• In the words of Robert Bernal Aguirre, Obama's move to assuage the controversy that forces religious institutions to pay for contraceptives and abortifacients, is "nothing more than a shell game":
On February 10 Obama moved the immoral pea from one shell to another when he stood before the nation to announce a “compromise” and an “accommodation” -- one that he discussed with none of the offended parties. .. The great irony is that the very groups that put him in office – Catholics and Hispanics – have consistently been among those most offended by this administration...
...President Obama demeans our belief in life and he obliterates our constitutional protection of religious freedom. He is telling not just Hispanics and not just Catholics – but all people of faith – that our faith-formed opinions have no place in the public square. Such is the state of democracy in America in this election year of 2012.
• As the Heritage Foundation observes, President Obama has made five attempts to slash the charitable tax deduction, a critical source of funds for religious institutions.
...the President’s plan would likely dampen charitable giving at a time when nonprofits have been forced to do more with less. The greatest impact would probably hit organizations like hospitals and educational institutions... Sadly, many of these nonprofit organizations are the same charities whose religious liberty is under attack by Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate... [He] has engaged in a pattern of weakening the status and identity of civil society institutions.
• Obama has, on multiple occasions, omitted references to God that are foundational to the Declaration of Independence.
• He has also routinely skipped thanks to the Lord during the President's traditional Thanksgiving address.
• And these omissions are entirely consistent with the secular, anti-American message promoted by the Democrat media complex, which routinely removes phrases like "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.
Why would liberals remove God from its rightful role in America's founding?
Because, in their view, government grants rights. Your God-given, individual rights mean nothing to them.
Government is their god. Government is all-powerful. Government comes first. And that is why they promote secularism. It's not about "separation of church and state". It's about power.
The power of government to dominate the individual.