By Gregory Tomlin, Christian Examiner
NEW YORK (Christian Examiner) – Should gay rights come into conflict with religious belief, religious liberty will lose, President Barack Obama told an audience of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender activists at the Democrat National Committees annual LGBT Gala in New York Sept. 27.
“We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” Obama said. “But we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.”
Obama said government will be respectful and accommodate the “genuine concerns and interests of religious institutions,” but that American should “reject politicians who are supporting new forms of discrimination as a way to scare up votes.”
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