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Pelosi Vows to Stand With Obama Against Catholic Church; Says Decision Forcing Catholics to Act Against Faith Was ‘Very Courageous’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) vowed today that she will join with the Obama administration in standing up against the Catholic Church in defending a new regulation that will require Catholic individuals to buy, and Catholic institutions to provide, health insurance plans that cover sterilizations and artificial contraceptives, including those that induce abortions.
Pelosi: “First of all, I am going to stick with my fellow Catholics in supporting the administration on this. I think it was a very courageous decision that they made, and I support it.”
Many of the bishops have published letters that priests are reading to their congregations. The letters explain the Catholic objections to the regulation and call for Catholics to resist it. Many of these letter include the following passage from the letter Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Va., and Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of Richmond, Va., have asked their priests to read at Mass this coming Sunday:
“In so ruling, the Administration has cast aside the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, denying to Catholics our Nation’s first and most fundamental freedom, that of religious liberty. And as a result, unless the rule is overturned, we Catholics will be compelled either to violate our consciences, or to drop health coverage for our employees (and suffer the penalties for doing do). The Administration’s sole concession was to give our institutions one year to comply.
“We cannot—we will not—comply with this unjust law.”
Originally posted by theBigToe
Why would anybody want to side with people who harbor pedophiles and advocates against safe sex?
Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by beezzer
good point!! I'll donate the first 10 pounds of pork belly that I have stored in my deep freezer. Then its on to slipping Bacon Salt into the food supply...
Originally posted by intrepid
I have a better question. Where is Satan mentioned in any of this? In the thread title but I couldn't find it in the source material.
Originally posted by coastlinekid
Nancy Pelosi is a scumbag...
The Pope protects pedophiles...