Sunday, January 22, 2012

Obamacare and freedom of religion

There is an Obamacare mandate that requires even religious (Catholic) organizations to provide coverage for contraception. I'm not Catholic and I don't have a problem with contraception, but a government mandate requiring religious organizations to violate their fundamental religious convictions is unconstitutional, unAmerican, and even tyrannical!

If the Obama administration had their way, not only would they force religious organizations to provide coverage for contraception in violation of their religious convictions, they would also force religious organizations to hire people whose behaviors are considered to be abominable to many Christians, and would force Christian hospitals, doctors and nurses to perform abortions in violation of their religious convictions.

Many Christians brush these things off because they are not immediately affected by such mandates. I would remind them of the words attributed to a German pastor under the Nazi rule of Germany:
First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak out because I was Protestant.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

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