In a speech to students in Berlin, the secretary of state defended Americans' rights to be what they want to be.
BERLIN Secretary of State John Kerry offered a defense of freedom of speech, religion and thought in the United States on Tuesday, telling German students that in America "you have a right to be stupid if you want to be."
"As a country, as a society, we live and breathe the idea of religious freedom and religious tolerance, whatever the religion, and political freedom and political tolerance, whatever the point of view," Kerry told the students in Berlin, the second stop on his inaugural trip as secretary of state.
http://news.msn.com/politics/kerry-in-a … -be-stupid
Duh, thank you John Kerry! I guess the rest of the world already knows what you are telling them
Well the bit about religious freedom and tolerance was new to me!
Get real, we don't have anything of the sort, we have crybabies who can't face a god because they have too much evil in their harts. So they think if they don't have a god, then they don't have to answer for their evil deeds, and don't have to worry about morals. Well when you find yourself in a bad place and need some kind of place to get away from it all, you don't have to worry about where you will go. Just leave the rest of us who believe in a god alone. They bashed Christians and got rid of god from this country, and replaced it with Islam, I hope your ready for your hands to get cut off when you steal, or rob someone, because Islam has no morals of grace only the laws of man, which by the way is all we have now because of idiots like you. Hope you like Islam, you'll be killed if you don't become one of them.
The rest of the world doesn't know it. That doesn't absolve Kerry of spreading lies. We don't practice freedom of religion here in the US. When Christians can dictate religious material in our science classes, we don't have religious freedom. When we have "In God We Trust" on our money and "under God" in the pledge, we don't have religious freedom. When the President of the United States swears his oat of office TO God, we don't have religious freedom. When you can have any religion you want and be treated as an equal, but if you have no religion, you're a freak... then we don't have religious freedom. End. Of. Story.
by Joel 6 years ago
Obama just made a statement about changing his mandate that religious organizations must provide insurance coverage for contraceptives. This has caused an uprising becuase it infringes upon religious freedoms. The Catholic Church has been making a big deal about it. Now, the...
by Credence2 4 years ago
Oh yes, boys and girls, I am back, like a bad penny. I wonder what are conservative poster's positions on this topic is; are they really for freedom of religion or should children be hogtied and forced to participate in loyalty tests? I have studied with Jehovah's Witnesses and I say that their...
by Justin Aptaker 6 years ago
I America a "Christian Nation"? What does that term even mean?I often here that America is a "Christian Nation". Do you agree or disagree with this? And what, exactly, does that mean? Clearly, not nearly all Americans are Christians. Does this mean that a few of the first...
by American View 5 years ago
Ernest Istook once said “While even pornography is protected as free speech, the courts have consciously undermined religious speech and freedom of religion for years. ”Is he right, and thoughts?
by Susan Reid 6 years ago
These "Stop the Mandate" protesters were at the Capitol (Sacramento) today. I was at a meeting inside and the building had to be evacuated (I heard it was because of them but who knows).Do you agree that this is a religious freedom issue or is it being twisted into one?The Pro-Life Action...
by cooldad 7 years ago
Were the founding fathers of this country Christians? I have always been under the impression that our country was founded by people who were escaping religious persecution. Why then, do so many people claim that this country was created under Christianity? I could be wrong, but I...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|