Barack Hussein Obama’s War on Christianity

Via washingtontimes.com (emphasis is mine):

KUHNER: Obama threatens religious liberty

Mandating contraception coverage violates the Christian conscience

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner

Like many leftists, President Obama has deep contempt for Christianity and democracy. This is why his administration has declared war on the Catholic Church and religious liberty.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently went ahead and approved last year’s decision to mandate that many religious organizations provide health insurance plans to their employees that include contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization coverage – and this must be done without charging a co-pay. In other words, Mr. Obama has done something that is ominous and unprecedented: compelling religious groups to embrace and subsidize free birth control. Catholic universities, hospitals and charities must either betray their fundamental social teachings or drop insurance coverage for their employees, thereby triggering massive financial penalties under Obamacare. The choice is simple: Abandon Catholic doctrine or go out of business.

The ruling will not simply devastate the Catholic heath care system and elaborate social network, which includes soup kitchens, adoption centers, immigrant services and parochial schools. It directly assaults and violates the conscience rights of Catholics. The church teaches that contraception is a sin, an immoral attempt to obstruct God’s will of when and whether human life should be created. It is the ultimate embodiment of pride: man trying to act as God. That is why opposition to birth control is at the heart of the Catholic faith.

The church teaches that the primary purpose of sexual activity within the sacred bonds of marriage is procreation – to perpetuate humanity from one generation to the next. For nearly 1,500 years, such thinking underpinned the Christian West. That was then; this is now. Since the 1960s, modern society is obsessed with contraception, abortion and sexual hedonism. The results have been declining birth rates and shrinking native populations. Literally, the West is dying. As the late Pope John Paul II put it, we are in the grips of “a culture of death.” Birth control is a key pillar. It is a seminal aspect of the socialist drive to establish a secular utopia – smash the traditional family by relentlessly advancing the sexual revolution. The pill and the condom are the hammer and sickle of cultural Marxism. Decades ago, the Vatican warned that birth control eventually would lead to the West’s demise. A civilization unable – and unwilling – to reproduce itself is doomed.

Yet even if one does not care a scintilla about the church’s stance on contraception, the ruling should frighten everybody – Christian and non-Christian. America was founded upon one key principle: religious freedom. The Pilgrims fled religious persecution. Our Founding Fathers deliberately created a republic banning an established church, such as England’s Anglican Church, and championed a nation where different religious denominations could exist – and flourish – without government harassment. Religious liberty lies at the core of American freedom. In fact, the Founders considered it so important that it comes before all other rights enshrined in the First Amendment. James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution, said, “Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” The Obama administration is telling Catholics that their conscience rights can be trampled with impunity. The state has the power to coerce people to support and pay for practices they find morally repugnant and contravene their fundamental religious beliefs. This is tyranny.

You will find the rest of Jeff Kuhner’s article at this link.

I know I seem to be rather fixated on Germany and the inter-war years today, but as each day passes the striking similarities between then and what is now happening in this country are becoming much too real to ignore.

This is exactly the same way it started for the German and ultimately occupied European Jews during that period, as by the time the ovens got cranked up in earnest, the people living in nearby towns had become so acclimated to the persecution of the Jews they were completely numb to it, even though there is no way they were unaware of what was happening in those nearby camps – and these were civilized people.

And let us not forget that it was not just Jews that were rounded up and packed off to the Hitlerite hotels, six million of which ultimately perished, but three million Christians died right along side them.

This is no time for Christians in America to “turn the other cheek,” because as history has repeatedly demonstrated, this sort of persecution will only get worse if it is not effectively resisted early and often. The time to nip this nonsense in the bud is now.

All freedom-loving Americans need to stand up and speak out, because it is not just Christians this rogue government is looking to intimidate and harass, but just about anyone who runs afoul of the whims of this increasingly tyrannical and out-of-control administration.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

-Pastor Martin Niemöller

-And Pastor Niemöller would know, as he spent seven years in NAZI concentration camps.

-Dave 

(h/t: Jeffry T. Kuhner)

43 responses to “Barack Hussein Obama’s War on Christianity

  1. Thanks, Dave, for posting it. It was on my to-do list. :)

    Remember the Manhattan Declaration that some of us signed 1-2 years ago? Now is the time to activate the Declaration. Now is the time for Christians to engage in civil disobedience.

    • Indeed Eowyn… no more turning the other cheek. There is a time for it, and then there is a time when we ‘have’ to take a stand… and a ‘loud’ one, at that.

    • Turning the other cheek is a great way to get the other cheek bashed-in for nothing, too.

      • IDK, Anon… from where I’m sittin’, both of my cheeks are already taking a bashing. What would you suggest?

  2. Japan is farther gone…

    “Japan Population Decline: Third Of Nation’s Youth Have ‘No Interest’ In Sex,” HuffPo, 30 Jan 2012

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/japan-population-decline-youth-no-sex_n_1242014.html

    (36% of male and 59% of females, aged 16- 19… Japan’s population expected to shrink 1/3 by 2060, per the article.)

