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Evangelicals respond to Catholic lawsuits: ‘We are all Catholic now’
LifeSitenews.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | by Ben Johnson

Posted on 05/22/2012 7:04:47 PM PDT by topher

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Obama administration’s HHS mandate has united Christians of all stripes – evangelical, historical Protestant, and Roman Catholic – as they close ranks behind a flurry of lawsuits filed yesterday morning to overturn the controversial measure and stall government interference in religion.

After 43 Catholic institutions – including the major archdioceses, dioceses, universities, and publishing houses affiliated with the Church in the United States – filed a dozen lawsuits to strike the measure down on First Amendment grounds, the Christian and conservative communities quickly applauded the move. President Obama with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who is behind the controversial birth control mandate.

“I have said ‘We are all Catholic now,’ and this is why,” said Concerned Women for America (CWA) President Penny Nance. “The religious community stands together in the belief that this contraception, chemical abortion, and sterilization mandate would force us to pay for something many of us believe is morally repugnant.”

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Note that Richard Viguerie is quoted towards the end of the article urging Church Leadership (Christian) to get involved in this fray

(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Charismatic Christian; Evangelical Christian; Orthodox Christian
KEYWORDS: 57states; abortion; catholic; christianity; cwa; deathpanels; evangelicals; firstamendment; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; mediawingofthednc; mymuslimfaith; obamacare; partisanmediashills; swrdswllwngsdshw; zerocare
I would prefer the title to say: "We are all Christians who must be united against the Obama Healthcare threat to religious freedom!"

It is my personal hope that Christians will act in a United Way against this attack by the Obama Administration against religous freedom -- just my personal opinion...

1 posted on 05/22/2012 7:04:57 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Amen!


2 posted on 05/22/2012 7:10:03 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Rashputin
Not exactly mega-Churches but organizations that represent a number of other Christian Churches:

Concerned Women of America
Americans United for Life
Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ.com

Hopefully, the Southern Baptist Convention will join the fray along with others...


3 posted on 05/22/2012 7:11:21 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

No, we are not all Catholic now. I support their lawsuit, however.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: topher
There are times when one is reminded of the Ministers who fought side by side with their flocks in the Revolutionary War against tyranny. This is one of those times where the Church is once again rising in this nation to say ... ENOUGH.
5 posted on 05/22/2012 7:17:36 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: topher

Everyone is welcome, dive in.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 7:18:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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7 posted on 05/22/2012 7:19:37 PM PDT by narses
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To: topher

Draconian laws that suppress freedom make people see evil.

Who knew?


8 posted on 05/22/2012 7:36:03 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: topher
just my personal opinion...

And mine.

9 posted on 05/22/2012 7:42:44 PM PDT by DManA
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To: topher

I’m guessing that the 95% of black ‘evangelicals’ who voted for obama aren’t ‘down’ with this.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 7:48:47 PM PDT by bramps
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To: topher

I am not a Catholic. But I am a Christian and when it comes right down to it, I will support other Christians against what are clearly wicked people. Christians better realize what and who is working against us all over the world.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: ColdSteelTalon

As we all know, this is not about contraceptives it is about Freedom of Religion and if they can force Catholics to do something against their beliefs then they can force Protestants too.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 8:15:15 PM PDT by tiki
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks topher.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 8:48:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: topher
It's odd to think that the first amendment was intended to exempt organized religion from certain powers and jurisdiction of government that mere principles alone cannot do.

That is, it's a violation of religious freedom to force a Catholic institution to provide insurance coverage it opposes, but it's perfectly fine to force a secular institution whose leadership may be morally opposed to the same government force, based on principles of self-determination.

At least that seems to be the prevailing wisdom in the mainstream of our country.
14 posted on 05/22/2012 8:53:20 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: topher

God bless them and BTTT!


15 posted on 05/22/2012 9:25:47 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: topher

Thanks for the heads up.

I’ve heard the SBC will be filing a suit but have no idea where the folks who told me that get their information. It could be something that’s in the works and it could just be wishful thinking on the part of some conservative folks who would like to see it happen.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 9:39:31 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: narses

I am Catholic now.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 8:09:38 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of Our Troops Pray they Win every Fight!)
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To: topher

The phrase is, of course, based on the saying, “We are all Jewish, now.” Meaning this time, when they come for the Jews, we will side with them. Not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because they will come for you next.

Evangelicals and real Christians of all kinds stand for the right to life, which is God-given and inalienable. So, if they come for the Catholics, they will certainly also come for the Evangelicals, forcing any and all Christians to pay for chemical abortions.

There really is nothing offensive in the phrase.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 8:15:05 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: topher
Will this bring a temporary halt to all the rhetoric about "Bobble-toters," "snake-handlers," and "inbred Billy-Bobs" from Catholics on this forum?

One can only hope.

19 posted on 05/23/2012 8:16:53 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
I support their lawsuit, however.

Financially?

20 posted on 05/23/2012 9:19:37 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

A one sided truce? Not likely. It would have to be accompanied by a cessation of the anti-Catholicism on this forum.


21 posted on 05/23/2012 11:33:20 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
A one sided truce? Not likely. It would have to be accompanied by a cessation of the anti-Catholicism on this forum.

And yet Evangelicals are joining Catholics in solidarity in this attack on Obamacare. I doubt Catholics would join Evangelicals in any similar endeavor.

Furthermore, as I have pointed out numerous times, Fundamentalist Protestant FReepers (like Fundamentalist Protestants elsewhere) attack Catholicism from the right. Catholic FReepers (and Catholics elsewhere) choose to respond by attacking Evangelical/Fundamentalist Protestants from the left ("bigots," "fanatics," "small-minded bumpkins not smart enough to join our intellectual urban church," etc.). I wonder if that is how the Pope responded to Martin Luther?

22 posted on 05/23/2012 11:53:50 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

See my last post. Thanks.


23 posted on 05/23/2012 12:07:23 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: xzins

May Our Lord always Bless and Keep you in His Holy Arms Padre. You and your constant support of the Eternal Truth has been an inspiration for me (and I believe many) here.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum.


24 posted on 05/23/2012 5:15:10 PM PDT by narses
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
See my last post. Thanks.

I saw your last post. I responded to your last post. That you refuse to respond to mine is a tacit admission that I am right without making an apology.

Things being what they are, I will accept the admission.

25 posted on 05/23/2012 5:27:45 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

iro·ny

noun \ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ə)r-nē\
plural iro·nies

Definition of IRONY

1
: a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony
2
a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance
3
a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

26 posted on 05/24/2012 7:37:50 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

As I said, thanks for the admission.


27 posted on 05/24/2012 8:25:46 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

“Its your story, you tell it like you want it.”


28 posted on 05/24/2012 8:48:11 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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