White House Declares War Against Vatican and Roman Catholic Church Church Reads Letters To Millions and Enlists "Army of God" To Prepare
White House Declares War Against Vatican and Roman Catholic Church
Church Reads Letters To Millions and Enlists "Army of God" To Prepare
White House Claims Threat To Destroy Vatican "Just Routine"
Catholic Churches Around Nation Read Letters Attacking HHS Health Insurance Requirement
CBS News reports that last Sunday Catholic Churches around the country read similar letters from their local bishops condemning the Obama administration's new rules requiring contraception coverage by most health plans, with exemptions that are too narrow to include most Catholic schools and hospitals. A typical letter quoted in full by the CBS report read in part:
"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees' health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception..... In so ruling, the Obama Administration has cast aside the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, denying to Catholics our Nation's first and most fundamental freedom, that of religious liberty....
[W]e Catholics will be compelled to either violate our consciences, or to drop health coverage for our employees (and suffer the penalties for doing so)..... We cannot--we will not -- comply with this unjust law.
People of faith cannot be made second class citizens."
As read to millions of Catholics from the pulpit last Sunday.
At a news confernce the White House press secretary rambled on in a long statement that reiterated that they are going to continue to enforce the decision and that the Catholic Church was over-reacting to just a routine "deliberative" process in which the Catholic Church has to surrender its religious beliefs as if they were part of a political give and take and had absolutely no free will as Christians.
From online source: "At yesterday' White House press briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney engaged in a lengthy exchange with reporters on the Catholic Bishops' strong opposition to new rules under the Affordable Care Act requiring most health insurance policies to fully cover contraceptive services. Narrow exceptions for religious employers would not cover most Catholic schools and hospitals..... Here is .... part of the exchange in the press briefing:
(In response to a reporter who summarized the letters read to millions of Catholics explaining how the White House has declared war on Catholics the White House Press Secretary said)
(MR. CARNEY: ) "Well, that misrepresents actually ... the ... decision about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.... The decision was made... after very careful consideration, and the administration believes that this proposal strikes the appropriate balance between respecting religious beliefs and increasing access to important preventive services. We will continue to work closely with religious groups during this transitional period to discuss their concerns."
Public Advocate interprets this as simply a re-statement that the Obama Administration fully intends on forcing the Catholic Church and all its employees into Obama care and "abortion services" etc.