Obama Administration: We Will Still Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith

The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday set the stage for a massive showdown between the federal government of the United States and American Christians who believe the government has no right to force them to act against their faith by mandating that they buy, provide or facilitate health-care coverage that includes sterilizations, contraception, or abortion-inducing drugs.

HHS released a new proposed regulation under the Obamacare law that the department presented as an accommodation to religious “organizations” that object to providing sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in their health care plans. However, the proposal does not truly expand the exceedingly narrow religious exemption presented in the initial regulation, which was finalized last year, and continues to offer no exemption at all to Christian individuals or business owners.

“There really is no expansion of the religious exemption,” said Leonard Leo, a Washington attorney, who is a board member of The Catholic Association, a group of Catholic lay persons dedicated to applying the teachings and principles of the church to the issues of the day.

Post Continues on cnsnews.com

Posted in Business, Constitution, Government, Religion
112 comments on “Obama Administration: We Will Still Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith
  1. tom nogaro says:

    barry respects only power, i.e., big (the church, among others) cause they can hit back. little means nothing to this tyrannical bully. there is no other operative principle in his m.o.

  2. jerryhulick says:

    No you won’t you muslim POS. You have no idea how strong we are and how weak you and your admim. is. Sorry losser so go play in your pants or is that “rammies” job.

  3. DockyWocky says:

    This tyrant has finally exposed his true agenda in all it’s resplendent rosiness.

    He’s a pinko communist and right now, he’s got our government by the short hairs. It is long past the time to resist, and resist we must. Let’s just pray that there are still patriotic Americans close to him who see through the mists.

  4. Bob Coffey says:

    It is hypocritical for the Roman Catholics to whine now after supporting most of the rancid democrat agenda for decades. If the RCs had not voted for maobama in 2008, he would not be in a position to ram this down their throats in 2013. The Protestants don’t have clean hands in these either, many are left-wing pseudo-churches whose members vote for democrats.

    • Albert Maslar says:

      The church and many other religious institutions including business, government, education Boy and Girl Scouts, have been infiltrated by homosexuals and are supported and promoted by the President and his cronies, all in the interest of equal rights. Equal rights do not apply to evil compared to good which are not equal. Bad is not good but the Obam says it is so and the gullible public cheers on. That is what they want but sorry is the day they get their wish.

    • wchurchill says:

      that’s true. he got elected and many catholics either voted for him or stayed home. Could be either … I was at mass yesterday right before the Super Bowl. A handful of people were there. Very sad when you’re priorities are football instead of the Lord’s Day after all there’s VCR’s and plenty of alternate masses.

  5. polmutant says:

    well now i guess the line in the sand has been drawn. it is time to choose Christ or the commie pink kenyan muslim antichrist. remember from birth life is but a breath and vapor, against eternity. who would want to spend eternity with barry the buffoon anyways. LIBERTY OR DEATH.

  6. Rick Baldwin says:

    Perhaps now,the Catholics see where they stand.

    • mallen11 says:

      And many evangelicals. However, I believe God allowed -0 to be voted in again as a way to discipline our Nation because we have turned our backs to Him and no longer honor His Word. Churches are not teaching the Bible and people are not interested. The world is full of entertainment via TV and sports are more important than God.

  7. Caddy says:

    I pray every night for our country & all her people. I never thought me, my children, or my grandchildren would ever see the day when our religious freedoms & all of our God given freedoms would be at risk. I believe that all of this is happening because so many Americans have pulled away from God & I feel like its a test to decide which path u will walk. If u not following God, then u are following the devil. The devil is out to claim his people, & I will not allow him to claim me or my family. I will fight for the soul of my lived ones. Too many people have pulled away from the 10 commandments & that’s why society has the mind set they have. God Bless America

    • Obama is the devil. He is downright wicked and evil. I normally teach my children to respect adults in authority, but I tell them everyday that Obama is an evil person, and it is actually wrong for them to respect him – Just like it is wrong to accept the devil. Obama is more than just a bad-doer. He is a pure evil man!

