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Cathilics Can Get Obamacare Removed or Modified

Written by Gary North on July 31, 2012

A Catholic-owned business that employs over 250 and which provides health insurance is being sued by the Department of Justice. Why? Because the company does not provide health insurance that provides free contraception and abortion.

They see their choice: submit to a murderous law or go out of business. They have decided to take this case to court.

I am wondering. Why not pay the “tax”? Would that put them out of business? It might not if they cancel the present coverage.

That would be choice: Obamacare leaves formerly insured workers uninsured.

“The Catholic Church teaches that abortifacient drugs, contraception and sterilization are intrinsic evils,” says the Newlands’ lawsuit.

“Consequently, the Newlands believe that it would be immoral and sinful for them to intentionally participate in, pay for, facilitate or otherwise support abortifacient drugs, contraception, sterilization, and related education and counseling as would be required by the Mandate, through their inclusion in health insurance coverage they offer at Hercules,” says the suit.

The Catholic Bishops of the United States endorse this view. At a meeting in Atlanta last month, they unanimously adopted a resolution calling the HHS regulation an “unjust and illegal mandate” and a “violation of personal civil rights.” They declared that the regulation created a class of Americans “with no conscience protection at all: individuals who, in their daily lives, strive constantly to act in accordance with their faith and moral values.

“They, too,” said the bishops, “face a government mandate to aid in providing ‘services’ contrary to those values — whether in their sponsoring of, and payment for, insurance as employers; their payment of insurance premiums as employees; or as insurers themselves — without even the semblance of an exemption.”

In a letter read during Sunday Mass in most dioceses around the country earlier this year, many of the nation’s bishops flatly said: “We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law.”

I agree with the bishops. The question is: Do Catholics agree with the bishops?

If they do, Obama will lose in November by a landslide. Both houses in Congress will go Republican.

Catholics don’t have to vote for Romney to achieve this result. They just have to leave the box unchecked for President. If they are really hard core, they will write in Ron Paul.

Bible-believing Protestants could do the same.

There is no sign of any such threat to Obama.

It’s not going to happen, of course. The bishops are not taken seriously by Catholics. Neither is abortion. The Catholic church has the potentially the largest voting bloc in the USA. But it does not vote as a bloc, which is why abortion is legal in the USA.

In response to the Newlands’ complaint that ordering them to violate the teachings of the Catholic Church in the way they run their business is a violation of their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion, the Obama administration told the federal court that a private business has no protection under the First Amendment’s free exercise clause — especially if the business is incorporated.

“The First Amendment Complaint does not allege that the company is affiliated with a formally religious entity such as a church,” said the Justice Department. “Nor does it allege that the company employs persons of a particular faith. In short, Hercules Industries is plainly a for-profit, secular employer.”

“By definition,” said the Justice Department, “a secular employer does not engage in any ‘exercise of religion.'”

This is the claim of all supporters of the religion of humanism.

“It is well established that a corporation and its owners are wholly separate entities, and the Court should not permit the Newlands to eliminate that legal separation to impose their personal religious beliefs on the corporate entity or its employees,” said the Justice Department.

This is just as if the Justice Department were to tell a family owned newspaper that it must publish editorials calling for a confiscatory estate tax, basing its coercion of the newspaper on the supposition (which lawyers for the Alliance Defending Freedom argue DOJ is by analogy making) that as a for-profit secular and incorporated employer, the paper has no First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

Obamacare is about killing people. Let’s not fool ourselves. It’s about killing unborn children.

Christians could get it repealed on January 20, 2013. They could replace every abortionist in Congress in November, and boycott Obama.

They won’t. They haven’t.

They vote on this basis: politics is religiously neutral.

There have been approximately 60 million “religiously neutral” legal abortions in the USA, 1973-2012.

In answer to the question, “What would Jesus do about legalized abortion?” the vast majority of American Christians have offered this answer for 39 years: “Suck it up.”

The Newlands have said otherwise. Good for them.

