The Obama administration’s latest revision of its contraceptive policy was welcomed by some religious people as a breakthrough, even a “miracle.” Upon reflection, it seems less like the parting of the Red Sea than a parlor trick. At issue is whether Obamacare’s broad mandate of insurance coverage for contraceptives, sterilization and abortifacients should apply to institutions with moral objections. For more than a year, the administration has struggled to clarify a set of regulations, while provoking 44 legal challenges.
Depends if you are a ´Real´ Catholic or one like Biden, Pelosi, or Kerry ~ they are already fooled and fools to believe they are not useful idiots that will be thrown under the bus before Obama is through with us.
Everything Obama has ever done as "president" was meant to fool people. Everything Obama will ever do as "president" will be meant to fool people. Given that the Left is based upon a complete lie, there is no other way it can be.
Call me a conspiracist but given the history of this odious President and his evil cabal, this latest "contraception rule" looks more like another backdoor attempt to squash Christianity in America.
This isn´t about getting the money from religious organizations, nor is it about making them pay for contraception. It is about chipping away more mortar from the foundation stone of Christianity, and for that matter, all religion in America except Islam, who seem to have free rein in changing our culture and our laws.
so how does this situation compare to the religious conscientious objectors during the Vietnam draft? seems to me like if you´re going to treat Catholics this way, any kind of "religious" objection to any government policy goes out the door. can´t have it both ways. or maybe Obama can, unfortunately.
I went to a " meet and greet" with Ken Cuccinelli last night. He is the Virginia AG who filed the first ( I believe ) lawsuit against 0bamacare within minutes of it being signed into law. He is now running for governor against Terry McAuliffe - the renter of the Lincoln Bedroom for the Clinton´s and man behind the Global Crossing disaster.
If I understood him correctly, Cuccinelli says that the solution to this attack on religions is for states to NOT set up healthcare exchanges. No exchange means that businesses, schools, churches, etc can not be fined. I hope he´s right on that. Virginia is not setting up an exchange.
I have an "accomodation" for Obama: Since we are talking abortifacents and how Catholics have to make sure they are offered, let´s do a retroactive abortive action and apply it to Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, etc. Let´s go ahead and declare the democrat party an endangered species and work in that direction.
In regards to the Supremes, after the revolution and the vile leaders are put to sleep, the Patriot Council will review the recent decisions of the Supreme Court: any judge who has been shown to judge with a tack towards/for liberal agenda time and time again will be judged/declared biased, incapable of impartiality, summarily pushed out the window of their Supreme Court office. Hello Kagin and Sotomayor? Buh bye! Yes the traitor on healthcare gets the same treatment.
No doubt most Catholics who voted for Obama are cool with abortion, etc., or else are completely oblivious. This last group is too involved with watching Obama Network News, Honey Boo Boo, Girls, or Monday Night Football for this to register with them. And if you tried to warn them, they would insist you are dead wrong.
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little guy, 2/5/2013 10:19:56 AM (No. 9159505)
The Catholic church, the only large group now with its panties in a twist, actually hopped into bed with the left back in the 1960´s. Now they are complaining about the fleas and bed bugs that are biting them! It´s the Vatican that is now driving this boat and a few (very few) older, conservative bishops. That´s it. The laity slowly turned left and are okay with it all. My local parish priest practically demanded that we voted for Obama --- or we must look at why we weren´t doing that and it might be because we are racists!
On being fooled; you can only be fooled if you want to or there millions of stupid people ,pick which you prefer.
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Eliza M, 2/5/2013 11:16:04 AM (No. 9159678)
Why is it so important to Obama that Catholics have to be made to kill the innocent? There are plenty of non Catholic hospitals who comply to this deed. Why the Catholics and then Christian community? Does he need this for a reason? Isn´t their enough blood shed in the United States America already?
I think the dividing line among the laity is based upon regular Mass attendance. Those that are active in the Faith and receive the Sacraments regularly see through the Obama deception. Its the "cultural Catholics" who no longer practice their Faith, but still retain a romantic notion about identifying themselves as Catholic, that are the useful idiots that skew towards liberal shibboleths. (Caveat: Too many of the faithful laity are bound to that 1960´s union with the left that #11 described.)
"Progressivism" requires that the great monotheistic religions, which built western civilization, be destroyed. They think they are using Islam for this purpose and once Christianity and Judaism are gone they will be able to dispatch the muzzies. Stupid suicidal liberals.
I´ve been struggling since the election to find any reason to continue to believe in our political process. The GOP has made it abundantly clear that they consider their base to be an obstacle, and defending our constitutional rights too much to ask. There is nothing left to render under Caesar.
I will render all unto God. He is my rock and my fortress. Let me know when the shooting starts. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. (If you stocked up back in "09.)
He and Sebelius and so many "practicing" or "devout" Catholics within and without the government will have hell to pay.
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Eliza M, 2/5/2013 2:27:03 PM (No. 9160193)
Our Lady of Fatima said(PRAY THE ROSARY EVERY EVERY DAY, FAST AND DO PENITENCE! Please Pray the Rosary for life, dignity and the Grace for what is to come. Life is the most precious gift from God the Father. He is calling back his sheep. Be still and listen and pray much. There is only ONE GOD, come back to Him. J.M.J
#19, my daughter still writes JMJ on her homework. Our kids luckily go to a Catholic school. I don´t understand why more priests and highers up don´t call out piglosi, kerry (I was in Vietnman) and sicbilis. I can´t judge (errr, but it is hard not to) but surely our spiritual leaders can call them to account. The kenyan idiot is trying to stand out Christianity and Judism. There is NO reasonable basis to send fighter jets to the muslim brotherhood (fka Egypt) other than to arm them to attack Israel. These are scary times.
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