I guess it depends on which religion is being denigrated. There is no religion which has endured more denigration than Christianity, or more support than Islam from the Obama Administration. In an effort to ease the hurt feelings of Muslims over the anti-Islam video, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pointed out clearly that they were not associated with the video, but supported freedom of religion.
At this story from Al Jazeera, the supposed defenders of freedom make these remarks in an ad running on Pakistani television.
From Barack Obama: "Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others."
And, from Hillary Clinton: "Let me state very clearly, the United States has absolutely nothing to do with this video. We absolutely reject its contents. America's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation."
Missing from the remarks is the absolute defense of freedom of speech, of the necessity of the United States to support the freedom of expression no matter what the subject matter.
This is an attempt by leaders of the United States of America to distance themselves from the violence of Islamic hate-mobs. They do nothing to support the equally important freedom of speech, of every one's right to express themselves freely and to support the view that violence is not the answer to disagreements about religion or any other subject.
These statements would have been much better served by assuaging the hurt feelings of the Catholics and other religious organizations forced to pay for abortions and contraceptive methods under Obamacare, but those words were never used in connection with that issue. It came with mealy-mouthed options to "deal with it."
They didn't the tell the Pakistanis to "deal with it," that there were ways to overlook the impact of the video, to put their emotions aside and recognize every one's right to say, write and produce a representation of their beliefs.
The actions of the President and the Secretary of State reinforce the conclusion that violence is the only answer to the many abuses of this Administration, that without it, there is no respect for any one's rights or beliefs. What other conclusion can one make?
These remarks show the very heart of this Administration. They display the hostility toward Christianity and the sympathy for the Islamic cause. I'm not sure how one who is a Christian can justify a vote for Barack Obama. I don't know how, having revealed his sympathy and support for Islam, a homosexual might vote for Barack Obama, unless it is with a blindfold and ear plugs. It has been proven time and time again that Islamic nations oppress and murder homosexuals, often subjecting them to mutilation and torture. I don't know how women, knowing the support Barack Obama has shown for Islam, a religion that denigrates women, that murders them for infidelity, that murders them for the clothes they wear and the things they say can support Barack Obama.
How is that possible? What sort of delusional mind-frame allows such duplicity?
The President of the United States and the Secretary of State are supposed to represent the interests of the United States, to stand up for its values, to support the views of its people. This shameful pandering to a violent religion over the freedom of speech of one of it's citizens is shameful. They have done nothing less than step in front of the mob and direct its actions against anyone who might oppose the violent suppression of free speech. They have done nothing but put themselves on the side of the Islamic hate-mobs against the very principles of American society.