Skip to comments.Reagan on Religious Tolerance
Posted on 02/10/2014 7:48:08 PM PST by ReformationFan
Every conservative by now should have noticed that February has become Ronald Reagan Month for Republicans. The mans birthday was last week, February 6, the forerunner to Lincolns birthday (February 12), Washingtons birthday (February 22), and Presidents Day (February 17). Throughout the nation, county and statewide Republican groups have been changing their longtime annual Lincoln Day dinners into Reagan Day dinners. Im speaking on Reagan multiple times this month, including at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, where were releasing (pardon the plug) my new book that endeavors to answer the question What is a Reagan conservative? Thus, this is also a time when conservatives reach back for various nuggets of wisdom from the Gipper that are badly needed as our current president fundamentally transforms the nation Reagan so loved. Among those nuggets, one that you likely will not hear is a gem of a Reagan speech delivered in Dallas 30 years ago. It offers a desperately needed message on religious tolerance. Todays diversity-preaching and tolerance-professing liberals have been unrelenting in their current campaign of religious intolerance. They mandate that everyone, including religious believers, pay for contraception and abortion drugs; those who disagree are framed as favoring a war on women. They vigorously demonize and sue anyone who disagrees with them on gay marriage: a Christian florist in Washington state, a Christian wedding photographer in New Mexico, a Methodist group in New Jersey, Catholic Charities in Massachusetts and Illinois, Christian bakers in Oregon and Colorado, and on and on. Its a good time for a lesson on religious tolerancefor those liberals who actually read this article.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
"I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born."
~Ronald Reagan, quoted in New York Times, 22 September 1980
RONALD REAGAN ON FAITH
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
The Constitution was never meant to prevent people from praying, its declared purposed was to protect the freedom to pray.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers to all problems men face, if wed only look there.
RONALD REAGAN ON VALUES
Work and family are the center of our lives, the foundation of our dignity as a free people.:
We have the duty to protect the life of the unborn child.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
A great read. And as always, I hear his voice ringing in my ears when I read his words. How lucky we were (blessed really) to have had this man as our president. How short is life and how impactful the journey.
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