In a radio segment released Tuesday, conservative anti-feminist writer Phyllis Schlafly claimed that President Barack Obama is “trying to treat Christians like smokers” by eradicating “all evidence of religion from public places.”
She pinned her theory on a speech given by President Obama in 2010 in which he misquoted the Declaration of Independence by leaving out a reference to man’s “creator.” That, Schlafly suggested, is indicative of a secret intent to wage a silent war against followers of his own religion.
“I think Obama is trying to treat Christians like smokers. You can do it in the privacy of your own house and maybe inside your church, but never where the public can see you. The Founding Fathers were very public about their religion, and we have the right to be, too.”
Her latest book, “No Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religious Freedom,” chronicles what she calls “the greatest assault on American liberty in our time.” In it, the popular conservative personality explains that President Obama’s second term will lead to every Christian military chaplain being court marshaled, every Catholic hospital being shut down and every pro-life doctor being forced to assist in abortions.