Religious leaders had feared the worst from Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and her Department of Health and Human Services, which since September has been considering whether to exempt Catholic and other religious employers from a regulation mandating insurance coverage for sterilization and contraceptives, including some that cause abortion.
But on Friday afternoon, Sebelius announced the bad news in the most offensive way possible. Refusing even the smallest compromise with religious employers, she simply gave them an extra year to comply with the law.
“This decision was made after very careful consideration, including the important concerns some have raised about religious liberty,” Sebelius wrote in a brief statement from HHS. “I believe this proposal strikes the appropriate balance between respecting religious freedom and increasing access to important preventive services.”
It amazes me how the libs “interpret” the Constitution of the United States of America in context with the Bill of Rights.
Only when it’s CONVENIENT do they determine the non-existent “Separation of Church & State” when it comes to governmental agencies, BUT when it comes to non-profit Churches, they completely turn a 180, and suddenly, there is no Church & State separation as the State telling the Church what they will, and will not, do.
This isn’t hypocrisy. This is blatant disregard for the Bill of Rights, and the rights of non-profit churches. Libs, you CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!
This is all about Population Control. Sebelius is the grim reaper/the ever watchful life preventer of this group. She is your worst nightmare for being anointed to have this much control over healthcare for so many.
The war on Catholics and religion by the Obama administration started as subtle but now it’s becoming less so. Reagan warned of a government healthcare plan back in the 60’s, because he realized that it will take over every facet of your personal life and liberty. Religious beliefs are attacked as hate speech. Freedom of religion is becoming freedom to worship on Sunday, but other than that watch out!
Another example of the Obama administration trampling on the United States Constitution, and the rights and liberties it is intended to protect. This administration intends to drive the United States of America into a European-style secular socialist state…and look at how well that’s turned out for Europe!
This MUST stop…November 2012…Not only Anybody But Obama, but the Democrat-controlled Senate MUST return to conservative control…Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, and Chuck Schumer MUST be marginalized.