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Obama to announce religious "accommodation" for religious organizations
700 WLW ^ | Friday, February 10, 2012

Posted on 02/10/2012 7:45:50 AM PST by xzins

The Obama administration will attempt to accommodate religious groups that are unhappy with a new mandate that forces them to offer health insurance that covers contraceptive methods.

With the White House under fire for its new rule requiring employers including religious organizations to offer health insurance that fully covers birth control coverage, ABC News has learned that later today the White House — possibly President Obama himself — will likely announce an attempt to accommodate these religious groups.

The move, based on state models, will almost certainly not satisfy bishops and other religious leaders since it will preserve the goal of women employees having their birth control fully covered by health insurance.

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1 posted on 02/10/2012 7:45:59 AM PST by xzins
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To: xzins

Get back down to hell, satan. You’re needed there.


2 posted on 02/10/2012 7:47:36 AM PST by IbJensen (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: xzins

The ISSUE is freedom of religion, Mr. Obama....and we WILL NOT COMPLY!


3 posted on 02/10/2012 7:50:09 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: xzins

“C’mon, you guys.”


4 posted on 02/10/2012 7:56:54 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: xzins
"accommodation for religious ORGANIZATIONS" NOT INDIVIDUALS!

Imama Obamessiah will try to pull a fast one. There will be no "accommodation" for INDIVIDUALS who have religious convictions regarding his forced Satanic abortion/reproductive laws. The man is pure evil, nefarious and not to be trusted.

5 posted on 02/10/2012 7:59:18 AM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: xzins

This is just salt in the wound.


6 posted on 02/10/2012 7:59:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: xzins
Well, OBozo has to offer this (vile) sacrament to Margaret Sanger/PP/Feminists...it's never about freedom, only control.

7 posted on 02/10/2012 7:59:28 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (remaining) Liberals :^)
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To: xzins

So he’ll throw his mandate down to the governors and state legislators to deal with the mess. This will further polarize everyone.. as is intended. All to incite and radicalize people (and get campaign contributions). Real Americans are going to push back and push back hard. The more he pushes, the clearer everyone gets about this group of communists.


8 posted on 02/10/2012 8:00:12 AM PST by Track9
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To: xzins
NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!

If you need to make an "accommodation" for the FIRST AMENDMENT within a law then the law is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! If Obama makes an "ACCOMMODATION" for an UNALIENABLE right then what guarantee does ANYONE have in this country that someday they won't simply decide to not "honor" the "accommodations".

Again, I say; "NOT GOOD ENOUGH!"
9 posted on 02/10/2012 8:03:14 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Jmouse007
There will be no "accommodation" for INDIVIDUALS who have religious convictions regarding his forced Satanic abortion/reproductive laws. The man is pure evil, nefarious and not to be trusted.


Not sure I take your point. If you've got religious convictions against using birth control, then just don't get it if/when it's offered. Just because it's free doesn't mean you have to take them up on it.
10 posted on 02/10/2012 8:03:14 AM PST by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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Obozo just doesn’t get it; He doesn’t get much of anything does he? I’m still in shock that that guy even won the Presidency; Still in shock over that one. I always will be.


11 posted on 02/10/2012 8:03:14 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: xzins

2 things.

Obama will reverse any “retreat” after the election.

and

Why can’t people just buy their own birth control??


12 posted on 02/10/2012 8:03:46 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: xzins
The government has no right to order ANYONE to provide birth control to the population.

So I guess the rest of Obamacare is okay, right??

You've been conned!!

13 posted on 02/10/2012 8:04:18 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: xzins

What’s equally scary is seeing how many liberal Americans that post on news sites strongly support this, as if there’s no 1st Amendment.

They’ll post igornant things like “Catholics just want to keep all women pregnant”


14 posted on 02/10/2012 8:05:33 AM PST by MNDude
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To: xzins

The Pope says that it is too late obama... your father has been exposed.

