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Letter to a Fellow Catholic Parishioner Who Should'a Known Better
March 15, 2012 | Mrs. Don-o

Posted on 03/15/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

This is the letter I wrote to a fellow parishioner who said she supports the HHS-mandated payments for contraception-sterilization-abortion pills because she believes...

"...the church should not try to take over the government and pass laws that trample individual freedoms. Government has allways regulated certain "religious" activities and practices in this country. Just ask the Mormons, or the Islamic groups what practices they have that are regulated by government."



Dear [name omitted to protect the stupid],

The Catholic Church is not trying to "take over the government" or "trample individual freedoms." Contraceptives both accessible and cheap. Heck, they’re at the level of total market saturation. You can get the jellies and jams, foams and sprays — woo hoo, you can get a condom at any grocery store, any truck stop, any Bubba's Beer and Bait.

Wal-Mart has the Ortho Tricyclen (oral contraceptive) for $9 amonth. Target has the Trojan 12-pack for $4.00. That’s 33 cents apiece.

They could hardly be more available if they were in every bag of M&M’s in America.

This isn't about freely chosen practices, it's about mandated payments.

Anyone who wants to freely choose a personal contraceptive, or a personal assault rifle, or personal access to pornography: go ahead and choose it. That’s your choice.

I don't believe in any of that crap, and I shouldn't have to pay for it. That’s my choice.

If you have the money to buy something, you have choices. If the government wanted to guarantee women more choices, they could just give every woman, every year, the average cost of a year’s worth of brand-name top-of-the-line hormonal contraceptives. This would give her approx. $390 a year she can spend on anything: Snickers bars, hormonal patches, implants or injectables, stylish maternity fashions, cute baby clothes, a one-way airfare to Hollywood, or anything else.

She gets maximum choices, she is not constrained by costs, and nobody else is forced by the government to be an accomplice and provider whether she chooses 1170 very fine condoms or a good used 10-speed Schwinn.

It’s obvious that mandated payments are not about freedom to choose. They’re about aggressively promoting a divisive and controversial program by making everyone pay --- yes, grandma or Father, or Sister or Reverend or Pastor or Rabbi , or Catholic Charities or Little Sisters of the Poor, YOU pay, ---- and no, you don’t have a choice.

Rubbish. I choose not to pay.

And if somebody wants to force my Church or my Church's ministries to pay --- well, they'll have me to contend with.

Have a wonderful day.

[signed]


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41 posted on 03/15/2012 9:08:39 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: saradippity

what kind words you have. Some of us go wwwwwaaaaayyyyyyy back, don’t we?


42 posted on 03/15/2012 9:17:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

God in His mercy should have made stupid painful.

Religious beliefs are not defenses against committing crimes. Which is why a Bruja can not offer up a child sacrifice or why a Fundamentalist Mormon can not have 7 wives or why a Muslim can not stone his wife who cheats on him.

But to put objections to the HHS contraceptive mandate in the above category one would have to fist assume that it is against the law to have an objection to the use of contraceptive or in the extreme example against the law to not take contraceptives. As far as I know, that state of affairs has not yet reached these shores.

It is perfectly legal to object to the use of contraceptives and to believe if you cooperate in their use you are doing something wrong and against your faith.

Which makes the objection to the HHS mandate a matter of religious liberty and not a criminal act.


43 posted on 03/15/2012 10:01:55 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
What MUST happen is we stop talking about birth control and start talking about the first amendment. Within 30 seconds after the libtard tells you how you hate women, you should make it known that Kosher foods will be banned next or a Muslim will be force fed the "other white meat" if this happens.

This isn't about Catholics! They want to make it so. People seem to attack Catholics with glee and get a 60% approval, even from Catholics. It's about religious liberty and must remain so. As I keep saying over and over, if you don't want to be Catholic, change to something else, but to call yourself Catholic and be for homosexual marriage, birth control, abortions, and about 80% of the Dem platform, then just give up and get out. You aren't a Catholic.

It's the libtards we have in the clergy that want the food stamps and welfare that confuse the laity and vote Dem, but want to twist and squirm their way around the rest of the libtard agenda, like no prayer, god hater, baby killers. That's a big price for a food stamp that the Church should be providing the poor. All over the world, socialists in the Church are forming revolutions to overthrow governments so they can "be nice " to the poor. The CHURCH is supposed to be nice to the poor, not the government.

If you want food stamps from government, you must accept dead children, sodomy, prayer bans, God haters, and other abominations. There's your choice. The Church should draw a line and explain to those that cross it what the consequences are.

44 posted on 03/16/2012 1:14:41 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Mrs. Don-o

What’s to discuss? The letter says it all! Bravo!


45 posted on 03/16/2012 5:01:30 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: chuckles

I completely agree.


46 posted on 03/16/2012 5:46:52 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("The first duty of intelligent men of our day is the restatement of the obvious." George Orwell)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Kudos! Where there is one, there are probably many more. Thank you for sharing the text and inspiring other Catholics to follow your example.


47 posted on 03/16/2012 6:14:10 AM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Well done!


48 posted on 03/16/2012 10:09:03 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Excellently well put! Wish we’d had your wordsmithing around when the gays were taking over the Methodist church.


49 posted on 03/16/2012 3:57:12 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: chuckles

Well said!


50 posted on 03/16/2012 4:12:20 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Mrs. Don-o

You did well.


51 posted on 03/16/2012 6:06:36 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Great letter, covers the whole problem very well. Thanks.
What ever happened to “separation of Church and State” ???
We normally have that shoved in our face, if the church says something the likes of Obama or his minions don’t like.
This Obama thinks he is God.


52 posted on 03/17/2012 6:14:24 AM PDT by chatham
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To: Servant of the Cross

Ditto!


53 posted on 03/17/2012 7:12:39 AM PDT by Dudoight
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