posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:05 PM
Every religious figure realizes exactly what this means. If the government can overreach into the area of forcing Catholics to violate one of their
core theological teachings; what else will the government do? Obama signs the NDAA which detains Americans without trial, signs legislation which
forces Americans to purchase health insurance, and now has a law forcing the Catholic Church to cover contraception. I am glad they have rebelled by
telling the Courts, ‘if you fine us, we will not pay. If you force us, we will not obey.”
Militant Secularists rejoice whenever there is an attack on religion, it is like ecstasy to them. Yet when they even hear a politician speaking of
religion in government, well it is time to cite the first amendment. Sure, violate the first amendment to attack the Church but don’t you dare
violate the first amendment by putting mangers on city land. The first amendment guarantees a separation of church and state; one shall never force
anything upon the other. That is the definition of such a separation.
What Obama has done is to say unto the clergy, “you will submit to the civil morality without question.” I do not hear the Church demanding
government submit to Catholic morality, they may ask for government to do so and vote along said lines, but cannot force them to do so. The same is
supposed to be true in regards to the government involvement in the religious institutions.
I suspect if Obama refuses to back down there, neither will the Church. This will begin a new era in American culture and politics, the clash between
Church and State. It will be whether the First Amendment means what it says or means nothing at all. That your freedom is determined by who is in
office, not the natural law which was written down as civil law in the US Bill of Rights. Remember the statement by Pastor Martin Niemoller:
“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.”
Do not make the mistake of allowing your hatred towards religion blur your view of reality. If they can do this to the Church, imagine what they
believe can be done to you.