I find it disturbing and disingenuous to read that President Barack Obama compares gun violence to freedom of religion. In the JT editorial “Balance of Rights” (Jan. 15), Obama states that “the right to worship freely and safely … was denied to Christians in Charleston, S.C., — and to Jews in Kansas City, Muslims in Chapel Hill and Sikhs in Oak Creek. They had rights too.”
Obama, where are the religious rights of the Sisters of the Poor, who are being forced to buy health insurance containing contraceptive benefits? Where are the religious rights of the bakery owner, who didn’t want to sell a wedding cake with two male figures on the cake? The bakery is out of business, and both cases are in court.