Glenn quoted from a letter written by the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, Bishop of Marquette responding to a new requirement for almost all employers, including Catholic employers, which force[s them] to offer their employees’ health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception.
Bishop Sample said in his letter, "In so ruling, the Obama Administration has cast aside the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, denying to Catholics our Nation’s first and most fundamental freedom, that of religious liberty. And as a result, unless the rule is overturned, we Catholics will be compelled to either violate our consciences, or to drop health coverage for our employees (and suffer the penalties for doing so). The Obama Administration’s sole concession was to give our institutions one year to comply."
Christians everywhere need to see this move by the Obama administration for what it is—another attempt to emasculate religious communities and force upon them secular standards. We must not tolerate such initiatives!
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