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July 28, 2014 - 1:41 pm

I’m unable to feign surprise at LifeNews’ story about the latest from the provocateur in chief.

President Barack Obama has nominated a new “Religious Freedom Ambassador,” but his nominee opposes protecting the religious freedoms of the owners of Hobby Lobby, who don’t want to be forced to pay for drugs for their employees that cause abortions.

Obama announced that he will nominate Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department. Saperstein is a longtime pro-abortion advocate whose group has opposed pro-life legislation.

Secretary of John Kerry also introduced him at a press briefing late Monday morning, saying that religious freedom is an “integral part of our global diplomatic engagement.”

However, Saperstein is strongly opposed to the Supreme Court’s decision protecting Hobby Lobby’s religious freedoms and, in an interview, Saperstein called the decision “deeply troubling.”

The Hobby Lobby case turned on whether owners of closely held corporations can object to government forcing them provide four drugs deemed to cause abortions, against their religious beliefs. Sapperstein believes that the government does have that right and can force family business owners to have to choose between their livelihoods and their faith.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Just for the record Rabbi Saperstein is a Reformist Rabbi. Most traditional Religious Jews
Don't even recognize this secular denomination of Judaism as a legitimate 'Kosher' form of Judaism.
The fact is it was begun in 19th century Germany(!) to emulate what Martin Luther did for
The Church. Indeed Reformist customs, prayer, and observance has more in common with the church than
With True traditional 2000 year old Judaism as handed down by the early Sages.
And by the way most Reformist 'Jews' support Obama and the Left as opposed to Religious
Traditional Orthodoxy who are Mostly Conservative voters.
And one more thing....Reformist Judaism isn't recognized as Kosher by the two
Chief Rabbis of the State of Israel. What does that tell you?
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Another stooge of our radically interventionist atheist government. Those who obsess over the whole false church/state dichotomy need not be concerned. There is no church here. Just state.
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Because then they would have to stand on their own, without the borrowed legitimacy of Judaism or the Bible. And they would wither on the vine.

Reform Judaism has rightly been called "The Democratic Party with Holidays."
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OZero doesn't support ANY freedom (other than getting laid) so what's the big deal?
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I actually thought Abe Saperstein coached the Harlem Globetrotters.

From a fake basketball game against the Washington foils to a fake religious freedom concern for the Washington foils.
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Can't say the President is an anti-Semite now. Box ticked.
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I'm going to say this loud and clear; any American Jew who votes
For a Democrat in the November election is voting
For HAMAS ! You did enough damage voting for the
Jew hating Obama, that Shmendrick !
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Just for the record Rabbi Saperstein is a Reformist Rabbi. Most traditional Religious Jews
Don't even recognize this secular denomination of Judaism as a legitimate 'Kosher' form of Judaism.
The fact is it was begun in 19th century Germany(!) to emulate what Martin Luther did for
The Church. Indeed Reformist customs, prayer, and observance has more in common with the church than
With True traditional 2000 year old Judaism as handed down by the early Sages.
And by the way most Reformist 'Jews' support Obama and the Left as opposed to Religious
Traditional Orthodoxy who are Mostly Conservative voters.
And one more thing....Reformist Judaism isn't recognized as Kosher by the two
Chief Rabbis of the State of Israel. What does that tell you?
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When the schul has a drive-thru window...
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And a crucifix on the wall !
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Another stooge of our radically interventionist atheist government. Those who obsess over the whole false church/state dichotomy need not be concerned. There is no church here. Just state.
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Needs to take his message to Mecca, perhaps parachute in.
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Jewish rabbi supports abortion- SICK!! needs to take off the yarmulka and put on his Obama jug ears- the actual religion of Judaism defines that as murder- the very first sentence of the Torah is.................go forth and multiply - having children is mandatory for Jewish men.
The Reform movement was created in a jewhater Germany- those who thought they could dump the traditions and faith for a GERMAN lifestyle thought they would be accepted or the exceptions! the most assimilated population of Jews in EU at the time- fought for Germany in the wars too- and died in the same ovens and camps with the rest of the JEWS (and Poles, gypsies, gays) Idiot rabbi needs to read history of the JEWS- the most assimilated populations of Jews always face the ugliest backlash- always the same ending DEAD JEWS
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Sometimes I wonder why the Reform Movement doesn't just dispense with the pretense and cut the ties.
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Because then they would have to stand on their own, without the borrowed legitimacy of Judaism or the Bible. And they would wither on the vine.

Reform Judaism has rightly been called "The Democratic Party with Holidays."
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