What is Obama Doing?
In executing its HHS contraception edict, the Obama regime has simultaneously squelched Catholic military chaplains and promoted an inaccurate but state-sponsored version of “Catholicism.” This scary, couldn’t-happen-here stuff provides us with two very important lessons.
First, the facts. National Review has reported that the U.S. Army tried to strong-arm military chaplains into not reading their bishops’ letters of condemnation of the recent HHS contraception mandate. When this failed, the army was successful in editing the texts of the sermons to specifically exclude the statement “We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law.”
This happened while, at the same time, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and others were subverting true Catholicism and promoting their own state-sponsored religion with the slimy use of schoolyard peer pressure.
Obama, from http://www.barackobama.com and repeated in USA Today:
Most women — including 98 percent of Catholic women — who have had sex have used contraception, according to a study by the Guttmacher Institute[.]
Even if accurate, this 98% statistic is a typically dishonest Obama utterance in that it describes “sexually experienced” Catholic women who have ever had sex and ever used birth control — not those who are currently using it, or those who once used it but choose no longer to do so. Using this logic, Obama could pass a law requiring all Catholics to sin simply because we know that 100% of Catholics have sinned (this, of course, is exactly what HHS has done).
When the same Guttmacher study turns to current usage of contraception, it considers only women who refer to themselves as “sexually active women who are not pregnant, postpartum or trying to get pregnant” and as “at risk of unintended pregnancy.” Excluding Catholic women who do not identify as “sexually active” or “trying to get pregnant” while including those who do identify as “at risk of unintended pregnancy” is blatant data-mining, on the very verge of excluding observant Catholics by definition…which suits Obama just fine.
Nancy Pelosi maintained Obama’s fiction with her creepy take on the situation:
First of all, I am going to stick with my fellow Catholics in supporting the administration on this. I think it was a very courageous decision that they made, and I support it.
The Army-Obama-Pelosi coordination is obvious and troubling. Read more
Religious freedom is not the only issue invoked by this non-discussion. Why we’re suing over the HHS birth control mandate The bigger issue is the state mandate. This as been the argument all along around Obamacare in general, and this HHS mandate in particular. It turns the United States government into an “group” insurance agency, and we all know how well the government manages … anything! Non-medical people make medical decisions for the people. Aren’t the HMO’s bad enough? The government does not own the American people health insurance. It does, perhaps owe the people tort and insurance industry reform … Just sayin!
How “intimate” do you want to be with your Uncle Same?
Even with the “compromise,” the bottom line is not changed: the government is usurping more and more control in our private lives! We can roll over and play dead, or we can unite and put Obama in the unemployment lines, and throw our support behind Santorum – the strongest candidate up there fighting for freedom!
Just a partial list off the top of my head! There’s plenty more MANDATES coming our way! SMILE … We voted him in!