Speaking at Georgetown, Kathleen Sebelius nods to JFK:
In that talk to Protestant ministers, Kennedy talked about his vision of religion and the public square, and said he believed in an America, and I quote, “where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials…”
That’s all well and good, Madam Secretary. But what if we try turning that around? Should America also be a country “where no public official seeks to impose her will directly or indirectly upon a religious body” in a way that interferes with its peaceful public witness?
As an American citizen, I lament that Sebelius has so grossly misread our Constitution and laws (like RFRA). As a Christian, a very imperfect one, I struggle to find love for an official who knowingly and unapologetically persecutes the suffering body of Christ.
In one of today’s “On the Square” features, Patrick Deneen greets the Secretary by bidding a sad farewell to Georgetown.