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Obama at the U.N.: A new religion doctrine

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 4 2015 12:15 a.m. MDT

President Barack Obama who is in town for the 67th session of the General Assembly at United Nations speaks at UN Headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (David Karp, Associated Press) President Barack Obama who is in town for the 67th session of the General Assembly at United Nations speaks at UN Headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (David Karp, Associated Press)

Our take: According to Laren Markoe of Religion News Service, President Barak Obama outlined his doctrine on religion during his speech Tuesday before the United Nations General Assembly.

"President Obama on Tuesday Sept. 25 gave a forceful speech at the United Nations, in which he challenged much of the world's assumptions about free speech and religion."

Five points from his address add up to as close to an Obama Doctrine on Religion as people have seen, the article asserts.

Obama's five points:

Blasphemy must be tolerated, however intolerable

Religious respect is a two-way street

Turn the other cheek

Our nation under God

The danger of extremism

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