President Barack Obama has made one thing perfectly clear during his 5 year reign and that is he has no regards for Christianity or the First Amendment rights to freedom of religion. He defends Islam all the time, but I’ve yet to hear him actually defend Christianity or the religious right of any Christian.
Case in point is a call that was reportedly made by the Obama administration to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor concerning her recent temporary ruling against Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
In an attempt to circumvent the objections of religious groups to being forced to provide contraception and abortion benefits to their employees, the Obama administration came up with a waiver form they could sign stating their religious exemption. Once the form was signed, the insurance company would still provide the same contraception and abortion coverage, only it would not be considered part of the company’s plan. Basically this waiver only transfers the outward responsibility from the employer to the insurance company, but inwardly, it amounts to the employer still providing the coverage because of their contract with the insurance company.
The waiver was challenged by a group of nuns in Denver that operate the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged nursing homes. They filed suit claiming that even with the waiver, they are still complicit to the provision of contraception drugs and abortifacients. On New Year’s Eve, Justice Sotomayor ruled on their case, issuing a temporary stay on the contraception mandate.
Last Friday, Justice Sotomayor received a call from Obama’s henchmen in the Justice Department strongly urging her to withdraw her stay on the contraception mandate. The Justice Department referred to a 1974 labor law in arguing:
“Applicants have no legal basis to … complain that it involves them in the process of providing contraceptive coverage. This case involves a church plan that is exempt from regulation”
The Little Sisters nuns argument claimed that signing a piece of paper that allows their employees to receive free contraception and abortifacients still makes them complicit in providing for them even though they are not paying for that coverage. They believe that this still violates their faith.
What happens next could have direct impact on 500 other religious non-profit groups that work in conjunction with Little Sisters. This case is one of over 90 cases that have been filed against the contraception mandate around the nation by religious groups. The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear two of those cases later this year.
The call by the Justice Department is further proof that Barack Obama doesn’t care about the religious faith of Christians. His flagship disaster known as Obamacare is more important to him than the religious beliefs of millions of Americans. It’s obvious that Obama doesn’t care if he tramples on your or my religious beliefs. He is intent on exercising his dictatorial agenda on all of us.
I can’t help but feel that the whole contraception mandate issue is not about women’s health as much as it is about destroying the First Amendment and Christian conservatism in America. If the Supreme Court rules to uphold contraception mandate and force many Christian employers to violate their faith, pay unreasonable fines or close their businesses, then he will continue to strip Christians of their non-profit status and any other rights they have. Before you know it, we’ll be facing the same persecution that Egypt’s Christians have been facing and if you don’t believe it, then you need to realize that Obama continues to support the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in their attacks on Egypt’s Christians. Charges for these actions by Obama have been filed in international court by a number of Egyptian lawyers. If Obama supported Christian genocide in Egypt, what makes you think he won’t support it here if given the chance?