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
    (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”
    –Kipling, “Gods of the Copybook Headings”

  3. And, this just in,… hey, he said it, I didn’t make it up.

    “Obama Says His Policies are Extension of His Faith,” by Julie Pace, Ap via Yahoo! News, 2 Feb 2012

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-says-policies-extension-faith-202259370.html

    “Blending politics and religion, President Barack Obama said his Christian faith is a driving force behind his economic policies, from Wall Street reform to his calls for the wealthy to pay higher taxes. …”

    • “If I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense,” he said. “But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.”

      If he’s going to follow the teachings of Jesus, why didn’t he give more in charitable contributions? Both he and Biden give considerably less than Romney did. For that matter, why doesn’t he just write a big fact check to the IRS every month?

      • Left/liberals already do their part (e.g., Warren Buffet) by saying things like this (i.e., rich people should pay more taxes) but not actually paying more themselves because to say that AND pay more taxes would be more than their fair share, or at least that’s their thinking on the subject.

  4. Marylin Parsley

    Obama does not know the TRUTH. He is trying to kill America.. iF YOU CHECK WHERE HE CAME FROM AND WHAT HE HAS DONE,THEN YOU KNOW HE IS TRYING TO TAKE OVER. HE WANT’S TO KILL HOW WE BELIVE, HE WANTS TO KILL AMERICA., HE SCARES ME. I WOULD LIKE HIM TO LEAVE AMERICA..
    He and his wife did not like Ameiica to begin with. If you remember how they talked you woulds know what they are doing. They are killing us by taking all the money and other people money and then America will fall.,
    If you listened to the talks before he got in and right, now then you know what he thinks. .

  5. Oh please, I am so tired of you Christians whining about the war on your faith. Contraception should be a given in this day and age. Enough of the practice of keeping people caught in a cycle of poverty because they have more children than they can provide for. The only reason the Catholic church is against contraception is because their numbers are falling and they want to ensure that there will be a steady supply of poor, easily manipulated people to fill their churches and collection baskets on Sunday. Wake up people! It’s 2012. The Bible is a book of mythology. If you are pro-life you should be anti-war. I’m sick of you making an issue out of everything.

    • Ever heard of adoption?

      And when it comes to making an issue out of everything, Christians are going to have to start sprinting to catch up to you heathens.

      As for the “easily manipulated,” communism killed between 100 and 200 million people in the century just past, but just look at how many libs are still easily “manipulated” into supporting that repeatedly failed ideology.

      -Dave

    • If you are tired of us, then go away.

      Cycle of poverty? Yeah, that welfare system certainly contributes to that. People need to quit playing the victim. And here’s a hint: if you can’t afford children, don’t have sex. And do tell, who will determine the level of income that one must make in order to provide for their children? You? The government?

      Why should I be anti-war if I’m pro-life? Evil must be fought if we and our allies are to survive. Ever hear of Hitler? Would you have let him continue his path of murdering Jews and not fought for them?

      And I’m sick of libs trying to bemoan my religion. Remember that little thing called freedom of religion?

    • Indeed Sage! But with a monicker like that, would we expect any less?

      • sage,

        Yeah, back in the Usenet days we referred to them as “Dump and Runners.”

        The trolls would swoop in, take their dump, and run straight for the tall grass.

        They never stick around to debate, as they know they would get clobbered.

        -Dave

        • Have you visited Weasel Zippers? Zip usually has a war porn video every day. One thing I have noticed, the bad guys hide in the tall grass, but it does them no good, our technology finds them… :-)

    • Hey, satan dude, seeing your IP address, thanks for confirming that Hell indeed is in San Francisco, CA.

    • Hey, dude, here’s what your buddy Joe said about you:

      “God is on your side? Is He a Conservative? The Devil’s on my side, he’s a good Communist.”
      –Joseph Stalin

      Say Hi to Saul A. while you’re burning his skin of with hot pincers for enternity for us will ya?

    • satan, I made a big mistake, I thumbed you up by accident. I am so sorry since I see you really want a lot of thumbs down. I hope its not too cold and damp in your Mom’s basement…

  6. Why is it so important that contraceptives have to be covered in health care policies, but eyeglasses and hearing aids are not? The idea is that religious institutions will either have to comply with the government mandate or shut down. If they get by with this, the next thing they will demand is that the churches will have to perform gay marriages or be shut down. This is just the beginning. Even the churches will be under government control. Obamacare in nothing but government control over our lives. Four more years of Obama and we’re toast.

  7. All women deserve to have birth control if they want it. I am not Catholic, so any institution that I would work for which doesn’t provide birth control is an act of persecution ofme for MY religion – Christian Protestant! Why did we Protestants come to America? To get away from the Catholic persecution of our religion. Now those Catholics are at it again, here in our own Protestant motherland! STOP the anti-women Catholic agenda NOW!

    • Where in the Constitution does it say birth control is a right? And free on top of that?

      You know that where one chooses to work is usually of their free will. Don’t like their insurance plan? Go find another employer who will provide all the free stuff you have the “right” to.

