Cardinal Dolan says religion is under attack in America
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:15
- Date Apr 9, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the last war and religion is it made up it is very real.
You've got a dramatic radical intrusion of the government bureaucracy.
Into the internal life of the church our problem is the government is intruding.
Into the into the life of a faith in the in in the church that they shouldn't be doing.
On this Easter Monday Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior enters this morning -- you know.
Eight cardinal don't I think is him really pinpointed the hypocrisy of the president's alleged embrace of constitutional rights.
Although the president wants to create new rights for some groups and some some folks and for some of his programs.
Not enumerated by the constitution.
The First Amendment is not respected and so what cardinal dole is saying.
Along with other leaders like Rick war and then and in -- men and many other people from any other.
-- sex across the country that it's not about.
Religion getting in the way of government.
It's about government getting in the way of religion and it seems to be.
Kind of a monitor of the Obama administration that constitutional rights.
Go -- The boards and to favor political.
Rights to -- Political.
Expediency in an election well you know it's funny because -- talked a little bit yesterday on face the nation and has in the past as well.
Recent you know I'm not so comfortable having the parish -- stand at the pulpit and say okay got -- -- both for this guy because he feels that way.
But he says he's very comfortable have.
And religion has a place in politics and it sounds like it's game on regarded -- contraceptive I think you say religion that has a place in politics that people shouldn't be excluded from the -- -- -- be you know because they have.
Robust religious -- views but he saying listen White House government.
Respect religions whether it's Catholic whether it's Lutheran whether it's at this -- church of Christ any religion in America.
The Muslim religion.
Don't intrude intuit.
And cardinal -- also made the point.
That religion and politics shouldn't come together into the choosing a presidential candidate and he made an important state and I think about.
Mitt Romney and his mormons.
One of the ways we can cooperate since it is to see that religious prejudice religious bigotry doesn't into the campaign there may be reasons not to vote for -- Mitt Romney is present United States.
That he's a Mormon cannot be one of them.
It's a great point and I happen to be a Catholic and -- to be a friend of cardinal Dolan and I happen to represented the church and constitutional matters.
And I -- -- make that clear because there's some anti Catholics -- like to go on they.
The blogs and write about me.
And -- and damn my catholicism but I'm proud to be a Catholic but I'm also proud to be constitutional -- and so when cardinal don't speaks out -- speaking up for the constitution.
And that has to be protected.
More than any individual religion because in the constitution protected.
All our faith church and it's a war on religion and a war in the -- and I think it is a war on both all right appeared concentrated -- -- we'll see you tomorrow that would all right boy.