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U.S. Catholic bishops oppose Obama birth-control plan (Bishops see past Obama's smoke and mirrors)
reuters ^ | 2/11/2012 | James Vicini

Posted on 02/11/2012 1:57:04 PM PST by tobyhill

U.S. Catholic Church leaders said they will fight President Barack Obama's controversial birth-control insurance coverage policy despite his compromise that religious employers would not have to offer free contraceptives for workers, shifting the responsibility to insurers.

In an abrupt policy shift aimed at trying to end a growing election-year firestorm, Obama on Friday announced the compromise.

But the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said its concerns were not addressed and cited "serious moral concerns."

In a statement issued Friday evening, the bishops said Obama's proposal "continues to involve needless government intrusion in the internal governance of religious institutions, and to threaten government coercion of religious people and groups to violate their most deeply held convictions."

"We will therefore continue - with no less vigor, no less sense of urgency - our efforts to correct this problem through the other two branches of government," the bishops said in urging Congress to take action to overturn the rule.

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1 posted on 02/11/2012 1:57:07 PM PST by tobyhill
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They haven’t seen anything until they see that the real game is to force the church to leave the hospital business and government take over the church hospitals, use them to run the rest out of business and take them over and voila - single payer healthcare in four years.


2 posted on 02/11/2012 2:25:02 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Hallelujah, hallelujah. A spine at last!


3 posted on 02/11/2012 2:29:18 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

I think you may be on to something.


4 posted on 02/11/2012 2:36:17 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: tobyhill
the bishops said Obama's proposal "continues to involve needless government intrusion in the internal governance of religious institutions, and to threaten government coercion of religious people and groups to violate their most deeply held convictions."

Okay why not just say “Obama's proposal continues to involve needless government intrusion in the private affairs of private individual, private institutions, and to threaten government coercion of private individuals, private institutions, religious people and groups to violate their most deeply held convictions and intrude on their private affairs."

These idiots in government will not be satisfied until they control every individual choice made by every individual in this nation just to make it FAIR. Lord knows it is just terrible if somebody has a dollar more than someone else.

The Dimocrats have a particular hard spot with conservative religious people because they can not abide people who make moral judgments because a huge part of their coalition of evil is the amoral. This is why they have for years taken a hard stance against the Catholic Church. It has been beyond me why the Catholic Church and a great many Catholics are Liberals.

Even when many Catholics explain to me that the Democrats are for helping the poor I just can’t see the sense of it. (I am Catholic by the way)

5 posted on 02/11/2012 2:39:55 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: jwalsh07

“Hallelujah, hallelujah. A spine at last!”

Let us pray, “Dear Lord, stiffen the spines of our church leaders and cleanse them of the sin of collaborating with this enemy of the Constitution and men of free will.”


6 posted on 02/11/2012 3:07:25 PM PST by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias

Amen, Amen.


7 posted on 02/11/2012 3:09:55 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: paterfamilias

I would just call them enemies of God and man.


8 posted on 02/11/2012 3:29:46 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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9 posted on 02/11/2012 3:30:16 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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