Jeb Bush: Obama Administration 'Intolerant' on Religious Freedom

Bush today blasted the use of "coercive federal power."

In his speech, the former Florida governor condemned federal judges for "mistaking themselves for elected legislators and imposing restrictions and rights that do not exist in the constitution."

"How strange, in our own time, to hear Christianity spoken of as some sort of backward and oppressive force," said Bush, a Catholic. "It is not only untrue, but it's also a little ungrateful, to dismiss the Christian faith as some obstacle to enlightened thought."

"Set the standard with your belief that everyone matters, and that everyone has the right to rise," he said, subtly invoking the name of his PAC, Right to Rise.