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Friday, February 3, 2012

Obama Attacks Catholic-Americans!

It's called "Our First Freedom." It is the reason people came here willingly.

It is listed in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights which is the First Ten Amendments of the United States Constitution.

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.

It is our right to exercise our religion freely. And yes, it is listed before "abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble..."


Yet right now, Barack Hussein Obama and his White House are actually in the process of directly breaking the law as guaranteed to us in the Constitution.

It would be interesting if the White House set a mandate for all Muslims to eat pork. It would be interesting if the Federal Government, along with demanding by law that Islamic schools serve swine, that it now required that Muslim men must give up praying 5 times a day, or require that Muslim women abandon their religious dress and rid themselves of the veil and burka.

Yes, it would be interesting if the White House required lessons given and material be furnished discouraging other Muslims from following the teachings of Islam.

Well, it is true. But it is not the Muslim faith who is under attack, it is the Catholic faith and their hospitals, schools, and other Catholic religious venues.

If it were really happening the Muslims, then the ACLU and all sorts of other Liberal organizations would be carrying torches in front of the White House.

But instead, there is no real outcry from the usual Liberal Left anti-Government abuse organizations. Why? It's because it's the Catholics that are being told to change their fundamental believes to conform to Obama White House demands and mandate.

With the Republican Primaries occupying most of the News these days, the word about this horrible infringement on our rights as Americans and Christian-Catholics is slow to get out.

But the over abundance of politics has not stopped one Catholic Bishop from speaking out against the Obama Health Mandate, Bishop Thomas Olmstead today called on Catholics to defy an Obama administration mandate.

He is fighting the mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services because it forces charities, schools and hospitals with a religious affiliation to provide birth control coverage as part of its health plan.

Not a big deal you say? Well, what if birth control goes against your religious beliefs? What if abortion goes against your religious beliefs? What if this goes against that whole "separation of church and state" that the Liberal Left is always talking about and so fervent to uphold?

"This is contrary as to who we are as Americans. Liberty, freedom is very much as to why we began as a nation," said Bishop Thomas Olmstead on News Talk 550 KFYI.

He and other Catholic leaders across the country are fighting the Obama administration on the issue of birth control as a mandatory part of an employee health insurance. Churches would be exempt, but not other religious institutions. 

The Bishop says the issue is being "forced down their throats."

"The health department is trying to define who religious institutes. Catholic charities, hospitals, colleges are not religious institutions, but who gives the government the right to define religious institutions?" said Bishop Olmstead.

"The issue here is we want to make sure that women, all women, have access to good health care," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney reiterated Thursday.

"The fact is, on average, an American women uses contraception for 30 years of her life with the average cost of contraception at $50 per month. So this is both an issue of health as well as economics for women across the country."

So let's see if I have this right? Not only does White House Press Secretary Jay Carney think that Catholic hospitals, schools and churches should allow birth control in Catholic facilities where it goes directly against the teaching of the Catholic faith - but he expects the Catholic Church to pay for it as well.

Now that's cojones!

The White House is no stranger in using strong arm tactics to force their regulations on American citizens. And yes, American businesses, both large and small, have felt the pressure of the Chicago Style Strong Arm tactics coming out of the Obama White House.

The weapon of choice for the Obama White House is to state flatly that Employers who deny birth control coverage could face big fines - according to Obama Care regulations that go into effect soon.

But in a letter to Phoenix-area Catholics, Bishop Olmstead urged Catholics to ignore the mandate.

"I’m telling them they have to be Catholics first, our beliefs are more important than anything else in our lives. We need to fight this with all means available to us so that this is not imposed, so we are not forced to violate our conscious in our own freedom," wrote Bishop Olmstead.

This unconstitutional Federal government mandate is set to take effect in March, but we should not adhere to their demands. I say take this White House to the Supreme Court!

I know I sound pretty angry about this, and there's a reason. My friends, my mother, my father, my grandfather, my great-grand fathers, my whole family is born and raised Catholic. In the name of the Blessed Mother, we should not allow our church to be violated for any reason - and certainly not political reasons.

Folks shouldn't be fooled into thinking that the Obama White House is a friend of Catholic-Americans. This is a direct attack on our religious freedoms as Americans. And no, it should not be passively answered, nor bowed to!

Story by Tom Correa

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