Friday, January 27, 2012
PLEASE, EMPIRE-STRIKE BACK!
The Obama administration is giving church-affiliated institutions until August 1, 2013 to comply with a new rule that employers cover birth control free of charge through their health plans. The extension applies to church-affiliated hospitals, universities, social service organizations and similar institutions.
Many church-affiliated institutions will have to cover free birth control for employees, the Obama administration announced Friday in an election-year move that outraged religious groups, fueling a national debate about the reach of government.
In a concession, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said nonprofit institutions such as church-affiliated hospitals, colleges and social service agencies will have one additional year to comply with the requirement, issued in regulations under the Kenyan-born president's Marxist health care overhaul.
"I believe this proposal strikes the appropriate balance between respecting religious freedom and increasing access to important preventive services," Comrade Sebelius said in a statement.
Liberals and women's rights groups praised the decision, saying that women who work for religious employers should not have to accept a lower standard of health coverage.
Are we to believe that the women who work for religious employers have raised this as an issue?
"The administration stood firm," said Nancy Keenan, fuhrer of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "As a result millions will get access to contraception, and they will not have to ask their bosses for permission."
I’m sure Ms. Keenan, while laundering her swastika armband, will also applaud the triumph of the first amendment.
Ms. Keenan should read the first amendment for once.
Are you still reading, liberal America? Just for laughs, let’s see what the first amendment says about religion.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”
Now since this alleged reform bill passed through both houses of the butt-kissin Congress, I think we can all agree that health care reform is a law that Congress did, in fact make. There's a kumbaya moment, huh?
And while our foreign-born Muslim president did not establish a religion (although I am sure his Islamic ass is planning that for term two), what about the second part of that phrase? Did the Kenyan illegal coerce Congress into passing a bill “prohibiting the free exercise of religion?”
I say he did.
I am not an expert on religion, but I am pretty familiar with the Catholic Church’s position on abortion and on birth control. By mandating that Catholic hospitals cover birth control, I submit that our wetback commander-in-chief and his crony Sebelius have in fact inhibited the free practice of religion by Catholics.
In fact, I do not see how any Christian could support this position.
I don’t mean Barry O, we already know he’s full of shit when it comes to faith.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a powerhouse law firm based in Washington that tackles religious freedom issues, predicted in a statement that religious groups "will never pay for abortion drugs in violation of their religious beliefs." Many religious conservatives consider the morning-after birth control pill to be an abortion drug.
One in six Americans receive care in a Catholic healthcare institution.
And contrary to the position of the Nazis who populate the Left, if their side has a right to choose, so does their opponent. And their opponent’s choice is to not offer birth control or abortions in their facilities. That’s why there’s Planned Parenthood.
I hope the Catholic Church takes a stand and closes the doors on their hospitals. I think it would take less than a week for the emporer-in-waiting to come to confession with a rosary in his hand.
And if they do it this year, maybe we can keep this egotistical would-be dictator from coasting into a second term.
Once again, the liberals in America prove that they are the most narrow-minded of all.
Otherwise, they would practice the same respect for diverse opinions that they want Obama to cram down the rest of our throats.
There is still time, America!