.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett Read More Stories About: Breitbart TV , 2016 Presidential Race , Jeb Bush , Faith , religious liberty Breitbart Video Picks Most Popular Two Mississippi Cops Shot, Killed: Police Car Reportedly Stolen 6169 comments · 1 day ago Jeb Bush: We Have To Show Respect to Illegal Immigrants 2638 comments · 17 hours ago Brussels Forces UK to Accept Mediterranean Migrants 226 comments · 2 hours ago Van Susteren: Geller Was ‘Mocking an Entire Religion of Muslims’ 1826 comments · 20 hours ago ISIS Sets ‘Honey Traps’ to Ensnare and Execute Homosexuals 1640 comments · 18 hours ago FLOTUS: As First African-American First Lady I Faced Fear, Misperceptions 1792 comments · 20 hours ago Naked Final Exam at UC San Diego Sparks Mom’s Outrage 1571 com.......