LLS


15 posted on 02/10/2012 8:06:33 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: xzins

Birth control is the wrong way to fight this, I think you can find that even a vast majority of Catholics use birth control. It is the constitutional fight against religion that matters. Only problem I have with this is what happens if some muzzie owned business refuses to provide health insurance that includes heart valve replacement because they use pig valves - do we have to let them get away with that? Who knows what kind of medical procedures the Muzzies might be against for “religious” reasons. Or even the Scientologists or the Mormons. Are they allowed to not offer insurance that includes those procedures? Actually my first feeling is yes they can, just as the Catholics do not have to offer birth control. It is THEIR decision, not Obama’s.


16 posted on 02/10/2012 8:07:00 AM PST by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-XXX= Now what? Cain?XX Guess not. I GIVE UP)
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To: xzins

this has to be used to crush the administration.

Remember this is a product of all the feminists and obama specifically.

Obama has the only vote in the WH. He needs to be isolated polarized and made the focus to the point where his ONLY way out is to rescind entirely.

no quarter, no compromise, unconditional surrender only.


17 posted on 02/10/2012 8:07:40 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: xzins

I wonder what kind of ‘accommodation’ the GREAT RECTUM in the Nut House is planning for us citizens to provide for the Muzzie elites; maybe outlaw the consumption of pork? Please; no mandate for multiple wives.


18 posted on 02/10/2012 8:08:27 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: xzins
Obama to the Churches: I got your accommodation right here. So sit down and shut up. I don't need you, anyway.
19 posted on 02/10/2012 8:09:08 AM PST by oyez
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To: conservaterian

“Birth control” is the way the mainstream liberal media and other communists have tried to frame this over and over to avoid the real issue.


20 posted on 02/10/2012 8:12:11 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: xzins

The corpseman caves.

I almost wish he wouldn’t. It was a great clearcut example of his anticonstitutionalism.


21 posted on 02/10/2012 8:12:21 AM PST by Yaelle (Go Santorum!)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
Just because it's free doesn't mean you have to take them up on it.

But, of course, it's not free. The benefit is paid for in the cost of the policy, whether you use it or not. So to the extent you are required to purchase a policy that is required to include that benefit, you are being forced to purchase the service, whether you use it or not.

22 posted on 02/10/2012 8:13:02 AM PST by trad_anglican
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

Another part of the problem - it’s not just being against it yourself, it’s the fact that we will be forced to pay for preventative and abortifacient drugs for OTHERS, against our beliefs and wishes making us a party to the sin ourselves.

Also, if they make an exception for “institutions” like the Catholic Church, then what protection against infringement will OTHER Christians who are NOT associated with such a large “organization” do when faced with the decision to comply or not against their personally held beliefs? Will they be told that since it’s a PERSONAL belief and not necessarily one enforced by one’s chosen church you don’t have the right to NOT pay for these things? If the government has the right to tell you what beliefs are acceptable, and which ones aren’t then we have NO Freedom of Religion any longer...


23 posted on 02/10/2012 8:13:38 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: xzins

This is so ironic as it violats the much touted “separation of church & state’ principle of the First Amendment. They cry about the “separation of church & state” when someone prays on government property but have no problem with government dictating to religious organizations. The Founders are once again rolling in their graves.


24 posted on 02/10/2012 8:14:06 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: xzins

Media Dictionary

“accommodation”

Definition: A Democrat flushing her/his opponent’s beliefs, valuables or goals down the toilet... in a way the media can cover up.


25 posted on 02/10/2012 8:14:54 AM PST by mrsmith (So... how's the Tea Party nominee for your House seat doing?)
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To: xzins

Why should only religious organizations get this exemption? If there is an atheist employer who doesn’t want to provide abortifacients, why should he be forced to at the point of a gun?


26 posted on 02/10/2012 8:15:52 AM PST by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: xzins

So nice of our great leader to ALLOW us a special exemption given to us by the government, I mean now that they have given us this exemption they will never ever take it away.... Right?


27 posted on 02/10/2012 8:18:14 AM PST by GraceG
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To: xzins

Dems are all about getting through their nefarious legislation surreptitiously. Once it is brought to light, they back off. How many are aware that the welfare reform of the Republican congress during the Clinton years was quietly dismantled by Obama and the Dem Congress in 2009.


