Sunday, January 29, 2012

Time to Stand UP!!

I've been stewing for a week over this. In a nutshell, Catholics who employ others will be forced to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion inducing drugs through insurance. If they don't, they will be fined. We have 1 year to comply, or else. Well, we will not comply.

Funny little thing we're supposed to have in America called THE FIRST AMENDMENT:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

So...wait, isn't this mandate in direct violation of this amendment. Why yes, yes it is. Here's the problem, the government should NEVER be allowed to mandate something that directly violates a person's religious convictions. This is NOT a birth control issue, this is a religious liberty issue. Like Kaitlin said on her blog:

"It doesn't matter if you don't understand. It doesn't matter if you don't agree. It doesn't matter if you think we're crazy/total whackos/going to hell/hypocritical zealots. What matters is that the government is infringing on our religious liberty in a big, big way.

What makes you think your beliefs aren't next?"

So, stand up, people. Not just Catholics. Everyone. Stand up against this administration's mandate against religious freedoms. Speak out. Stand together, because it will only get worse from here.

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak out because I was Protestant.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

I don't have much else to say without going off in a rage for an hour, so I'll leave you with some links, so that YOU can get active.

Call your Bishop if you haven't heard him speak out. Call him if you haven't heard your own parish speak out. Spread the news on Facebook that this mandate is wrong, and tell people you know that it's wrong. 




"If you can't say somethin' nice... don't say nothin' at all..." ~Thumper