Obama’s Secular Religion vs. Christianity
The relentless pursuit of the truth – www.cinopsbegoneblogspot.com – Friday, February 10, 2012
Cardinal-Designate Timothy Dolan told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer, “The federal government should do what it’s traditionally done since July 4, 1776, namely back out of intruding into the internal life of a church.” [Most of the following info came from LifeSiteNews.com in February.]
Archbishop Timothy Broglie, who leads the Roman Catholic Diocese for the Military Services, wrote a letter to be read at all Sunday Masses for U.S. military personnel around the world that said that a regulation issued by the Obama Administration under the new federal health care law was a “blow” to a freedom that U.S. troops have not only to defend but for which some have recently died in battle. “We cannot – we will not – comply with this unjust law.”
65 canonical bishops of the Orthodox Church have asked President Barack Obama and the Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to repeal the mandate that religious institutions provide birth control, sterilization, and Plan B abortion drugs in their heath care coverage.
“The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion,” the statement says. “This freedom is transgressed when a religious institution is required to pay for ‘contraceptive services’ including abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization services that directly violate their religious convictions.”
Speaker John Boehner said either Obama reverses the policy or the House will. “The federal government has drifted dangerously beyond its constitutional boundaries. This attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country must not stand and will not stand.”
Catholic League President Bill Donahue said he is willing to bring the church’s 70 million voters to bear on the President in November if the mandate isn’t overturned. “Never before, unprecedented in American history, [has] the federally government line [d] up against the Roman Catholic Church,” he said. 168 Catholic bishops are going to the mat on the rule, about 90% of all U.S. dioceses. And is more than 154 Congressman are lining up beside them. “This radical mandate … is an attack on the religious freedoms guaranteed to all Americans by the Bill of Rights.
The HHS Mandate is an abortion mandate, as it extends to drugs that can induce abortion such as plan B and Ella, a sister drug to RU-486. The mandate has been criticized by all but eight Catholic bishops heading dioceses in U.S. [As of Feb. 8, 2012]
Non-cleric Catholic writer Peggy Noonan declared, “There was no reason to make this ruling – none. Except ideology.” Even the Washington Post went to bat for the Church and in today’s Orange County Register the editorial opposed CINOP Sebelius’s HHS Mandate. I heard in Orange County Pastor Ric Warren would go to jail than abide by the HHS Mandate.
George H. Kubeck – The President this morning wants to shift the matter to the Insurance companies. They will be required to pay for this free so called free preventive care that will keep women from being punished with babies. Our taxes will pay for all of this. We are dealing with a master of deception.