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01-30-2012 06:30 PM  6 years agoPost 1
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Catholic Churches Distribute Letter Opposing Obama Healthcare Rule

by Matthew Larontonda Jan 29,2012

Catholic parishioners around the country were read letters this morning written by church leadership railing against an Obama administration ruling that requires employers to provide health insurance plans that include contraceptive coverage.

Churches and other houses of worship are exempt from the guidelines but Catholic hospitals, colleges, and social services fall under the umbrella of institutions covered by the decision.

Originally introduced last summer, the decision was lauded by abortion rights supporters. But Catholicism considers some forms of contraception termination of life and religious leaders say adherence would fly in the face of the tenets of their faith. Critics also charge it would be a violation of the Constitutional right to freedom of religion.

The letters were penned by individual clergy, so variations exist in what was read at each Sunday Mass, but the overall theme is unified.

One letter from the Archdiocese of Washington says, “Catholic moral teachings will be placed in the untenable position of having to choose between violating the law and violating their conscience.”

In another from the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona, a bishop calls on Catholics to stand united against the rule.

“We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law,” it reads. “People of faith cannot be made second class citizens.”

Nearly all letters found by ABC News called on parishioners to pray for a reversal.

On Jan. 19, Pope Benedict XVI told the American Roman Catholic Church they needed to understand “grave threats” posed by what he called radical secularism in politics and culture. The pontiff specifically mentioned the U.S. church struggling to be permitted conscientious objection to “intrinsically evil practices.”

Earlier this month religious institutions were given a year extension to comply with the decision.

During the 2008 presidential election, then-candidate Barack Obama carried 54 percent of Catholic voters. Running mate Joseph Biden was Catholic himself. However, this campaign season has seen two strong Catholics come out of the Republican party as well: Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

The National Association of Evangelicals also stands against the decision.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politic...ealthcare-rule/

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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01-31-2012 04:59 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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“We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law,” it reads. “People of faith cannot be made second class citizens.”
Never mind the fact that their own church covers up all the kid touching done by their fathers of faith. They are below second class citizens to me since they do little to help protect the young and innocent.

Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends

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01-31-2012 06:19 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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Never mind the fact that their own church covers up all the kid touching done by their fathers of faith. They are below second class citizens to me since they do little to help protect the young and innocent.
+1. Amen, to that brother. If there is a God, which I'm convinced that there isn't, I am positive that he hates organized Religion with a passion. Hypocrisy at it's ultimate.

And now to debunk them:

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/te..._care035079.php

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01-31-2012 07:06 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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One has nothing to do with the other! Get a clue!

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01-31-2012 07:11 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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Never mind the fact that their own church covers up all the kid touching done by their fathers of faith. They are below second class citizens to me since they do little to help protect the young and innocent.
Typical left response. Misdirect and spin.

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01-31-2012 07:15 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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So, you fellas are OK with Priests betraying the ultimate trust and raping our children?

Because if that happened to my boys, that priest would be swiftly dispatched so he can meet his maker as the saying goes.

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01-31-2012 08:29 PM  6 years agoPost 7
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Two sepperate topics, by the way what was the title of this post?

Oh yeah, Catholics opposing healthcare. That is what we are refering to.

If you like, start a thread about catholocism and the issues of priesthood and sexual abuse torwards children.

If you do the responses will be quite different.

Apples and Oranges! Get a clue!

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01-31-2012 08:31 PM  6 years agoPost 8
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Yes, what ever, no one listens to Catholics any more any way.

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01-31-2012 08:34 PM  6 years agoPost 9
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So, you fellas are OK with Priests betraying the ultimate trust and raping our children?

Because if that happened to my boys, that priest would be swiftly dispatched so he can meet his maker as the saying goes.
It's like your brain dead or something, you couldn't come up with an actuall debate on the subject. Instead you used childhood playground antics. "oh well catholics like little boys, so there!"

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01-31-2012 09:03 PM  6 years agoPost 10
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Valid Point! STR8

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01-31-2012 09:49 PM  6 years agoPost 11
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Yep, that's me, brain dead, you're right. I just can't think for my self, I probably need some priest or Mullah, for that matter, to tell me how to behave and live my life.

Religion IS for the "simple" minded. If you choose to live your life according to man made scriptures, then I really feel sorry for your intelligence, or lack thereof.

What ever it is that, a Catholic, or Protestant, or Greek Orthodox, or Judaic, or Muslim representative have to say, doesn't interest me at all. It's all misguided propaganda for the masses that eat their dumb weed Don't forget that the biggest crimes against humanity have been executed in the name of Religion and that says it all.

Cheers.

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01-31-2012 09:59 PM  6 years agoPost 12
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Wait, whats that? More spin? When were we discussing Our belief in god? So now were debating religion? Your so typical left nut its amazing. The best part is you don't even realize it!

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01-31-2012 10:06 PM  6 years agoPost 13
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Religion IS for the "simple" minded. If you choose to live your life according to man made scriptures, then I really feel sorry for your intelligence, or lack thereof.
Then, that means there are millions upon millions of "Simple Minded" intelligent people out there.

And, there are also millions of "Simple Minds".

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01-31-2012 10:07 PM  6 years agoPost 14
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Your so typical left nut its amazing. The best part is you don't even realize it!
You have NO idea!

If I start laying out my theories about how I think society and Government should operate and behave, you'll loose me for good. I don't think you'll be able to keep up, honestly.

Your conservative, pre-molded brain, will short out with sparks and smoke coming out of your head. LMAO!

Cheers my brother.
Then, that means there are millions upon millions of "Simple Minded" intelligent people out there.
Oh, Absolutely, there is no doubt about that.

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