Skip to comments.20 Catholic (and Christian) Institutions Opposing Obama/HHS Mandate
Posted on 02/09/2012 7:32:53 PM PST by Salvation
by Thomas Peters
10 hours ago (February 9, 2012)
My list of bishops who have publicly condemned the Obama/HHS mandate is now at 171 (representing almost 95% of Catholic dioceses). Only 4 bishops have yet to issue statements and I expect they will shortly!
Now Id like to begin compiling a list of Catholic (and Christian) institutions who have said publicly they will fight or oppose the mandate.
A few ground-rules:
The Honor Roll (Ill figure out how to order these once the list has grown):
Good to see Catholic universities leading the charge on this!
It would be helpful if someone could help me determine the number of employees at these institutions (to calculate the potential monetary fine/penality they would face for not complying with the mandate). Please include this tally in the comments thanks!
A turnaround for Notre Dame, no less!
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Now, in the case of the prohibition on Chaplains, they are attacking another prong of that Amendment--freedom of speech.
Enough already! During the Revolutionary Period, the pulpit in America was resounding with the ideas of liberty, motivating "the People" to assert their Creator-endowed rights, and to reject the ideas of tyranny, no matter how they were cloaked.
They have been late to the battle of late, but now, they have been awakened.
In this particular case, the assault has come on just one doctrinal belief of one major faith group. Rest assured, though, that people of faith from all sects will be able to discern that if the assault can be framed as "women's health and contraception" today, it can be against any number of deeply-held beliefs and practices tomorrow.
James Madison declared: "Although all men are born free, slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorantthey have been cheated; asleepthey have been surprised; dividedthe yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? ... the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government, they should watch over it ... It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently free."
IMO if Obama wins this battle, his next edict will take away the non-profit tax status away from Christian colleges adoption agencies, hospitals and anything else connected with church’s and not actually a Church.
Our freedom of religion is at risk, everyone. Email, call, fax your senator or representative and ask them to defeat this.
That’s it, twenty? It’s about time you twenty. Where have you been? Why didn’t you oppose TOTALITARIANCARE from the get-go? Did you think it wouldn’t affect you? Who are you? Where are the rest of you?
Very well-stated. Thanks, loveliberty2.
Sure hope more universities than this turn up. This is nothing! Don’t see too many northeastern schools up there—
I have no sympathy for the Catholic institutions who STUPIDLY supported B. Hussein in 2008. Did they really expect him to be honest? Geez....what a bunch of maroons.
I do too. Peters has gotten all but four of the bishops, and I know one would like to be off that list.
Christian institutions too? Are they also marroons?
Here's my take on what will happen (like anyone cares what I think...LOL)
If public pressure / opinions persist for 3 or 4 more days, Pope obama will call a prime time press conference on all the MSM (spelled C-O-M-M-U-N-I-S-T) networks and say something like this:
THIS MORNING, it came to my attention that a FEW people in the country are upset about the health care mandate that was announced last week by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Today I am ordering her to retract that provision immediately. Keep in mind, I had nothing to do with her decision to issue the mandate. As a Christian, and I am a Christain...I even interrupted my vacation to go to Church last JUNE....uh...uh...hum....uh,,,,maybe it was my JULY vacation...or....uh.... maybe the one in AUGUST.....no matter it was one of those last year when I wasn't playing golf. God even comes to me for guidance every couple of days, so that goes to show you that I'm a Christian. And, did I say that Kathleen did that on her own and that I had nothing to do with her decision? All you folks remember on election day that I stood up for you. I had nothing to do with her decision. She did it on her own.
Now, I want to tell you that I had nothing to do with her decision. But, because she normally does such a good job, I'm authorizing a 20% pay raise for her and a 1 % pay raise for all federal HHS employees who work for her. We've got to ensure we keep the wealth shared evenly throughout the country and government. AND, I realize that the salaries for Secretaries of Federal Agency's are set in stone by federal law, but I'm taking it on my own to go around Congress on this to give her the raise. I'm not going to let Congress throw road blocks in the way of running the country. Screw the Constitution....Er...uh...uh...uh ..I mean a screw just fell out of my podium. In closing, I want to say that I had nothing to do with the mandate. It was all Kathleen's idea.
Thank you very much and God (Grrrrrrr) bless America.
(CAUGHT ON OPEN MIC TO BIDEN AS HE WALKS AWAY: "Damn, Joe, I hate to give that Sebelius bitch a 20 % pay raise, but I have to ensure she doesn't blow the whistle on me. Plus, I wanted to give Michelle a 50% raise so she will have some spending money on our vacation next week. That stupid Reid and the straight turds in Congress don't even realize I signed a secret Executive Order when I took office that gave her a $125,000 salary. He doesn't even know about the $4,000 .....er....uh....I mean $124,000 that I still intend to give your old lady....what's her name?....Judy.....Janet,,,oh, now I remember ...Jill.....short little blond with nice boobs.
And, Biden says: "You got it going UP, Your Excellency....you got it going UP." obama replies, "It's not going UP, stupid....it's going ON".
Still on open mic, Biden says "You're the best, Your Honor..... And, by the way, this was a big f*cking deal."
You must be psychic! I have no idea what goes on out there. I would rather read yours than find out what nonsense they will say....
say what I think??....you betcha.
speak nonsense??....have been known to.
care what others think about me or what I say?......not in this lifetime, baby.
Have a sense of humor? Yeppers.
Was a Boy Scout, too. Want me to go through that? :
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpf........naw, you don't want to hear it. Turn out the lights and go to sleep..........
Please add the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). They issued a statement and sent a letter to the President (will check # of employees)
Southern Theological Seminary and the Southern Baptist Convention have also come out against this.
Many (not all) of the names on the list of twenty are the "usual [conservative] suspects," who had no use for Obama or Deathcare from the beginning. I submit that you should be congratulating the few names on the list who've actually reversed their position (Notre Dame being the most prominent) for seeing the light, rather than carping at all of them indiscrimately.
And thank you for that wonderful Madison quote.
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