    • “All women deserve to have birth control if they want it.”

      Where does it say that? The Declaration of Independence? The U.S. Constitution? A Supreme Court ruling?

      No one is preventing you or any woman from purchasing birth control. You don’t even need a doctor’s prescription. You can get it over the counter in any drug store. It’s called a condom, or if you don’t like that, there’s foam spermicide. Why should I pay for your birth control?

      This issue has nothing to do with Catholicism. It has to do with the Obama administration imposing his dictum on a religious institution despite it being contrary to that religion’s beliefs. That’s interference in religious freedom and tearing down that famous wall of “the separation of church and state” which liberals are so fond of quoting. You are a rank anti-Catholic bigot.

    • I hope you are old and will die soon enough

    • So I guess we will be paying for your food next, right? Or perhaps your next manicure. Or will it be your next foray into a tanning booth?

      Where does it end?

      Seriously, what is preventing these women from going out and purchasing contraception on their own?

      Nothing, that’s what.

      Rights don’t cost other people money, but entitlements do.

      Notice there is no provision for the latter in the U.S. Constitution, and because that document has been pretty much gutted over the last 100 years, this nation is now $16 Trillion in debt, and about to tip over.

      -Dave

    • Buy your own damn rubbers.

      -Dave

    • And we all deserve access to oral health care…for free! Give me dental floss, give me tooth brushes & toothpaste – for free of course!

      And if I choose not to practice my “right” and get a cavity, you still have to pay for me & my choice!

      What other right do you want for free that you think I should pay for commie?

    • You can have all the birth control you want. Pay for it yourself and not on the taxpayers dime. You can pay for your own mistakes. Just as you will stand before God and pay for all your sins too! This is not just a Catholic issue. I am not a Catholic but I AM a Christian and pro-life. You have your rights and freedoms as I said, but pay for them YOURSELF out of your OWN MONEY!

  8. Want to thank all of you, for your Powerfull stand against Oboma & His Corrupted political partners.

    But there is so much more we can do. Being aggressive and focusing on the facts and truth is only the first step.

    We musT follow Up with more details standing by our convictions and dont back down.

    Oboma has NOT brought CHANGE, In fact ~! ~ THE ONLY real THING needing CHANGE !….Was Barack Hussein Obama II.

    HIMSELF

    Barack Hussein Obama II (

    Who hates American Values ) who is A ” SELF PROCLAIMED Enemy” ~of responsible, Morally Conscious HARD WORKING Americans.

    oBOMAS Irresponsible & DRUG MAFIA and reckless supporters KNOW~ that Barack Hussein Obama II, WILL FORCE YOU to paY THEM, out of your PockeT .{ FOR all of their UNCHECKED Vices and THRILLS/

    { All on YOU

    | / At

    your COST & Sacrifice.\ …This UN~CHANGABLE fraud, has done His VERY BEST to Inspire VIOLENCE.

    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. saying ……To his supporters.Saying “Get ready for hand-to-hand combat with your Fellow Americans” – Obama has ALSO DECLARED to his Supporters. “I want all Americans to get in each others faces!– Obama Demands !

    “You bring a knife to a fight pal, we’ll bring a gun” –

    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. ANGER VIOLENCE And more taxes….. THIS IS OBAMAS Change for america /“Hit Back Twice As Hard”. He commands ! *Obama on the private sector: ~~ “We talk To these folks…~ / so I know whose a*$ to KICK.“ OBOMA wants to KICK your a*$ /“`

    Shouting THAT Republican victory would mean ~ “hand to hand combat” and HE IS EXPECTING people to be on Edge and ON BORDERLINE killing MODE, “ VIOLENT / and STAND and STOMP and MOB for their immoral CAUSES and THIS IS WHAT HE LIVES FOR ./ ./ ./ THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. !* Obama Tells democrats: “ I’m itching for a fight.” !

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  9. How utterly depressing….

  10. I do not understand! Why is it that to own a business in America, you have to not only pay the employee whatever he or she demands, but you are also under their rules. Stupid….Stupid….Stupid! The employees are not the ones taking a risk with their own money. How will we ever get manufacturers back over to the USA? And now, to tell employers what they can and cannot believe…we are a sinking ship! Why can ppl not see this has absolutely nothing to do with female rights….but everything to do with freedom of Religion? The birth control is at most 20 dollars! Money is the people’s new idol! They sold out for TWENTY DOLLARS! And not only do the universities have to provide it….they have to PAY for the whole dang thing! How can he just demand this and not have to answer to anyone? I seriously do not understand how he is getting this done.

  11. Public indoctrination apparently works. Constitution not necessary anymore.

    All part of big government’s plan to own you from conception through death, and beyond with death taxes.

  12. I mean Laura Ingram had a fantastic point-When is the government going to start paying for everyone’s recreational activities? The morning after pill is strictly for recreational sex….is the government going to start providing a golfer golf balls?

  13. What can we do? I have lready called my government representatives…can’t we do something?

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