Skip to comments.Holy alliance: Catholics, Southern Baptists unite against Obamacare contraception mandate
Posted on 06/22/2013 4:19:44 AM PDT by Zakeet
Americas Catholic bishops and the Southern Baptist Convention joined forces on Friday, calling on Congress to pass bills that would exempt companies and nonprofits from the contraception insurance coverage mandate in President Obamas health care law.
The Rev. William E. Lori, archbishop of Baltimore, and SBC President Russell D. Moore say companion bills in the House and Senate would address threats to religious freedom and rights of conscience that have become particularly grave in the field of health care.
The bill exempts faith-based nonprofits and religiously devout business owners from a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires them to offer contraception in their health insurance benefits for their employees.
Opponents of the mandate particularly object to covering emergency contraceptives taken after sex, such as Plan B or ella, because they equate the drugs with abortion.
Supporters of the mandate say employers cannot impose their beliefs on their employees, and that health benefits are not much different than salaries that could be used to purchase birth control, anyway.
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A woman should have the right to kill her unborn baby ... and religious nuts like Catholics and Baptists should be forced to pay for it even though it goes against everything they believe and teach ... cause the constitutional freedom of religion doesn't give you the right to practice what you preach!
I’m glad they’ve chosen not to hang separately.
Those who support the ObamaCare mandate are neither Christian nor American. I’m disgusted that even those on the far left fringe would support such an evil intrusion on our God-given and constitutionally-protected right to the free exercise of our religious beliefs.
Most blacks are baptist and 95% of the voted for Obamagabe.
Christianity is under attack both internally and by members of another civilization. It is time that the various denominations unite and resist. Now we need a St. Bernard of Clairvaux. We do not need at this time in Western history St. Francis of Assisi.
I’d be interested in knowing what percentage of black Catholics voted for Obama, since you seem to have such statistics readily at hand.
Amen to that, FRiend.
“Id be interested in knowing what percentage of black Catholics voted for Obama, since you seem to have such statistics readily at hand”.
Well since Catholics vote like the rest of the country, I would say that 95% of black Catholics voted for Obummer.
I think a lot of the Black Baptists are "American Baptist Church", "General Convention Baptists," and "National Baptist Convention."
So, yeah. A lot of Black Baptist and Black Catholic voters voted for the Obamanation, A lot of whites, Hispanics, and Asians did too. Too many. Therefore, Obama was elected President.
And the life lesson that comes out of this is---?
Good God. We need all the saints we can get, Aemilius.
... and so your reason for noting the voting habits of black Baptists would be what?
Don't attempt to make political hay out of voting patterns based upon race and religious affiliation when your own particular religioys affiliation exhibits the the very same trait, maybe?
Good one, RC.
Each has their proper place. At the present time Christians need a warrior priest.
Each has their proper place.Do you think Jesus would turn a deaf ear to the prayers of St. Francis? All the unborn can be hailed too. Their prayers have to be very powerful.
But keep in mind who the real enemy is. Francis had a warrior spirit, too, one that drove him, repeatedly, into the heat of the battle with the enemy of whom I speak.