Obama's Naked Public Square

For 42 years, folks in Nampa, Idaho have been holding a "God & Country Rally" to honor veterans and persons on active duty in our military. Part of the show is a Defense Dept. flyover in honor of fallen heroes.

Obama's Pentagon has just denied the flyover on the ground that the rally is Christian. See the Pentagon's email here.

So far the President's most firmly held position is that in no way shall religion, religious ideas, people who hold them, or events sponsored by religious people be given any public forum whatever in these United States.

He respects your right to believe your faith. You just may never mention it in polite society. Alas, as the Pope demonstrates eloquently in his latest encyclical, that way lies tyranny.

Where is Richard John Neuhaus when we need him?

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