      • Caddy says:

        He is the devil. I agree. My daughter is in Washington DC for a week with her school for her AP government class. She knows about politics & the school knows that I will not allow her mind to be corrupted with liberalism ideas. She was taught at a very early age about right & wrong & morals & values. I wish I could be there to her during their debates among classmates. She will hit a home run!

      • John Hunter says:

        The despot is not THEE devil. he is a follower of, and a workman
        for the devil. he is preparing peoples minds to accept the soon coming anti-Christ.

        • We can’t sit back and allow this to happen. We have to do something to wake up those idiots in Washington. This fraud presidents needs to be taken down somehow, someway. He is corrupting our great country before our eyes!

    • mallen11 says:

      If the 10 Commandments are the only thing people know, they will not know how to be sustained by God the Holy Spirit in living the Christian/Spiritual way of life. We live in the Church Age and even though the 10 Commandments are important, we also need to know what the Epistles teach from the Apostles Paul, Peter, Jude, John, James, who were taught by the Lord Jesus Christ on how to live in the time after He fulfilled the Law when He died on the cross as a substitute for our sins — the last sacrifice. Religious rituals and doing good works will not get one to heaven or know how to pray or have fellowship with God. Most Christians think they know how to pray but don’t. Most Christians think they are pleasing God by doing good works or being good but they do not. We glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by studying HIs Word and applying it to our lives and we can only do that if we know how from His Word.

      • Caddy says:

        I agree totally. The 10 commandments is a basis for a civilized society, not about worship. My point was society wouldn’t be so out of control if everyone followed the 10 commandments. We are all imperfect people, but we need to live our Lives & teach our children to live a righteous life. I was simply stating the commandments ate a foundation to build on. I totally agree that serving God & understanding his word & teachings is the most Important, but for those who don’t & have to start somewhere, that’s a good start for order in an unruly society. God Bless

        • mallen11 says:

          I totally agree with you. You hit it right on the head regarding the 10 Commandments. That is what God intended them for the Children of Israel or any society.

        • Breezeyguy says:

          There is much overlap between the 10 commandments and the Natural Law. The new atheists and their demonic powers try to paint the Natural Law with a “religious” brush, and then claim “Oh, you can’t legislate religion”. Murder is against the Commandment. But it is also against the Natural Law.

        • mallen11 says:

          You would think they would know that but they don’t believe it. It means nothing to them. All religions have things are very close to God’s Word but are twisted to their own meaning or culture. It is like gossip; it starts out correct and gets less and less correct and ends up with only a tiny bit of truth through the thousand of years of time. Natural Law was taken from God’s Word.

  8. Remington 870 says:

    Obama and his supporters are Muslims or anti-Christian, and will do what good Marxists or National Socialists do best…discriminate against religious freedoms. We have war in our country..racial war, class warfare, religious war and war against our Constitution. We know who the enemy are and will watch them closely until……

    • DixieAngel_76 says:

      Until they send us all off to the fema camps?

      • Remington 870 says:

        We won’t let them send any of us to fema camps. We are definately living in dangerous times.

        • DixieAngel_76 says:

          Well, while I admire the spirit, I’m a realist. If they show up with a few dozen armed ‘soldiers’ and want to cart you off, you can go with them, hoping for a reprieve later, or you can resist, which is almost sure to result in your being killed on the spot. I know how these things work, I’ve known many people who fled Europe during the Nazi, and the Communist oppression. I’ve no reason to think it can’t happen here. Every year, the powers that be have relentlessly taken up our freedom, one link at a time, while we have sat by complacently. Now the chain is dangerously short, and I’m not sure there’s any way out.

        • Sonja says:

          Oh there is a way out. Stand Up and say NO. There are enough people who believe that what is happening is wrong and if we all Stand Up and say NO, then we can put a stop to this evil madness.

        • DixieAngel_76 says:

          Yes, I plan to do that, don’t get me wrong. I just realize that it’s gotten to the point that we will probably start seeing patriots having to die for their beliefs very soon, and I expect to be one of them. The government has gotten very good at mind control, and they are holding all of the cards right now, especially the way they are buying up all of the ammo supplies, and tightening up the fuel and food supplies. I’m not pessimistic, but I’m not naive either.

