In a blatant violation of the separation of church and state, as it was intended by our founders, the White House met with Catholic leaders and lectured them on their need to listen to more enlightened views, rather than following their own beliefs and their own church doctrine. So, us dumb Christians just need to toss our beliefs out, and listen to whomever the government appoints to dictate to us what our beliefs will now be.
Who does this arrogant President think he is? He hasn’t done enough damage already to the economy and the country as a whole, so now he’s going to wage a war on faith? Christians of all stripes and colors better be awake and stand with the Catholics, because it will be your church being told what our government decides are acceptable beliefs next.
Communism can not exist in a Christian nation, and must, as all Marxists know, force atheism on the masses. Make no mistake, our Marxist leader wants exactly that. Teach your children the true meaning of “separation of church and state”, and exactly why our founders left Europe in the first place. It was to avoid just this kind of tyranny and control of the church by the state.
Be watchful and start paying attention to politics in your churches. Believe me, it DOES affect you, and you have every right to defend your freedom of religion, conscience, and speech, especially in a house of worship. Don’t let them take us down this road. It always ends in blood running in the streets, and mass murder. History provides ample evidence of how these tragedies have begun to take root in society, and it looks just like the road America is on now.
Over the past week, the media firestorm surrounding Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke and Rush Limbaugh has eclipsed the larger issue of religious liberty that stands at the forefront of the contraception mandate.
With the distracting debate raging, Fluke has received the majority of the media attention surrounding the subject. New developments in the faith world, unfortunately, have gone unnoticed. Of particular note is a public letter that was penned on March 2 by Cardinal Timothy Dolan (also president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops).
The letter recaps a bizarre conversation U.S. Conference staff recently had with White House officials regarding the mandate. In fact, Dolan seems to allege that government officials lectured Catholic leaders about church teaching, writing:
At a recent meeting between staff of the bishops’ conference and the White House staff, our staff members asked directly whether the broader concerns of religious freedom—that is, revisiting the straight-jacketing mandates, or broadening the maligned exemption—are all off the table. They were informed that they are. So much for “working out the wrinkles.” Instead, they advised the bishops’ conference that we should listen to the “enlightened” voices of accommodation, such as the recent, hardly surprising yet terribly unfortunate editorial in America. The White House seems to think we bishops simply do not know or understand Catholic teaching and so, taking a cue from its own definition of religious freedom, now has nominated its own handpicked official Catholic teachers.
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