28 posted on 02/10/2012 8:18:37 AM PST by chuckee
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To: SumProVita
Mr. Obama foists an evasion not an accommodation. His policy, which may be illegal, is a minor distinction and not a difference.
TWB
29 posted on 02/10/2012 8:20:48 AM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: xzins

This discussion is about the wrong thing anyway -

WHAT THE F?

The PRESIDENT is supposed to sign bills sent to his desk by Congress - then - enforce and implment those laws.

He has NO AUTHORITY to play this game of “I decide who does what” -

This is total insanity.

Pass the law or not. This is not up to him. This is insane.


30 posted on 02/10/2012 8:23:47 AM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: conservaterian

muzzie owned business refuses to provide health insurance that includes heart valve replacement because they use pig valves - do we have to let them get away with that?

Why not? Insurance like that is designed for a specific group of people to share their risks and to cover what they need covered.
The fedgov doesn’t like that approach and is demanding that you cover what they want you to cover, regardless of your beliefs or needs.

If you are working for such a muzzie co., you either already know its not covered or you get your insurance elsewhere.
Say you work for a co with post menopausal women and older men.[Yes, as a matter of fact I do work for just such a small firm] Zerocare says you have to offer maternity benefits. What for? Its sort of like carrying collision on a car after its paid off...most folks drop it.


31 posted on 02/10/2012 8:24:10 AM PST by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: xzins

WE WILL NOT COMPLY!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 02/10/2012 8:25:19 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: xzins

Friday late PM announcement by The WON. Says it all.


33 posted on 02/10/2012 8:25:33 AM PST by rod1
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To: xzins

34 posted on 02/10/2012 8:26:09 AM PST by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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To: xzins

No matter what the “accommodation”, he will reverse it after he wins the election based on his lies.


35 posted on 02/10/2012 8:27:08 AM PST by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: xzins
I can't speak for anyone else on FR, but I do not compromise on my core beliefs. NO, I am not a catholic. Once the Feds can pull this off - just like the Obamacare - they will come for ALL YOUR RIGTS. ZERO has already trashed the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Just one more step in our coffin.

NO COMPROMISE - THIS MUST BE UNDONE COMPLETELY.
36 posted on 02/10/2012 8:28:07 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Eldon Tyrell

Thats part of the 2000 plus pages. Repeatedly throughout the document is authorization for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to devise such regulations as he sees fit.

This is one of them.

There’s all sorts of hidden goodies in this travesty of a “law”.


37 posted on 02/10/2012 8:29:21 AM PST by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: rod1
Friday late PM announcement by The WON. Says it all.

Absolutely, as opposed to a typical noontime "Call to Worship" by his holiness, during the Rush Limbaugh show.
38 posted on 02/10/2012 8:30:53 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: xzins

He’s trying to bamboozle religious groups into thinking he changed his position so he can mitigate the damage and get reelected but then if he does get reelected he’ll just change it back again.

Religious Groups better remember, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”.


39 posted on 02/10/2012 8:31:06 AM PST by tobyhill
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Zero stepped in it big time. He has already offended the Jews, and maybe he only loses 5% of them-—and now the Catholics and maybe he only loses %5 of them. Da yuts gonna stay home, and it all adds up to a single term for Zero.


40 posted on 02/10/2012 8:32:46 AM PST by LS
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Zero stepped in it big time. He has already offended the Jews, and maybe he only loses 5% of them-—and now the Catholics and maybe he only loses %5 of them. Da yuts gonna stay home, and it all adds up to a single term for Zero.


41 posted on 02/10/2012 8:32:54 AM PST by LS
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“Obama’s fraudulent abortion mandate “accommodation”:

“...With its unconstitutional, coercive, discriminatory Obamacare abortion mandate under fire, the White House announced…nothing today. A supposed “accommodation” to the policy will result in no compromise in the impact of the HHS edict forcing religiously affiliated health care providers and employers to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives, abortifacients, and related services that violate the religious principles and freedom of the mandate’s targets.

