In order, numbers 10, 9 and 8 in a top ten list of reasons not to vote for Obama: Solyndra. Having a wife who keeps chiding us about our diet. And the White House manipulation of January jobs numbers. And now for No. 7 …
Obama is trouncing the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom of expression.
A new Obamacare mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services requires Catholic employers (not including the churches) to offer employees health care plans that include coverage for birth control, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization procedures. Catholics, of course, abstain from birth control – not to mention abortion – based on religious reasons. And until Obama came along, businesses with Catholic bosses were quite free to choose health care packages for employees that did not include coverage for any of the above. Enter Obamacare.
The Obama administration says they’re just trying to bridge a health care gap and provide women with the services they need – yes, “need,” says David Axelrod. They also say they’re trying to do so in a way that honors religious beliefs. Really?
That seems an odd assertion. Just out of curiosity, in Axelrod’s world, what would an infringement on the First Amendment’s religion freedom look like? But the church isn’t sitting idly on this one.
“Yesterday, the head of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, warned that the nation’s 70 million Catholics are ready to go to war with the administration’s dictates, saying “Never before, unprecedented in American history, for the federal government to line up against the Roman Catholic Church. This is going to be fought out with lawsuits, with court decisions and, dare I say it, maybe even in the streets.” – The Foundry.
Wow. Forget Islam. Obama’s waging his own religious war against Americans.