An Assault on Religious Liberty
Friday, February 10, 2012 Comments (0)
In today’s Wall Street Journal, Cardinal Wuerl the archbishop of Washington, D.C., Chuck Colson the founder of Prison Fellowship and Rabbi Soloveichik the director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University issue a call for people of all religions to stand against the Obama administration’s assault on religious liberty. They begin by saying,
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I wholeheartedly agree. Requiring religious institutions to offer procedures in health care coverage which go against the teachings of that religion is not a laughing matter. It is indeed an assault on our religious liberty. You can read the entire article here.
I am calling on my congregation and my fellow pastors to stand against this assault on our religious freedom. When the government forces us to pay for a morning after pill, it is requiring us to support the killing of an innocent human being. If the government can require us to pay for something the Bible clearly teaches is morally wrong, what comes next? Could they then meddle in what we teach? Of course they could. As Christians, we cannot and will not obey that ruling by Health and Human Services. I am urging you to write and call our government leaders and let your voice be heard. This assault on religious freedom is also in violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
This is not simply a “health care” issue. This is a moral issue. As such, we must be the prophetic voice crying out against immorality and injustice in our government. Speak up and let your voice be heard! Also, speak up in the voting booth and make sure you do not support candidates who disregard the religious freedom of Americans.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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