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16 thoughts on “Cathilics Can Get Obamacare Removed or Modified

  1. Catholics, WAKE UP. Do NOT vote for that imposter who calls himself OBAMA. He is a total FRAUD.

  2. I do not believe in abortion. Contraception should be a choice, although I wish people would start having children again. We are not so crowded we cant bring more children into the world. Every other group of people are having children by the carload. Poor and not poor alike.We seem to keep allowing anchor babies so why not our own.

  3. I know Romney isn't the ideal candidate but he says we'll repeal Obamacare and that's good enough for me.

  4. GrandmaJo says:

    I want to post this on my Facebook page, but the misspelling in the HEADLINE, of all things, would make my Catholic-bashing friends definitely not take this post seriously. A shame.

  5. Ignatius says:

    Over 90% of self-identified Catholics in the U.S. are not believing, practicing Catholics, they are really Protestants without the integrity to leave the Church. We orthodox (right-believing) Catholics call them "cafeteria Catholics", because they pick and choose what they'll believe in and the morality they'll practice. Polls show that less than 10% of Catholics adhere to the Church's 2,000-year-old teaching on Onanism (look up Onan in the book of Genesis), so it's no wonder Catholics do not have any political power or vote as a bloc, at least not any any issue associated with the sexual revolution.

  6. I know that in our archdiocese the church has called out and warned us about Obama and how we as Catholics need to vote for Gov. Romney. We are told we are not voting for theologian and chief but for president and we need to give this nation back to Our Lord Jesus Christ. So vote for Gov. Romney and ask God to use his hand to remove Obama and his evil heart, soul and reprobate mind

  7. Catholic's that vote for obama or any other liberal..risk losing their souls to the devil..for they are forsaking their GOD and placing a false god before their's…plain and simple…eternal damnation…if you truly believe…. if not to….. hell with you…

  8. " NUFFSAID " says:

    WELL, that's one way to increase their congregations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. And what about Romney’s evil heart, soul and reprobate mind? Surely you can’t be as naive as you sound.

  10. The unions got a waiver, as did many businesses friendly to the Democrats. This is so wrong, and anyone who believes in their Christian Religion, should not vote for Obama. The Muslims ,are also exempt from Obama care,due to it is considered as gambling, which is forbidden in their faith. How can Obama care, favor one group, yet deny the Catholic and other Faiths a waiver from Obama care, which contains items against their religious teachings? We need to kill this bill, then make sure we vote in people who care for all People ,not just a favored few, which seems to be the norm in this Administration.

  11. Dracula131 says:

    Screw ALL Democrats. They’ve been doing it to us for years.

  12. Dracula131 says:

    To Hell with ALL Democrats

  13. Can someone please correct that typo in the title? Thanks!

  14. Daniel Vaughn says:

    I'm tired of all the 'Nasty' comments and lies from these people. They have no morals at all! (I'm referring to the Democrat Party).
    I truly hope that Romney pushes for ALL of Obama's College and work records, and his consorting with hookers and what else, prior to his running for Senator and President. (I use the word President only for the office, he gets no respect from me).
    As for Romneys Tax records, that is another ploy by obama's people, just trying to dig up the 'negative'. Why do people even think that Obama has no negative qualities ? (He lies, rides the fence, feels sorry for himself, and everything that goes on is about the Obama's ! Let's get out and get all the Catholics and Christians to vote this JERK out of office !

  15. Daniel Vaughn says:

    It amazes me that there are SO MANY 'diehard' democrats who will vote the democrat ticket believing their party can do no wrong. (maybe in days of old, but this new generation of idiots ???).
    I alway try to research as much as I can without listening to News and TV, radio 'opinions'. They have lost the respect of honest people with all their obvious bias and news to 'Sell' their product. Shame on them for abusing the first amendment.

  16. Diane Hagen says:

    In a free society citizens have choice. I do not have to work for an employer who will not meet my personal needs. If I need birth control, I can go to my personal physician and recieve a prescription. This is not my employer's responsibility.
    GROW UP younger generation. The government who will spoon feed you will also enslave you.