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Originally posted by borracho
I was born and raised Catholic.
I don't see how Obama care is a violation of freedom of religion. It does not mandate that anyone be on contraceptives, only that they be available.
If the Catholic Church wants to be in the business of health care, it should have to follow the same rules as any other business.
Originally posted by beezzer
Faith scares them because it is something they can't govern, regulate, control, tax, or inhibit.
Originally posted by WeRpeons
reply to post by burntheships
I think any tax exempt religious institution that continues to involve itself in political matters should be denied tax exempt status. "If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow." Churches are tax exempt under the principal that there is no surer way to destroy the free enterprise of religion than to tax it. If religious organizations continue to involve themselves in political issues and continue to support candidates, then they shouldn't have the right to suck money out of my pocket and every other tax paying citizen to cover their "tax exempt" status.
These religious organizations have a captured audience. A lot of them blindly follow whatever is preached to them. This gets under my skin as much as when a federal judge ruled corporations are considered people too.
Originally posted by DrBones666
a few less ring kissers won't have any effect whatsoever.
It mandates that the Catholic church make artificial birth control and abortion available ... that is against the Catholic faith. No one in the Catholic faith is allowed to help others partake of artificial birth control or abortion. It's considered a mortal sin. (punishable by hell-fire)
Originally posted by burntheships
On Monday, some of the most powerful and influential Catholic institutions in the country filed suit
against the Obama administration concerning the contraception mandate within Obamcare.
making one of the largest coordinated challenges to Obamcare to date.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York,, in a May 21 statement applauded 43 dioceses,
hospitals, schools and church agencies for filing 12 lawsuits around the nation saying the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate violates religious freedom.
On Monday, 43 Catholic institutions filed lawsuits against the White House in protest at its
contraception mandate. The culture war just got hotter, and we just moved a few steps closer
to Obama’s eventual defeat
The plaintiffs include a host of schools and organizations, including the University of Notre
Dame and the Archdiociseof New York. The lawsuits, though related, were filed individually.
The Obama administration was suprised.
edit on 22-5-2012 by burntheships because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by votan
reply to post by burntheships
it has to do with government over stepping its boundaries and someone is finally pushing back. people should support them.
TextI don't see how Obama care is a violation of freedom of religion. It does not mandate that anyone be on contraceptives, only that they be available.