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Democratic Bill Would Grant Executive Power to Deny Religious Freedom to Churches, Synagogues,
Weekly Standard ^ | 7/10/14 | JOHN MCCORMACK

Posted on 07/10/2014 5:09:37 PM PDT by Nachum

Most houses of worship have been granted a full exemption from Obamacare's regulation mandating coverage of contraception and abortifacients, but Ed Whelan points out that new legislation unveiled by Senate Democrats yesterday could put that religious protection in jeopardy.

Although "bill itself wouldn’t abolish the exemption," Whelan writes, it "would allow the Obama administration (or its successors) to abolish the exemption and the accommodation in their entirety. (If the bill were instead intended to preserve the exemption and the accommodation against regulatory abolition, it would be a fairly simple matter to say so clearly.)"

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: churches; constitution; democratic; freedom; religious
Democratic Bill Would Grant Executive Power to Deny Religious Freedom to Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques
1 posted on 07/10/2014 5:09:37 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Reckon we’ve reached the point where the only religion permitted will be the Church of The State. Congratulations America.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 5:13:05 PM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: Nachum

Bump


3 posted on 07/10/2014 5:16:16 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Nachum

IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION ANYMORE?!?!


4 posted on 07/10/2014 5:18:47 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Nachum

Civil disobedience


5 posted on 07/10/2014 5:22:17 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship")
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To: rarestia

No, they’re not. They won’t be until it’s too late, and they find themselves with a mark/chip in their right hands or foreheads.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 5:25:47 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

If not passed by the house this means nothing.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 5:25:50 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: VR-21

The churches have been sitting on their pews for almost six years. They should have been fighting this tyrant the entire time instead of being afraid to lose their tax exempt status. Now they may lose their very existence.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 5:28:19 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: mrsmel
Why would anyone listen to a bunch of supposed conservative defeatists that moan about "all is lost"?

Defeatism helps liberals. That's all it does.

/johnny

9 posted on 07/10/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: VR-21
Anyone that is completely defeated, and has given up, has the option of a warm bath and razor blades.

/johnny

10 posted on 07/10/2014 5:32:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Who’s defeated? Not me. In the end, God wins. It’s all in The Book.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 5:34:14 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: VR-21

Reckon we’ve reached the point where the only religion permitted will be the Church of The State. Congratulations America.


It started a revolution around 1775.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 5:37:02 PM PDT by boycott
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To: mrsmel
Re-read your own post. Did you design it to rally the troops? I don't think so.

It's defeatism. It's giving up. It helps liberals.

/johnny

13 posted on 07/10/2014 5:38:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Civil disobedience


Seems Obama wants to push for it. If it’s about religious freedoms, Obama should think more than twice about counting on the military. They’re on our side.


14 posted on 07/10/2014 5:40:34 PM PDT by boycott
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To: JRandomFreeper

That depends on what you consider defeat. When evil is defeated, no matter who perpetrates it, I call that a good thing. Those people will have chosen evil of their own free will. And the Bible would be a lie, which I don’t believe it is, if the prophecies of end times were false.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 5:42:21 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Nachum

DemocRAP Dorks! It’s against the Constitution.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 5:42:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rarestia

>> IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION ANYMORE?!?!

The problem for the Left is that we are.


17 posted on 07/10/2014 5:45:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: mrsmel

Mark em .50 cal lead.... or save money and mark em with .308 lead....


18 posted on 07/10/2014 5:46:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Gene Eric
Damn right we are. And we're stirring things up, and making changes. We're screwing up liberal plans by doing things like getting Cantor fired.

/johnny

19 posted on 07/10/2014 5:48:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: VR-21

I’d bet the raghead muzzies won’t be regulated. But news for Hussein - you will never control my religious freedom!


20 posted on 07/10/2014 5:49:36 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Funny how free men tend to ignore stupid laws. The statists can pound sand. ;)

/johnny

21 posted on 07/10/2014 5:57:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SandRat
We have a Constitution? Who knew.
22 posted on 07/10/2014 6:15:31 PM PDT by anoldafvet (Close the border!!!)
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To: SandRat
DemocRAP Dorks! It’s against the Constitution.

So was the original bill with the late LBJ while in congress pushed through that takes away NPO status to churches when preachers address political issues. By that law no church can endorse someone. Unless of course it ran by some certain Race Baiting Revurunds who be da protector of da down trodden peoples who been mistreated the last 50 years since LBJ's Great Society started handing out welfare checks.

There are Americans and then their are communist running their own private plantations using race as a means to manipulate which is where this is heading also.

23 posted on 07/10/2014 6:19:12 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Nachum

Naw, we are getting rid of that stinking bill!


24 posted on 07/10/2014 6:24:43 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

The churches are on the side of the marxists. Essentially have been for years. Decades in the case of the Catholic Bishops.


25 posted on 07/10/2014 6:26:33 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Vendome

Think you are using way too much.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 6:32:28 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: VR-21

“Reckon we’ve reached the point where the only religion permitted will be the Church of The State. Congratulations America.”

Democrats no longer care about the 1st amendment either. I’m starting to wonder when the time comes that we will need the 2nd amendment to defend the first how we are going to be able to do that...

Washington has a massive army stocked with goons willing to cary out the will of whatever fascist sits in that house and pays their checks. Including levy war upon our people and our states.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 6:46:43 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Nachum

Overthrow the dictator.


28 posted on 07/10/2014 7:10:23 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Nachum

Unabashed fascism-they’re not even pretending anymore.


29 posted on 07/10/2014 8:06:06 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: Nachum

Mosques will be exempt. Obama granted them exclusions the first time around and he’ll do the same again.


30 posted on 07/10/2014 8:12:20 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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