Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Pretty damn clear isn't it? Apparently not to President Barack Hussein Obama. Not to the heretical Kathleen Sebelius. Not to the C & E "catholics" who voted for Obama with full knowledge that he intended to attack the Catholic Church.
If you only get your news from the MSNBC and CNN, you're probably ignorant of the war Obama is waging against Catholics in the United States. Abortion, contraception, and sterilization are anathema to faithful Catholics. Now, Obama has issued a mandate, ignoring the Constitution, that faith-based institutions must provide birth control and reproductive services in health insurance plans. And if that wasn't enough, not only do they have to provide it in their health plans, they have to wave any co-pay and provide it free of charge.
Obama "graciously" informed the Church it has one year to find a way to violate it's moral standards. Conveniently that's after the next Presidential election. He's hoping real Catholics forget. It's not going to happen. The Church has fought worse enemies in the past 2,000 years, and prevailed.
And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. -- Matthew 18:16
The Catholic Church is the largest provider of health care services in the United States. Despite that, Obama made no secret before the presidential 2008 election that he would attempt to break the back of the Church and remove the freedom of religion for Catholics. Faithful Catholics were mocked and laughed at when we spoke out in warning. Sadly, schismatics who call themselves Catholics, voted for Obama in droves. They actually showed support for a man who considers pregnancy to be punishment for "a mistake." They may regret it now, but there is no denying their complicity in enabling Obama's assault on religion. Those voters share moral responsibility for this outrageous attack on our freedom of religion.
We would do well to remember Hitler and the Jews in Germany. We must remember the Mexican government's murderous attacks on Catholics in the 1920's. History does indeed repeat itself. This is not just a Catholic issue. This is an issue for people of all faiths. Obama's move is an act of government intimidation of religious institutions. It's an issue for all freedom-loving Americans. This administration has made it clear that they will rule by decree and slowly chip away at the freedoms of the people in the U.S. in the name of "progress." Will you stand idly by or will you speak up?
I will not violate my faith to support the treasonous edicts of an immoral president.