The family of David Green, which owns the 500 plus Hobby Lobby stores, with 13000 employees are likely to incur a half billion dollar cost, while waiting for their challenge to the HHS mandate to be heard in court. Despite this huge financial threat to their company’s existence, the Greens have decided to adhere to their religious convictions, and defy Obama’s demand that they fund abortive forms of birth control for their employees.
Prayers for the success of David Green, his family and his company. They’re putting the commandments of God ahead of the commands of the most pro-abortion president in history.
If the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops had felt this strongly about God’s commandment to avoid willful killing, there would NEVER have been an HHS mandate at all!!
Reid will allow vote on repeal of administration's birth control mandate – The Hill's Healthwatch.
Senator Harry Reid has changed his mind, and decided to allow Sen. Roy Blunt’s Bill to repeal Obama’s birth control/abortive drugs/sterilization mandate to pass to the full Senate for a vote.
This new decision comes after Obamanator’s unilateral “compromise” to shift the administration of the mandate to insurance companies. This includes all the religious entities which are self insured. The compromise still steps on freedom of religion, still has religious organizations paying for things they consider sinful, and still forces people to sell and to buy things which they don’t want.
Here are two possible motivations: One is that Reid’s constituency includes a lot of self insured religious organizations, and they climbed down his throat.
Another is that Obama needs to bail on this very unconstitutional mandate, and Reid has been ordered to allow Congress to rescind it.
You might want to inform your Senators and Congressmen that you expect them to kill the abortive mandate of Obama/Sebelius. It is likely that most of the Dems realize that all their religious voter support will evaporate if they don’t vote for Sen. Blunt’s legislation.
Obama to Announce Contraception Rule ‘Accommodation’ for Religious Organizations – ABC News.
Obama is in hotter water than he thought he’d be in, trying to force religiously affiliated organizations to pay for birth control, abortive drugs and sterilizations.
He’s got a compromise plan to offer, which is poorly described in the media, but supposedly is another way to get birth control from their insurance without the direct involvement of the employers.
The plan sounds like gibberish, and is not expected to satisfy those who object to being forced to pay for these services for their employees. The most useful information is that the White House is worried that it has lost considerable voter support because of the birth control edict.
“This attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country cannot stand, and will not stand,” Boehner, a Catholic and Ohio Republican, said in a rare floor speech, says The Blaze.
Let’s see if the House and Senate are able to Override the Obamacare birth control mandate. Pharmer suspects house can do it, but the Senate had 26 freaks who directly support Obama’s mandate for religious institutions to cover birth control, abortive drugs and sterilizations in their health insurance plans.
The government plan is to have Christians pay the STATIST DHIMMI TAX in the form of fines, as a result of being forced to drop health care coverage for their employees. Interestingly, adherent Muslims may be subjected to this same situation with respect to the state, but (if we compare their response in Europe) are much LESS likely to tolerate dhimmitude to the state.
The top linked article mentions that Massachusetts has already been forcing religiously affiliated hospitals to give out the morning after pill to rape victims, from the time that Romney was governor. Romney says he vetoed the bill, though he supported the morning after pill for rape victims.
Updated: *153* Bishops (Over 80% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate | CatholicVote.org.
At the above link a list is being compiled of Bishops statements protesting Obama’s health care mandate for religiously affiliated employers to cover birth control, abortifacients and sterilizations.
The bolded links on the list lead to letters which were to be read at every parish in the diocese. As of Sunday there are 153 out of 183 diocesan leaders who have made statements.
The Assembly of Orthodox Bishops has also made a statement representing all 53 of their U.S. Bishops, which protests the action of Obama and his HHS.
Expect more statements to be coming out as some of the Bishops get a reminder of their job function from the Vatican.
As a result of prior decisions to go along with the Government and accept grants from them, the Bishops now find themselves, and the society in which they live, in dire straits. Says Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago: “I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.”
2/8/12 UPDATE 169 Dioceses have submitted letters of protest