Obama’s war on religion (update #6)

More and more people are beginning to understand the staggering implications of the war on religious liberty. It has united all of the Catholic bishops, together with leaders of other religions and other people of good will who simply want to preserve and protect the constitution.

This is not a war we started or want, but it will not end until the unprecedented attack on our basic freedom is neutered, one way or another. President Obama’s mandate is carefully crafted to protect everyone except Christian ministries. He could literally end this tomorrow if he so wished.

My last summary was 4 weeks ago. This is the latest update. To see the whole series, click here.

Face the Nation

On April 9th, Cardinal Dolan appeared on Face the Nation:

Missouri Rally

Archbishop Robert Carlson (Archdiocese of St. Louis) spoke at the Rally for Religious Liberty in Missouri on March 27th. Check-out this brief clip:

Chelsea Zimmerman has some good coverage of the event. A longer version of the video is available here.

“Balancing” rights

On April 26th, Kathleen Sebelius testified before a congressional hearing on the “balance” she used against religious liberty. This video starts out a little slow, but things pick-up after 2 minutes:

Religious Liberty

The Newark, NJ Newman Center produced this video on Religious Liberty:

Further Reading

Here is a good sampling of the new articles written on this topic in the last few weeks:

  1. A True Champion of Religious Freedom
  2. Alabama stands for religious liberty
  3. Authority and Its Discontents
  4. Becket Fund Fires Back at Administration’s Attempt to Dismiss HHS Mandate Lawsuit
  5. Bishops Issue Call To Action To Defend Religious Liberty
  6. Bishops urge rejection of laws that attack religious freedom
  7. Bp. Jenky (D. Peoria) unloads about “Judas” Catholics and Pres. Obama
  8. Cardinal Burke explains: Catholic employers cannot provide contraceptive coverage because they would be materially and formally cooperating with sin
  9. Cardinal Raymond Burke Discussing Religious Freedom
  10. Catholic Cardinal: A Sin to Cooperate With Obama Mandate
  11. Catholic Clergy Continue to Speak Out Against HHS Mandate
  12. Catholics urged to resist unjust laws, join in ‘fortnight for freedom’
  13. Congress to Sebelius: “This mandate is going to end up in the Supreme Court”
  14. Democrat candidates in Connecticut favor forcing Catholic hospitals to perform abortions
  15. Don’t Be Tricked by the Lowest Teen Birthrate Ever
  16. Flash! Bishops Love Bloggers!
  17. Fortnight For Freedom-Input Wanted!
  18. Good piece by Catholic League on links between Obamacare, HHS mandate, and ACLU
  19. HHS Mandate Remains Unchanged
  20. HHS hire of Planned Parenthood spokesman reflects close relationship
  21. Hey Bishops: Offer to fund NFP for Mandate!
  22. In 2008, Who Could’ve Predicted This?
  23. Is the Health Care Law Constitutional? No, Strike It Down
  24. Justice Served to Obama
  25. Miami archbishop laments pressures against religious liberty
  26. Obama Misunderstands
  27. Obama’s Monumental Misunderstanding
  28. Old Contraception Talk Given Youthful Jolt
  29. On Hope and Hate: Week One of Obama v. Romney
  30. Our First, Most Cherished Liberty
  31. Peoria bishop’s Hitler, Stalin references in homily stir controversy
  32. Pope asks US donors to pray for religious freedom
  33. Pres. Obama undermining free-speech
  34. Proposed Law Would Force Churches to Host Gay Weddings
  35. Religious liberty: Why a battle 1,700 years ago is relevant today
  36. Salvatori Prize Goes to Advocate of Religious Liberty
  37. Sick Chickens and Sick Laws
  38. US Bishops: Bloggers play ‘critical role’ in defending the Church
  39. US Bishops Call for Summer “Fortnight for Freedom”
  40. USCCB appeals ruling that Constitution forbids religious accommodation
  41. Why Religious Freedom?
  42. Why We Have Gone to Court against the Obama Mandate
  43. Xavier Drops Contraceptive Coverage!
  44. Yes, Congresswoman Pelosi, We’re Serious
  45. Young Catholic women try to modernize the message on birth control

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  1. Thanks again for great update post. Such a quality job you do pulling the best of what’s out there together for your readers, George!

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