In fact, close observers say today’s announcement will make things worse...”

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/02/10/obamas-fraudulent-abortion-mandate-accomodation/


42 posted on 02/10/2012 8:33:17 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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Cardinal Wuerl explained that this compromise is unacceptable.

We’re negotiating for half of our Freedom and Liberty.


43 posted on 02/10/2012 8:34:44 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: conservaterian; wagglebee; P-Marlowe; Alamo-Girl; betty boop; wmfights; narses; Salvation; ...

You go to the heart of the manner.

Catholic Ministries is part of the Catholic church. A hospital is one way the CAtholic church practices the instruction of Jesus that Christians should be Good Samaritans.

Catholic Church is not just the cathedral, the candles, the Mass. The Catholic Church IS it’s schools, hospitals, colleges, counseling agencies, adoption agencies, etc. These MINISTRIES are not “separate employers”. They ARE The Church.

Should the Obama Administration enter the cathedral on Sunday morning and tell the priest how to conduct the service. Should they tell the Church which classes to offer a seminarian? Should they tell the Church that priests should marry?

In the same way, they should not be telling the Catholic Church what to pay for when it buys insurance for people who work in Catholic Ministries.

(And as an aside: does your car insurance pay for oil changes, new wipers, etc? No, it doesn’t. Nor should a health plan pay for EVERYTHING you could possibly use to promote your own health. It shouldn’t pay for your aspirin, your nose spray, your vitamins, or your foot soak. These are not “emergencies”. Nor is a condom or a birth control pill an enormously expensive emergency. If someone wants an oil change, let them pay for their OWN. Same with condoms.)

Now, to answer your Muslim question. If the Muslims own the hospital and they don’t use a pig valve, then that’s their choice. Don’t go there, if you want a pig valve.

If it’s a public hospital paid for on the taxpayer dime, then the patient and the doctor can agree on the type of valve they get.


44 posted on 02/10/2012 8:34:44 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
If you've got religious convictions against using birth control, then just don't get it if/when it's offered. Just because it's free doesn't mean you have to take them up on it.

Not everyone is a worker / employee. Some are owners.

The exemption is for religious organizations, not individuals. It's possible that a religious business owner doesn't want to follow this law, but they must because the business is not a religious organization.

I'm hoping that the religious organizations don't ignore the plight of the religious individual.

Further, I'm hoping that people use their heads and ask what kind of law requires a religious exemption? How about personal liberty and less federal mandates?

If you see a problem that needs addressed, find like minded people to help you address the problem through personal action and charity rather than using the force of government to make others institute your version of nirvana.

45 posted on 02/10/2012 8:36:23 AM PST by Tao Yin
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To: xzins

You don’t “accommodate” rights, you Marxist.


46 posted on 02/10/2012 8:36:41 AM PST by fwdude
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To: xzins

Bring it on, commie!


47 posted on 02/10/2012 8:41:48 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: conservaterian; xzins
Heretofore, “healthcare” has always meant treatment of illness disease, prevention of the two etc.

obama and the liberals have changed it to include pregnancy as an anomaly. It doesn't matter whether 75% of Catholics use birth control. When push comes to shove, those Catholics will not want the government dictating to their Church.

48 posted on 02/10/2012 8:42:48 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: tobyhill

What sucks is that the religious leaders will be satisfied with this and heap praise on Obama for his sensitivity to people of faith.

The bishops and other faith’s clergy will likely not say another thing so as to avoid any possibility that their precious tax exemption will be threatened.

Sorry for my cynicism...


49 posted on 02/10/2012 8:45:14 AM PST by Never on my watch (As a matter of fact, IT IS something worth getting angry over!)
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To: onyx

buying a condom or a pill is not an emergency. Nor is it expensive. A standard policy shouldn’t be carrying this in any case. Why not let me turn in my receipt for Icy-Hot when my muscles ache?

This is corny. Insurance is for emergencies.


50 posted on 02/10/2012 8:50:14 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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