        • Sonja says:

          What gets me is the only reason the government has gotten good at anything, is because we the people have let them. And yes, we will have to pay the price with our very lives. It is only right that we do so, so that our children and our children’s children can stand up and breath fresh air.

        • DixieAngel_76 says:

          If you look at history, it is always the same. Freedom is hard fought for and won, only to have people within a few decades become complacent. That is when the evildoers step up their attack. They are relentless and always waiting for a crack in the armor. As the old saying goes, the price of freedom is eternal vigilence. Now more than ever we need it. I hope it’s not too late.

        • Sonja says:

          Nope. It’s not too late. Especially if you believe and have faith. Both of which i have an abundance of. I’ll share some if you need some.

        • John Hunter says:

          be careful, you probably don’t have as strong a faith as you think.

        • Sonja says:

          I am more careful than most. And I appreciate your concern.

        • RubyBlu says:

          I agree – your key words ‘we the people have LET THEM’. Reversing our course will needs to happen.

        • Sonja says:

          We can do this if we just believe in ourselves and have the faith behind it as well.

        • John Hunter says:

          “have the faith” in what ? Self?

        • Sonja says:

          Have faith in ourselves and in God and in each other.

        • John Hunter says:

          So, you think we will be able to stop another Tiannamen (spelling)

        • Sonja says:

          What I think, is that if the American citizens come together and combine strengths and forces, we CAN stop what is happening in America today. We are headed down a path of no return and we MUST take a stand. Even if it means the loss of life. That is what our founding fathers and their brothers in-arms believed in and did for their (our) country. They stood up and and said NO More! How can WE, who have been the beneficiary of their legacy, do any less than the same said actions?

  9. A total power grab by a government only concerned with it’s own existence
    This Imposter is a POS!

  10. If the government want people to have free birth control then let them pay for it. Is obama going to let his two breeders get free birth control? Or does he provide that for them. I hope you people enjoy your daddy obama, I know I don’t, he is an arse and a traitor to this country. The problem is, people don’t give a hoot what these idiots do to this country as long as they get free birth control and cell phones and their EBT cards each month.

  11. Pray Isaiah 54:17, in faith, that no weapon formed against us shall prosper, in Jesus’ Name. GOD is in the business of changing hearts, and lives, thru His Love, but He never forces someone to do something against their “free will”. He didn’t even force satan to do what was right in GOD’S sight! But….GOD is in charge of the consequences. GOD owns all souls–Ezek. 18:4
    Satan set up the 1st and 2nd sin: 1st–was pride–thinking he should be equal to GOD, or higher
    2nd–rebellion against GOD, to do what was right in his own sight instead of respecting GOD, and doing what is right in GOD’S sight. He chose poorly, and was judged–no way back for him. He had partaken of the Tree of Life, which locked him into eternal separation from GOD, but we, have a choice to escape eternal separation thru Christ.

  12. This can be stopped. How? All throes that do, hire, think or accomplish anything, the doers, STRIKE. Shut the doors, send all employees to the great Messiah and his looters and moochers. For once there is nothing to looter or mooch these followers of the Messiah will turn on each other. Then maybe our corrupt Politicians will turn honest and get back the government of the people, by the people and for the people and not the government of out of control Agencies, the EPA, FDA (which aids in the murder of thousands each year)TSA (it’s 9000 administrators in D.C. alone out of work) and the list is never ending. Fire the Petty Bureaucrats and take their assumed power away. Want to balance the budget? Cut funding to these Agencies by 75%. But, this will never happen as yours and mine Senators and Representatives have sold out for the blood stained 30 pieces of Silver and would sell their own in to Slavery.

  13. bbnnmm says:

    And the Church wants to support this guy in his attack on the 2nd amendment??? They didn’t learn anything from his attack on the their 1st amendment rights through Obamacare, did they? Be careful when you dance with the devil, Holy Mother Church.

  14. TheSunDidIt says:

    Barry thinks because we’re Christians, we won’t fight. He’s wrong.