Down With the ACLU
The relentless pursuit of the truth - cinops be gone - Saturday, June 9, 2012
1.) In my next letter we have a very sad commentary on the National Catholic Reporter, America, and Commonweal magazines. Yesterday, the rally for Stand up for Freedom of Religion in Santa Ana, California was outstanding. It was two hours long. It was written up in today’s Orange County Register. We needed to leave after the first hour.
2.) We love atheists. They have always been a minority in our country. But today they seem to have a great influence among the elite and the 2-faced-double-standard news media. With their propaganda, they are ruling over us. It is a sick fashion to be anti-Catholic, anti-Christian and blatantly hateful of traditional America.
3.) You don’t have to lie about the ACLU or Obama’s HHS Mandate. Just speak the truth. The truth hurts and the whole truth hurts even more. It is absolutely important for all of us to know who the enemies are of the Catholic Church in America. We cannot remain blind to the reality. There are organizations that want to destroy us and make us into second-class American citizens.
4.) It is now my firm belief that at least one person in your family ought to be a member of The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. And it is not because, I have been a member for over forty years. These are trying times for Catholics and all Americans must be intelligently informed. Excuse me but we Catholics are poorly informed voters. I am going to order today the Catholic League’s 2011 Report on Anti-Catholicism. Copies sell for $10.00 by check or credit card. Catholic League, 450 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10123 or order online at www.catholicleague.org
5.) Lastly, here is the article in the Catholic League’s monthly Catalyst May 2012:
Obama Enlists ACLU To War on Catholics
The more the bishops study the issue, the more resolved they are in opposing ObamaCare. At the heart of the bishops objections is the contrived and unjust way the Obama administration defines a religious organization; it grants an exemption only to what it deems is a religious entity. In point of fact, it is the ACLU that is really dictating to Catholics what passes as a religious institution.
In 2000, the California Contraceptive Equity Law was passed. In it there is a provision defining what qualifies as religious employer, and it was written by the ACLU. Besides noting that the institution must be non-profit, the exact qualifying language is as follows: a) “The inculcation of religious values is the purpose of the entity.” b) “The entity primarily employs persons who share the religious tenets of the entity.” c) “The entity serves primarily persons who share the religious tenets of the entity.”
The health and Human Services edict forcing Catholic institutions to provide abortion inducing drugs in their insurance coverage also allows an exemption for groups it deems religious. Besides noting the non-profit status, the exact qualifying language is as follows: “Has the inculcation of religious values as its purpose” “Primarily employs persons who share its relig. tenets.” “Primarily serves persons who share its relig. Tenets”
Having written a Ph.D dissertation and two books on the ACLU, Bill Donohue said, “The ACLU has long been an enemy of religious liberty. Indeed, when it was founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin (whom I interviewed in 1968), it listed all provisions of the First Amendment among its first ten goals. not among them was religious liberty. And these are the same folks that Obama turns to in his war on Catholics.”
George H. Kubeck