Obama: "Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others."
The Constitution of the United States, Amendment I: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
And this guy is supposed to be a "Constitutional scholar?"
The United States, as a nation, respects no faith whatsoever. That is what "religious tolerance" means: you tolerate religions other than your own. You don't have to "respect" them.