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G.K. Chesterton once wrote that “government becomes the God” once God is put out the picture. More and more this seems to be the case in Barack Obama’s America where the power of the omnipotent federal government has come to be increasingly used to drive Christianity out of the public square.

This has been seen everywhere from the HHS Mandate, which dogmatically requires traditionalist religious groups to yield to secularist orthodoxy on matters of human sexuality, to the march of the homosexual equivalency movement. In Barack Obama’s America, the only acceptable morality is one that celebrates class over the individual, one that elevates the individual ego over faith and one where freedom of religion is replaced with freedom of worship.

“Wherever the people do not believe in something beyond the world, they will worship the world,” Chesterton wrote in his 1932 treatise Christendom in Dublin. “But, above all, they will worship the strongest thing in the world.”
Obama’s actions toward Christian churches and other religious institutions seems to show he worships one thing – his own ego and expects others to do likewise.

His effort to drive religious institutions out of civil society and replace them with institutions controlled by the government is eerily reminiscent of the course of action recommended by one Vladimir Ilych Lenin
“Religion must be declared a private affair. In these words socialists usually express their attitude towards religion. But the meaning of these words should be accurately defined to prevent any misunderstanding,” Lenin wrote in a 1905 treatise.

“We demand that religion be held a private affair so far as the state is concerned. Religion must be of no concern to the state, and religious societies must have no connection with governmental authority.“

All of Obama’s policies related to religious belief seem to have this end goal, which contrasts with John Adams who contended that American life, liberty and morality rested on the “general principles of Christianity.”

Although the nation’s second president was a Unitarian whose theological views were hardly orthodox, he – unlike Obama whose policies aim to further subvert Christianity in American culture – saw the value of religion in maintaining a moral state of affairs.