At a recent campaign stop in Miami, Jeb Bush discussed religious liberty and, more specifically, Hillary Clinton’s belief that the progressive agenda trumps religious beliefs. He told the crowd:
That is always our first and best instinct in this nation filled with charitable hearts. Yet these have been rough years for religious charities and their right of conscience. And the leading democratic candidate recently hinted of more trouble to come. Secretary Clinton insists when the progressive agenda encounters religious beliefs to the contrary, those beliefs, quote, ‘have to be changed.’ That’s what she said. That’s what she said. And I guess, we should at least thank her for the warning. The most galling example is the shabby treatment of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Christian charity that dared to voice objections of conscience to Obamacare. The next president needs to make it clear that great charities like the Little Sisters of the Poor need no federal instruction in doing the right thing. It comes down to a choice between the Little Sisters and big brother, and I’m going with the Sisters.
Joshua Pinho works for American Principles in Action.