OBAMA SEEKS CONTROL OF CHURCHES
Rights of Conscience, Religion at RiskUPDATE: Takeovers of the auto, healthcare and financial industries of our nation weren't enough; now the Obama Administration wants to take over our churches.
TELL CONGRESS – WE WILL NOT BE FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN GOD'S LAW AND OBAMA'S LAW – PROTECT FREEDOM OF RELIGION TODAY! – SELECT HEREIn a shocking display of unbridled tyranny against our unalienable rights, attempting to rend the last shreds of Constitutional protections of our God-given liberty, Obama's Department of Justice this week claimed that the federal government has the authority to force churches to accept ministers and policies that defy church doctrine.
In arguments before the Supreme Court, the utterly corrupt Obama/Holder Department of (In)Justice argued that "public interest' should overrule churches' freedom to choose their own ministers, and administer their own internal affairs.
By this reasoning, in the name of "public interest" the federal government could force churches to hire only ministers that fit Obama's political agenda, and rather than preach church doctrine and the Gospel instead comply only with government-approved, leftist social engineering. It is no exaggeration to claim that if the DOJ were allowed to proceed, the Catholic Church could be forced to accept priests who promote abortion and a radical feminist clergy; Evangelicals could be compelled to hire preachers who promote homosexuality and embrace doctrinal integration of Islam; and Baptists could be coerced to install ministers who tell the congregation there is no heaven or hell.
TELL CONGRESS – WE WILL NOT BE FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN GOD'S LAW AND OBAMA'S LAW – PROTECT FREEDOM OF RELIGION TODAY! – SELECT HEREWhen the Founders wrote the First Amendment, they believed they could not have been more simple or more clear in their meaning: "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." When Jefferson wrote in his private correspondence about separation of church and state, he was not referring to whether a nativity scene could appear in a city park. Rather, he was warning against just such a situation where the government could take over the churches.
History is littered with dangerous examples of what happens when a government controls religion. A terrifying present day example is the Netherlands, where protestant ministers are appointed by the government, and as a result we see a rise in "ministers" who publicly proclaim themselves atheists and actively preach "there is no God."
Just as in the old Soviet Russia, the leftist forces today are working against America's defense of Western Civilization, and what we understand as Christendom. They know they must destroy our morality and thus our churches in order to completely control We the People; what they call "the masses."
TELL CONGRESS – WE WILL NOT BE FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN GOD'S LAW AND OBAMA'S LAW – PROTECT FREEDOM OF RELIGION TODAY! – SELECT HEREThankfully, the Providential legacy from our Founders is so strong and clear, the Supreme Court had no choice but to rule unanimously in favor of the Constitution, our rights, and the rights of our churches. Justice Roberts wrote in his opinion:
Requiring a church to accept or retain an unwanted minister, or punishing a church for failing to do so, intrudes upon more than a mere employment decision. Such action interferes with the internal governance of the church, depriving the church of control over the selection of those who will personify its beliefs. By imposing an unwanted minister, the state infringes the free exercise clause, which protects a religious group's right to shape its own faith and mission through its appointments. According the state the power to determine which individuals will minister to the faithful also violates the establishment clause, which prohibits government involvement in such ecclesiastical decisions.I am gratified that there remains some measure of sanity on the Supreme Court. But I am frankly concerned that the Obama administration and its ethically-challenged Department of Justice would dare attempt to rip the very foundations from under our Constitution. These people who occupy the Executive branch are not mere Democrats or liberals seeking "equal justice." Oh no, their relentless assaults upon the most fundamental principles of American liberty expose them for what they truly are – evil.
Churches and religious organizations that refuse to provide abortion, sterilization, eugenics, and all heinous manner of population reduction face bullying, fines and eventual prosecution from the hands of Great Leader Obama for non-compliance. Somehow, this administration believes that because Obama decrees it, the population must submit, and that any organization that dares defy "Dear Leader" – even on religious grounds – must be punished.
Congress has formulated a "Rights of Conscience" bill that aims to protect religious institutions from a tyrannical, overreaching Executive administration bent on destroying religious liberty and churches. That bill however, has stalled in Congress and languishes in Committee. Should the wicked ObamaCare law fully take effect before this protective bill passes, it will be nearly impossible to retroactively protect religious liberty from the Obama culture of death.
It is imperative that we compel Congress to uphold the Constitution, free the Rights of Conscience bill from Committee, and bring it to a full Congressional vote immediately. Congress simply must protect freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and the Constitution from the tyrannical death culture of the Obama administration. Fax Congress today and demand they protect our rights of religious liberty!
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