Folks, if you are not keeping up with what our government is doing– against religion, then you need to wake up!
Before reading the posting below, from a friend, imagine the following:
The government passes a law mandating that every person in America must watch and read pornographic movies and magazines, or else be subject to a huge fine. Such a law would be, of course, a huge affront to the moral sensiblities and convictions of Christians– and theoretically, Jews and Muslims alike.
So, Christians object, but, the government levies those fines. Would this not be a direct violation of the Constitution? Of course it would! But, this is precisely what the Obama administration is doing with the new health care laws. The new laws mandate that business owners provide for their employees to get abortions! The owners of Hobby Lobby object based on their religious convictions! They have appealed to the Supreme Court for an emergency injunction, staying the huge fine! Unbelievably, the Supreme Court has refused to grant this injunction! This is an unbelievable state of affairs in America, and yet, far too few believers are up in arms about this. Read the post below and contact your congressmen urging them to take some actions! Your religious freedom is literally on the line here!
The post was sent to me by a friend “Joseph” whom I will not identify for privacy reasons.
<<I am astonished that more Americans aren’t in an uproar about what is happening to Hobby Lobby right now. As many of you know, Hobby Lobby filed a lawsuit earlier this year to try and get relief from Obamacare’s abortion mandate. The case is still pending appeal, but the Supreme Court just rejected their request for an emergency injunction. In response, the Christian owners of Hobby Lobby have said they have no intention to pay for the abortion-inducing drugs required by Obamacare. That means that beginning on January 1, the United States government will fine Hobby Lobby $1.3 million dollars per day until Hobby Lobby complies.
This is the most egregious violation of religious liberty that I have ever seen. The United States Government is forcing these Christian business owners to pay for abortion inducing drugs in their employees’ insurance plans. It doesn’t matter that the law violates their religious liberty to conduct business in a way that is consistent with their conscience. Obamacare mandates that these Christians comply or face fines that will put them out of business.
When the controversy over the abortion mandate erupted earlier this year, the American public by and large got the impression that this was about conservatives who wanted to ban contraception. Nothing could be further from the truth. No one wants to outlaw contraception. This controversy is about the fact that the government is forcing pro-life business owners to pay for chemical abortions. If the federal government can force citizens to purchase items that they believe to be immoral, where will this end?
If this story is a bore to you right now, try to imagine for a moment what it would be like to be in Hobby Lobby’s position. You don’t have to agree with Hobby Lobby’s opposition to abortion to do this. Would you have a problem if the federal government required you to purchase goods or services that you believe to be immoral and against your most deeply held beliefs? That is precisely what is happening to Hobby Lobby right now. If this stands, what will keep this from happening to you?
The first line of the Bill of Rights says this: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Obamacare prohibits the free exercise of the owners of Hobby Lobby. Who’s next?>