I have recently made a decision that I will join the Catholics.
The Catholics have taken a strong, courageous and principled stand for the Kingdom of God against the powers that seem to be opposing God’s Kingdom.
Let me aske you, “What do you think the liberal media’s reaction would be if the Bush administration would have created a law that all Muslims were forced to eat bacon, egg & cheese sandwiches daily?” Obviously not very well – so why hasn’t anyone made a peep about the Obama administrations blatant attack on Christianity, specifically Catholics, where institutions would be mandated to cover things that blatantly violated their beliefs? Catholic priests all across the USA were asked to share a position statement with their parishes during last week-end’s masses.
What did the letter say?
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States directly, and that strikes at the fundamental right to religious liberty for all citizens of any faith. The federal government, which claims to be “of, by, and for the people,” has just been dealt a heavy blow to almost a quarter of those people — the Catholic population — and to the millions more who are served by the Catholic faithful.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that almost all employers,including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees’ health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception. Almost all health insurers will be forced to include those “services” in the health policies they write. And almost all individuals will be forced to buy that coverage as a part of their policies.
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.
We cannot—we will not—comply with this unjust law. People of faith cannot be made second class citizens. We are already joined by our brothers and sisters of all faiths and many others of good will in this important effort to regain our religious freedom. Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help build America’s cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, its enterprise and culture, only to have their posterity stripped of their God given rights. In generations past, the Church has always been able to count on the faithful to stand up and protect her sacred rights and duties. I hope and trust she can count on this generation of Catholics to do the same. Our children and grandchildren deserve nothing less.
I share this letter to illustrate how the kingdom of darkness and evil is coming to confront, challenge and hopefull, conquer the Kingdom of God. There is no way the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services could have legally or conscientiously prayed, “Your kingdom come and your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” and then issued some of these health-care mandates and edicts they have been attempting to implement into law.
The Catholics are to be commended for their courage to stand for their Biblical convictions and to confront the US Government to challenge it’s discriminatory laws. I suggest we Wesleyans join them on this one. I say we too should let out position be made clear, we will not bow down to any Kingdom that sets itself in opposition to the Kingdom of God!
Heavely Father, have mercy on our land. Find favor with your people who are doing their best to allow your Kingdom to come and His will be done through them.