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Religious freedom not an Obama priority, former US official charges

Catholic World News - June 11, 2010

A former US State Department official, Thomas Farr, notes that the Obama administration has shown no special interest in religious-freedom questions, waiting 16 months to nominate an ambassador to handle those issues. Farr writes:
The Obama administration has achieved the unimaginable. It turns out that the list of the most important American values includes things like ensuring transparency, refraining from torture, protecting privacy, and "promoting the right to access information."

But not religious freedom.

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  • Posted by: New Sister - Jun. 12, 2010 11:15 PM ET USA

    All the better - I am not sure I want any Obama administration official handling religious freedom matters...better to leave the post un-filled until we remove this regime from office.

  • Posted by: Defender - Jun. 12, 2010 9:47 PM ET USA

    Perhaps Obama thinks it's "freedom from Religion" instead of "freedom of Religion?" What he has also managed to prove, in addition to the priority he personally attaches to religious matters, is the significance of his foreign relationships with countries where religion is important.

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