Sunday, February 12, 2012

Obama: The Church MUST Yield

Not a guy big on liberty.
In the latest edict from the powers at the seat of our Federal government, the supreme leader has offered to leave six and instead shall be taking a half dozen:
President Obama did not budge today in insisting that his government will order all insurance companies in America to provide all women with free sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients—and that everyone other than a religiously based organization will be forced to pay for it, whether it violates their religious beliefs or not.

Obama did not announce any change at all to the administrations’ sterilization-contraceptive-abortifacient mandate insofar as it applies to individuals and private-sector business owners who will still be forced by the government to buy and/or provide health insurance plans that cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients even if those things directly violate the teachings of their religion and their conscience.
For a man who prides himself on being steeped in religious traditions, who has made a point of projecting his deepest respect for all faiths, and all beliefs... this seems to be coming at it rather high.
In recent days, leaders of other religious denominations have joined their voices to those of the Catholic bishops, decrying the regulation as an attack on the religious liberty of individuals as well as institutions.

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics Religious Liberty Commission made a forceful appeal for Baptists to resist the regulation.

“Does the government have the right to intrude on the consciences of people to force them to pay for that which they find unconscionable?” said Land. “This goes contrary to our tradition in this country and contrary to our understanding of the First Amendment's religious freedom protections.”

"In my opinion, a Baptist needs to take a stand on this issue,” said Land. “Our Baptist forefathers went to prison and died for the freedoms that we have, and now it's our responsibility in the providence of God to defend these freedoms lest they be taken away by government fiat.’
Yes it is, and you are going to have to steel yourself for challenging a man who has no regard for our traditions or for the constitution he has sworn to defend.
“Today, we've reached a decision on how to move forward,” said Obama. “Under the rule, women will still have access to free preventive care that includes contraceptive services--no matter where they work. So that core principle remains.

“But if a woman’s employer is a charity or a hospital that has a religious objection to providing contraceptive services as part of their health plan, the insurance company--not the hospital, not the charity--will be required to reach out and offer the woman contraceptive care free of charge, without co-pays and without hassles,” said Obama.
What the hell? Why try to pass off this pap as some sort of compromise. This clown is pissing in our ear. To offer a considered response to this rubbish is to treat his position with more respect than is warranted.


  1. Your last paragraph: Absolutely!
    To try and negotiate a reasoned course through such terrain is to give the devil far more than his due.
    Literally, dare an atheist say.

  2. Not a guy big on liberty

    Or the Constitution.
    The real one, not the imaginary version that lives in Leftists' minds.

    The slippery slope is first Single Payer. Then Single Provider. Get used to it--it's a done deal unless you stop voting for Democrats.

  3. The lamestream media is at it again expressing wonder that another "man" certified as such by a piece of paper has delivered a baby. Imagine that! Woman gives birth. Stop the presses! Please.

  4. Oh, what the hell. Raise everybody gender-neutral, "marry" whatever you want. I personally am sincerely attached to my refrigerator, and I believe it is My Right to claim it not only as my partner (assuming that, like any other married couple, we are free to terminate the relationship when it is no longer fulfilling to both of us. There is a cute little stainless I've had lunch from once or twice), but as a dependent. As such, my electric bill should be tax-deductible, and my insurance company should be required to cover any repairs that are needed.

    Of course, it will make it rather awkward to ensure that there is a CFL bulb in there when the Lighting Compliance and Enforcement Officer drops in, what with the private screening area and having to have the deep-freeze as chaperone.