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05/09/2012

I'm thoroughly enjoying this evolved Barack Obama

by Jeremy Hooper

It wasn't all a dream—this really is our President's new commitment:

Screen Shot 2012-05-09 At 8.16.43 Pm [BarackObama.com]

In a perfect world, this line…

"I respect the beliefs of others, and the right of religious institutions to act in accordance with their own doctrines."

…would earn the acceptance that it deserves. In our world, however? Acting in accordance with their own doctrine is sadly not enough for those groups and figureheads who think respect for belief means a free pass to use that belief to disrespect the *CIVIL* rights of others.

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