Greetings and Salutations!
We have some Good News and Bad News
Our country is 50% Pro-Life and 41% Pro-Choice. The
Heritage Foundation wants us to read the “Declaration of Independence” on July 4th. Let’s start today; pray and celebrate the American motto of Life - Liberty - and the Pursuit of Happiness!
The Bad News is that the media is not reporting this serious news which violates the 1st Amendment to the Constitution*. It is called Sibelius’s Health and Human Service Mandate of Obamacare.
A. This is a threat to Religious Liberty and Freedom of Conscience
The HHS Mandate by the Government is that all insurance policies must include coverage for abortion inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization. This is contrary to Catholic and Christian moral teaching and a violation of our conscience and religious rights.
B. Also, the HHS Mandate promotes the ACLU’s very narrow definition of Church. 1. Inculcation of Religious values 2. Primarily employs people who share its religious tenets and serve people who share it religious tenets. 3. Declared a non-profit organization by the IRS. This is wrong and violates the Constitution. The Church’s deepest nature is to proclaim the word of God, celebrate the sacraments, exercise its ministry of charity and be God’s family in the world.
2,500 Protestant, Evangelical, Jewish, Catholic and other religious leaders signed a February letter to President Obama censuring the mandate as a “severe blow to religious liberty” and calling the administration to reverse this decision.
* Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise of religion thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and petition the Government for redress of grievances.
A Public Service Meet Your Neighbor Info by blogger ‘cinops be gone’ - A Fortnight for Religious Freedom Action Activity - June 21st to July 4th - 6-29-12