Religious freedom hangs in the balance

Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien’s editorial (CR, Nov. 13) highlighted the disastrous effect President-elect Obama’s commitment to Freedom of Choice Act will have on the people of this country. However, his statement the “FOCA will undermine the freedom of religion upon which our country was founded” is far too mild. I believe FOCA will not undermine our religious freedom; it will be the first step to effectively eliminate religious freedom. Catholics (and others) need to recognize the incredible danger that is upon us with the potential passage of FOCA and other foul laws surely destined to follow. Religious freedom, as we have known it throughout our history, truly hangs in the balance.

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