Thursday, 9 February 2012

EWTN Sues the US Government

Over the HHS Contraception mandate!
Catholic media network EWTN sued the federal government Feb. 9, challenging the Obama administration's rule requiring many religious ministries to subsidize contraception and sterilization in their health plans.
“We had no other option but to take this to the courts,” EWTN President and CEO Michael Warsaw said in an announcement about the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. “There is no question that this mandate violates our First Amendment rights.”
“Under the HHS mandate, EWTN is being forced by the government to make a choice,” Warsaw explained. “Either we provide employees coverage for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs and violate our conscience or offer our employees and their families no health insurance coverage at all. Neither of those choices is acceptable.”
Senior attorneys at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed the suit on behalf of the media network, against the Department of Health and Human Services, department secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other government agencies involved with the federal contraception mandate.
Finalized Jan. 20, 2012 as part of federal health care reform, the mandate forces all employers – except those that primarily hire and serve members of one religious faith and exist for the sake of promoting religious values – to buy insurance coverage that will offer sterilization and contraception without a co-pay.
Because EWTN serves not only Catholics but the public at large, the network would not qualify for the religious exemption offered by Secretary Sebelius.
Read to your fancy here. Dear Catholics in America, you NEED to defend the faith in your country. Obama is trying mercilessly to stomp it out, to trash it. It is no secret he does not like the one, true Church of God! I am praying for you, as you should pray for your country.

It seems to me that Obama has become quite the dictator lately. He is trying to censor the internet in the USA via SOPA, he is pushing for equal rights of so-called "gay couples", he is pushing homosexual "marriage", and now is trying to force faithful Catholics to pay for baby killers. Excuse me, but where is religious freedom?

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