Obama’s War on the Catholic Church
by Sartre Batr
The pathetic attack on religious freedom and the sanctity of individual conscience is a shot heard round the planet. The social desecration that surrounds this immoral culture has a defamed religious czar, named Barack Hussein Obama. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human service is a disgrace. She acts as the High Priestess of the Church for the Police State. No matter what your opinion is of the Catholic Church, one practice surely shows the wisdom of the faith. Women are not ordained as priests.
All the bluster about women’s reproductive rights misses the nature of the issue. America was created as a nation to guarantee religious freedom. According to the gospel of Obama, his bishops wear skirts and jack boots. By ordering an unconstitutional dictate, Sebelius’ heretical doctrine views the First Amendment as expendable. History repeats itself.
Mark Steyn in an article steeped in canon law irony The Church of Obama has it correct.
“The president of the United States has decided to go Henry VIII on the Church’s medieval ass. Whatever religious institutions might profess to believe in the matter of “women’s health,” their pre-eminences, jurisdictions, privileges, authorities, and immunities are now subordinate to a one-and-only supreme head on earth determined to repress, redress, restrain, and amend their heresies. One wouldn’t wish to overextend the analogy: For one thing, the Catholic Church in America has been pathetically accommodating of Beltway bigwigs’ ravenous appetite for marital annulments in a way that Pope Clement VII was disinclined to be vis-à-vis the English king and Catherine of Aragon. But where’d all the pandering get them? In essence President Obama has embarked on the same usurpation of church authority as Henry VIII: As his Friday morning faux-compromise confirms, the continued existence of a “faith-based institution” depends on submission to the doctrinal supremacy of the state.”
The response from Cardinal-Designate Dolan during a CBS 2 interview sums it up.
“The federal government should do what it’s traditionally done since July 4, 1776, namely back out of intruding into the internal life of a church.”
Integrated Catholic Life quotes the Archbishop Dolan further, “The Catholic Church defends religious liberty, including freedom of conscience, for everyone. The Amish do not carry health insurance. The government respects their principles. Christian Scientists want to heal by prayer alone, and the new health-care reform law respects that. Quakers and others object to killing even in wartime, and the government respects that principle for conscientious objectors. By its decision, the Obama administration has failed to show the same respect for the consciences of Catholics and others who object to treating pregnancy as a disease.”
For a rational and detailed explanation of the pitfalls, view the video ObamaCare: The Facts On Abortion.
Even the most ardent opponent of the Papacy must admit that Western Civilization is based upon the principles of Christian teaching that recognize the unique essence of every human being. That each person has an individual conscience as the focus of behavior and that a belief in God and the revealed word developed our social and legal heritage. The State may have temporal power to impose its will, but does not have legitimate moral authority that violates natural law or the inherent autonomy of each mortal soul.
The Obama gambit is a foolish attempt to wage war directly on the spiritual church doctrine of the Catholic Church. Even the Huffington Post points out in Catholics Rally Against Obama Contraception Mandate the outrage that this assault stirred.
“Dozens of priests took the rare step of reading letters from the pulpit urging parishioners to reach out to Washington and oppose the rule, enacted Jan 20.
The rule requires nearly all employers to provide their employees access to health insurance that covers artificial contraception, sterilization services and the “morning after” birth control pill.
The mandate exempts individual churches but applies to Catholic universities, Catholic-based charities and to groups affiliated with Methodists, Baptists and other denominations.”
The feeble attempt to walk back this mistake with a compromise is symptomatic of a brutal regime that wants to stamp out traditional Christianity, and substitute a state worship in a command and control belief.
The Wall Street Journal provides this account in ObamaCare’s Great Awakening.
“The Affordable Care Act itself is ambiguous about what counts as a religious organization that deserves conscience protection. Like so much else in the rushed bill, this was left to administrative discretion. What the law does cement is the principle that the government will decide for everyone what “health care” must mean. The entire thrust of ObamaCare is to standardize benefits and how they must be paid for and provided, regardless of individual choices or ethical convictions.
Mr. Obama’s allies among Catholic liberals are also professing shock—even the Catholic Health Association’s Sister Carol Keehan, who lobbied for ObamaCare, and Notre Dame’s Father John Jenkins, who invited Mr. Obama to speak on campus in 2009. But if they now claim they were taken for a ride by the secular left, the truth is that they wanted to be deceived in the name of their grander goal of government-enforced equity. The Catholic left was one of ObamaCare’s great enablers.
Speaking of scales from the eyes, we’re eager to hear from former Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak, who for a brief moment led a faction of pro-life Democrats against ObamaCare in 2010. They surrendered when Mr. Obama gave them the fig leaf of an executive order that will supposedly prevent federal funds from subsidizing abortions. Mr. Stupak is now a lobbyist at the D.C. law firm Venable LLP.”
Many political pundits claim that the social issues are no longer important to most of the public. How inept it is to accept that the basis for political decisions need not incorporate the moral issues or Bill of Right axioms. Human freedom is a natural right and is not a concession provided from some obscure government bureaucrat or administrator.
Pat Buchanan has long championed the principles and teaching of Christendom. The Death of the West is not based solely on the decline in birth rates of just European descent families. The suppression or Christian beliefs and the persecution of religious institutions under the 501 C3 extortion scheme to silence preaching and neuter political courage is the core strategy to kill faith in God.
The Business Insider confirms the wisdom in the Catholic viewpoint, Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control
Today’s injunctions against birth control were re-affirmed in a 1968 document by Pope Paul VI called Humanae Vitae. He warned of four results if the widespread use of contraceptives was accepted:
General lowering of moral standards
A rise in infidelity, and illegitimacy
The reduction of women to objects used to satisfy men.
Government coercion in reproductive matters.
So, just to sum up:
It’s a good idea for people to be fruitful and multiply; and
Regardless of how you feel about the Church’s stance on birth control, it’s proven pretty prophetic.
Just how can the secular humanism culture of Obama answer the questions of a young girl in the video, Dear President Obama ?
The strong response of the Catholic bishops is long overdue. The need for a full-blown crusade against the Godless elements in government is the true cause of the 21th century. The social destruction that we witness all around is no accident. The vast majority of Americans are believers in the word of God, no matter what particular faith or denomination they accept.
Liberty is the reward of being faithful to the tenants of the Sermon of the Mount. Hope lies in the expectation that justice will one day be realized. The State and especially the social engineers that reside in the Obama hierarchy seek the systematic dismantling of all constitutional restraint. Religion stands in their way of completing their goal for Totalitarian Collectivism.
What is at stake in your immortal soul, so why would you freely give an undeserved allegiance to a government that wants to eliminate your most precious beliefs and moral standards?
The POTUS is a heretic and a religious outcast. As for his devotion to civil liberties, he is an atheist, since he rejects natural law as the underpinnings of any social contact with government. Natural law comes from God. Obamacare resides in the deepest confines of Dante’s Inferno.
Religious wars may seem passé in an era of thermonuclear annihilation, but the only salvation from the insanity of the global tyrants is to engage in spiritual and political combat with the objective of removing all fascists from bogus power and illegitimate authority. The stage is set for a true Armageddon. It is time to send the arrogant Obama administration straight to hell.
SARTRE – February 12, 2012
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