Text of talk:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, dear fellow citizens of this country, dear people of good will:
I am speaking here today because the government of the United States is trying to take something from us that the government did not give to us. And not only is it something that the government did not give to us, but it is something that our government, or any other government, could not give to us. It is not theirs to give. Because, dear friends, we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights and that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am speaking today about the right to liberty, and in particular religious liberty. And this right was not given to me, and it wasn’t given to you, by the government. The right to religious liberty and the freedom of our conscience was given to us by the Creator. Religious freedom is the gift of the Creator. It is one of our most fundamental rights. And now the government is trying to take it from us.
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And, here's his call to action:
And eight weeks from now, from you dear brothers and sisters, should flow a flood of communication to the halls of Congress, demanding that our freedoms be recognized and our consciences be protected. It is your responsibility to sanctify the world. It is your responsibility to bring the love of Christ to the political sphere. You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. It is your sacred task to purify the culture, to make it better, and to preserve the best of our nation for the next generation.
And eight months from now you should support candidates for office who support religious freedom. And eight years from now some of you should be candidates for Congress and the Legislature who support religious freedom and the sanctity of life. Take courage brothers and sisters. Take action brothers and sisters. And take you place in the battle for religious freedom!
God Bless you. God bless America. Viva Cristo Rey!Thank you Father Benjamin!