Skip to comments.Obama's Morality
Posted on 02/24/2012 7:28:50 AM PST by Kaslin
This just in: the Catholic Church is not a religious organization.
With unbelievable hubris, the Obamacare bureaucrats in Washington exclude the Churchs non-liturgical mission from the religious exemption of Obamacare. Note that it wasnt the elected Congress, but self-righteous bureaucrats who made this decision. They think that because the Church serves non-Catholics in its non-liturgical mission, this is not its core religious mission.
Imagine it: the bureaucrats understand the churchs mission better than the clergy! Even many liberal Catholics understand that the mission of the Catholic Church extends beyond the chapel.
The Church would be legally protected if it discriminated, in other words. But since it doesnt, it has to pay.
It is well known that use of contraceptives and abortions are a violation of Catholic Church doctrine. But few non-Catholics (and even fewer in the media) understand just how important this teaching is. Forcing Catholics to provide contraception is not, for example, like making them eat meat on Fridays, or making them all dress a certain way; use of contraception is, according to 1966s Humanae Vitae, a mortal sin, which means that institutions that complied with the Obama Administration would effectively condemn themselves to hell.
Forcing Catholic institutions to fund contraception and abortions for its employees under Obamacare is clearly a violation of its doctrine and religious freedom. Its hard to imagine something more offensive to our nations largest religious denomination.
Does the administration want to force the Catholic Church to abandon its missions in health, education and welfare in order to be true to its beliefs?
It could happen; its already beginning to happen. Due to the radical liberal homosexual agenda, Catholic Charities have already had to close down adoption agencies in states where it is considered unfair discrimination to refuse to give children to homosexual couples. By forcing the Catholic Church, historys largest social service organization, out of business, arent we throwing out the baby and keeping the bath water?
Not only does the government want you to pay more in taxes to fund government welfare programs, but it wants to put out of business its chief competitionreligion. Is this issue just another way for the government to increase its power in society by taking over these services? Is it better that those in need look to the Church or the government for help? Personally, Id rather look to the Church.
I have always been amazed that the Left has more faith in government than in religion. No one has a worse record at serving the needy than governments; no one has a better record than the 2,000 year old Catholic Church.
Not only does the Left value the state over religion, but it values sexual freedom over religious freedom. So ardently does President Obama want contraception to be free that he is willing to redistribute wealth, and force Catholics to send themselves to hell in order to accomplish it.
Why free contraception? The standard line is womens health. But why just womens health? Why not mens health too? And why just womens sexual health? Why free contraception and not free checkups, free mammograms, free medication? But the talking points are never challenged in the media; the President never has to answer for these points. Any mention of women and he is immediately a saint. The most he can say is, as he said to reporters in Italy about this controversy, Come on, guys.
You are already paying for other peoples abortions. This same President Obama refused to even discuss cutting Planned Parenthood funding in last years budget negotiations. Later, talking about the negotiations, Obama was caught on a hot mic asking, Do they think were stupid? No, but Im getting the impression that he thinks we are.
Now the Left wants you to pay for other peoples contraception. Its not enough that you pay for other peoples abortions, other peoples health care, other peoples pensions, other peoples cell phones, and other peoples housing. Now you must pay for other people to have as much sex as they want. That, after all, is the real goal of the pro-abortion movement: infinite sex per omnia saecula saeculorum. If theyre willing to kill babies for sexual freedom, theyre willing to take your money for it, too.
The Left always wants more: who would have imagined gay marriage thirty years ago? There will be more demands; they may not be obvious to most of us now, but if history is any guide, they will encroach upon our freedom even more in the future.
This is not just about contraception; this is about the future of liberty in America.
Come on, guys.
No, these mandates want to force Catholics to drown the baby in the bath water...literally!
Obama is no more Christian than Ahmadinejhad.
He is a bitter ,spiteful, racist, socialist, bigot.
In a day & age where women pay well over $100 a month for cell phones, Twitter, texting, etc, someone needs to explain to me why they cannot fork over $20 a month for their own birth control pills.
Shoes??? No problem—they pay prices that once represented a house payment.
Haircuts??? Those costs now are what I paid for a car payment on the ONLY NEW car I ever owned.
Constantly changing wardrobe???? Same.
Fork over the money yourself, “ladies”.
It is NOT the job of ALL taxpayers to pay for your birth control pills. It is NOT a “RIGHT”. The pills are available——you just want them for ‘free’. There is no “FREE”. Every product in every part of life has costs behind it.
You are all being played for tramps by the Democrat party & the imposter in the Oval office.
This whole thing puts the bargaining power opposite from where it lies. The Catholic Church operates hospitals not because they are lucrative but because religious charity is a Christian virtue. It is the Church which could say, “If you insist on this we’ll close our doors.” The government has no bargaining leverage. Unless he wants tens of thousands of patients added to the roster of non-Catholic hospitals Obongo must relent.
The mother, grandmother, and great grandmother of Oxymorons.
You forgot arrogant, laxy, lying pos
This government is herding the faithful into our churches and telling us to stay inside until we are ready to join their secular/muslim/marxist society which is ruled by the prince of this world. We’ve reached a point where everyone in this country knows of the Word of God and has heard of Jesus. Now its time for all to choose their team.
You gotta stop all these obfuscations, smoke-screens and otherwise beating around the bush...
Just tell us how you really feel...
ROFL... enjoy your day....
You’re close, but no cigar.
He’s a true psycopathic,narcissistic, America-hating, Marxist, Muslim, ACDC, cigaret puffing asshat.
Force a large part of the competition out of the market - any way you can - and government hospitals gain in their relative strength in the marketplace. Do this to all the opposition and government hospitals are the only option left in the marketplace. Then there is no more marketplace, only government hospitals. Touchdown!
I can understand their confusion.
After all, bureaucrats in Washington are running a "Justice Department" that mostly engages in non-justice issues, does not enforce the law on entire groups of people based on race identity, does enforce the law to an extreme on other groups of people based on "social issues" and attacks State governments with lawsuits when THEY enforce the law.
Morality? Morality? He don’t need no stinking morality.
I’d forgotten how much I like Armstrong Williams. Thanks for the post !