Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Pretty damn clear isn't it? Apparently not to President Barack Hussein Obama. Not to the heretical Kathleen Sebelius. Not to the C & E "catholics" who voted for Obama with full knowledge that he intended to attack the Catholic Church.
If you only get your news from the MSNBC and CNN, you're probably ignorant of the war Obama is waging against Catholics in the United States. Abortion, contraception, and sterilization are anathema to faithful Catholics. Now, Obama has issued a mandate, ignoring the Constitution, that faith-based institutions must provide birth control and reproductive services in health insurance plans. And if that wasn't enough, not only do they have to provide it in their health plans, they have to wave any co-pay and provide it free of charge.
Obama "graciously" informed the Church it has one year to find a way to violate it's moral standards. Conveniently that's after the next Presidential election. He's hoping real Catholics forget. It's not going to happen. The Church has fought worse enemies in the past 2,000 years, and prevailed.
And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. -- Matthew 18:16
The Catholic Church is the largest provider of health care services in the United States. Despite that, Obama made no secret before the presidential 2008 election that he would attempt to break the back of the Church and remove the freedom of religion for Catholics. Faithful Catholics were mocked and laughed at when we spoke out in warning. Sadly, schismatics who call themselves Catholics, voted for Obama in droves. They actually showed support for a man who considers pregnancy to be punishment for "a mistake." They may regret it now, but there is no denying their complicity in enabling Obama's assault on religion. Those voters share moral responsibility for this outrageous attack on our freedom of religion.
We would do well to remember Hitler and the Jews in Germany. We must remember the Mexican government's murderous attacks on Catholics in the 1920's. History does indeed repeat itself. This is not just a Catholic issue. This is an issue for people of all faiths. Obama's move is an act of government intimidation of religious institutions. It's an issue for all freedom-loving Americans. This administration has made it clear that they will rule by decree and slowly chip away at the freedoms of the people in the U.S. in the name of "progress." Will you stand idly by or will you speak up?
I will not violate my faith to support the treasonous edicts of an immoral president.
The attempt to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, an increase in tax funded abortions, a mandate for faith-based institutions to provide birth control and reproductive services in health insurance plans, six million U.S. tax dollars given away to various countries to restore Islamic mosques, and the lack of support for Israel: are just a few signs that give credence to the statement - 'America is no longer considered a Christian nation.' Many laws that were made to protect the Christian view point have been or are in the process of being overturned. Despite this fact, the majority of individuals that are set apart by the blood of Christ remain quiet and or turn their heads. Each silently hoping that their lack of action regarding various issues will make the issue(s) nonexistent or that God will resolve the problem without their involvement.ReplyDelete
“It is time God fearing citizens started acknowledging our God in politics. We are to trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not to our own understanding. Voting an elected official into office just because he/she states the ability to improve the economy is wrong. It goes against our faith. A powerful hymn states "The God in the valley is the same God on the mountain. When things go wrong, He'll make them right.” Decide to participate in God's plan. A decision to not side with God means that the devil has already included you in his plan. If you are redeemed say so by voting for someone that will be led by God.
Thank you for this post.ReplyDelete
And you know what? The same people who were demanding that the Park 51 project be allowed in NY because this was a country where freedom of religion is important are applauding this action from the administration. Because liberalism is never liberal.
It is hard, and I feel sorry for the innocent people who will be affected, but Church facilities need to stop taking new patients/clients who cannot prove they are Catholic (yes, I know that showing proof of parish registration will be a major bottleneck, but this exactly what they have stated through the law that they want, so give it to them). Because the administration and its cronies have no moral center, they do not understand the concept of anyone holding to one. They have to be presented with it. Every bishop needs to stand up and say "The line has been crossed."
And CD, I didn't know the amount of $ we have given for mosque restoration. Interesting, don't you thing that the number is 6 million? That number is significant elsewhere in history.
PH, the answer isn't only treating Catholics, this goes against the CHristian Mandat to be charitable to all, including our enemies. And refuse to provide the services. Refuse to pay the fines. And defend our own with our very lives if need be.ReplyDelete
The Antichrist has risen up again. Who can stand against him?
When I stand with God, I can.
TinCan - My thought is that it would be very temporary, in fact that it would never go to fulfillment once the actual meaning of the mandate was demonstrated.Delete
Great discussion, and thanks for the comments. This is at the same time both a dark point and a sign of hope for the Church. The forces of evil are attacking, aided by the naive. But I hope we also see an awakening in the body militant. We cannot sit idly by without speaking out.ReplyDelete
And of course, plan for ALL eventualities.
"A report released last year shows about 98 per cent of sexually active Catholic women have used contraceptive methods banned by the church. ...ReplyDelete
Nearly 70 per cent of Catholic women use sterilization, the birth control pill or an IUD, according to the Guttmacher Institute research."
This energy could be better spent on educating the faithful [-less?] as to WHY they shouldn't use contraceptive methods. Clearly whatever method that has been used all along just isn't cutting it.
Charles, I agree the Church needs to do a much better job of educating. I do question the way that common stat is so often presented. "98 per cent of sexually active Catholic women have used contraceptive methods banned by the church." That seems to not differentiate between "have used" and "still use." I am sure the latter is still way too high. But after all, it can also be said that 100% of Catholics have sinned in their lives.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping for some greater awareness on the part of Catholics of the consequences of their poor choices and schisms. This may well be the catalyst we needed. Obama may do for Christianity what he did for gun sales! :-)
[Yo, Musings. Wondering if you've seen this. It's on the web!]ReplyDelete
POTENTATE AND HOTENTATE OBAMA
The Bible describes high-living hypocrites like the lowlifes in the White House:
Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): "It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury - how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!"
Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under "a servant who becomes king."
And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: "let thy words be few...a fool's voice is known by multitude of words."
Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he's destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!
For some stunning info on Pres. Obama and his fellow traitors, Google "'Madam' Nancy Pelosi's Brothel," "Imam Bloomberg's Sharia Mosque," "Michelle Obama's Allah-day," "Obama Supports Public Depravity," "David Letterman's Hate Etc.," "Un-Americans Fight Franklin Graham" and also "Sandra Bernhard, Larry David, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman." Also Google "Islam will purify Jews and Christians" and "Prof. F. N. Lee's ISLAM IN THE BIBLE [PDF]."
Since Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note "taken away"), Christians everywhere should constantly pray that the Lord will soon "take away" or at least overthrow all US leaders (including subversive, America-hating, Jesus-bashing Hollywood shmucks) who continue to sear their conscience, who dangle every unspeakably filthy vice before young people, and who arrogantly trample the God-given rights of the majority including the rights of the unborn. Do we need a second American Revolution?
After the Obamas are kicked out of the White House, there will be no place on earth where they can escape from scowling folks who wish to belatedly express their gratitude, in tangible ways, to the Obamas who tried to destroy the greatest nation ever.
For the record I'll predict that after the Nov. 2012 election, Obama will try something so unthinkably insane that he will be physically restrained and locked up - and remember where you heard this first!
I'll remember where I heard it. :-)Delete