In 2010 Obama spoke at the Iftar Dinner, a religious observance of Ramadan, at the White House and stated, “This is America. And our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country and that they will not be treated differently by their government is essential to who we are.” Our country was built on religious freedom and tolerance meaning we have a, “sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own.”
It seems as if our country has distorted its views of religious tolerance, it appears we, as a country, are now tolerant of only a few and have become intolerance of others. This is shown in the fact that Sunday February 19, as reported by CNN’s Eliott C. McLaughlin, New York City held an uninterrupted rally in support of the Muslim faith. However when Melania Trump decided to use a Christian prayer at a rally in Florida, as reported by FoxNews.com, her religion wasn’t just attacked but also her background and Melania personally. What happened to religious tolerance not to mention respect for the first lady?