At a recent commencement ceremony at Georgetown University, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addressed the outgoing class, quoting selectively from John F. Kennedy’s 1960 address on separation of church and state to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association.

In her address, Sebelius said she shares Kennedy’s vision of America “where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials—and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against us all.”

This was obviously meant as a shot at the bishops who allegedly want to impose their will on the public.

In that same speech, however, Kennedy told the audience, “I would not look with favor upon a President working to subvert the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty.”

Perhaps someone can gently explain to Sebelius why this shows JFK’s astonishing prescience.

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