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  • obombed obombed May 31, 2012 9:53 PM Flag

    Stand Up for religious Freedom

    Don't let BO trample our freedom. The first step at having your freedom taken away is to do nothing. This nationwide rally is focused on relgious freedom which if taken away what will be next?

    The June 8 Stand Up Rally builds on the tremendous momentum created by the first Stand Up Rally on March 23. June 8, 2012—the 223rd anniversary of the day our Founding Father James Madison introduced the Bill of Rights, with its guarantee of religious freedom.

    Cities and Towns Participating in the June 8 Rally 52 cities in 48 states.
    Stand Up Rally location nearest you
    http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com/locations/

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    • Won't it be great when you're dead, in heaven's gated Republican section? I bet all the waiters look like Jesus.

    • For Greater Glory Movie
      Interesting timing for the release of this movie.
      The long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War - the daring people's revolt that rocked 20th Century North America in which devout Mexicans took up arms against the anti-clerical government of President Calles (Rubén Blades), who actively prosecuted the Catholic Church.

    • ...‘The June 8 Stand Up Rally builds on the tremendous momentum created by the first Stand Up Rally on March 23. On that day, over 63,000 came out in 145 cities coast to coast.”

      Wow, REALLY!!! How very impressive. That’s really “tremendous momentum” to build on – 63 thousand in 145 cities…whoa, Nellie, that’s a whopping 434 numbskulls in each city. I’ve seen garage sales draw more than that.

      Look, folks, this is NOT an attack on religion, religious freedom, the Catholic Church or any of the other ridiculous claims being made by those with another political agenda. Churches are exempt. Businesses run by religious groups, just like any other business, ARE governed by it.

      If Notre Dame University or any other Catholic sponsored organization is required to offer health care, they are NOT entitled to set their own rules, based on their personal beliefs, religious of otherwise.

      This issue is about institutions being able to force their beliefs on employees in their power. All employees who work for religious institutions are not members of that institutions faith, and don’t have the same beliefs. Perhaps Catholic employers should hire only true believers (and violate another law). Then, obviously, if their flock follows their mantra religiously, there will be no need for women’s reproductive health, contraception or abortion coverage. Oh, wait, 97% of Catholics have used birth control. Bag that argument.

      Let’s take it a step further. Let’s say Georgetown University or any Catholic business CAN decide what they’ll cover. A logical extension then, would permit Brigham Young to exclude any health coverage for lung cancer, COPD or other illnesses caused by smoking, because Mormons aren’t supposed to smoke. What do you think, Mitt?

      Maybe the fundamentalists at Bob Jones U. could eliminate coverage for dancing injuries while doubling up on rattlesnake handling bite coverage.

      Man, each Hindu, Shinto, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic, etc. business could write their own health plan, eliminating whatever coverage they want based on their own primitive dogmas.

      I’m thinking of becoming a Rastafarian, thinking they’d be pretty even-handedly benevolent with their version.

      (This isn’t rocket science, kids, you simply have to think for yourself - something, unfortunately, not exactly encouraged by most religions)

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      • >>>>Look, folks, this is NOT an attack on religion, religious freedom, the Catholic Church or any of the other ridiculous claims being made by those with another political agenda.

        It is an attack on religious freedom why else would they be so upset?

        >>>This issue is about institutions being able to force their beliefs on employees in their power.

        It is about forcing religious institution to pay for practices that go against thier beliefs. The HHS mandate creates still a third class, those with no conscience protection at all: individuals who, in their daily lives, strive constantly to act in accordance with their faith and moral values. They, too, face a government mandate to aid in providing "services" contrary to those values—whether in their sponsoring of, and payment for, insurance as employers; their payment of insurance premiums as employees; or as insurers themselves—without even the semblance of an exemption

    • Spin it Baby, SPIN it Like MITT - SPIN IT GOOOOODDDD

    • Hey Religion --- Stay out of my Bedroom

    • Dems skewer Obama policies.
      Jo Ann Nardelli says she feels like she lost part of her family. The longtime Democrat from Blair County quit the party and registered as a Republican, and then boldly walked in a Memorial Day parade in support of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. She is among several high-profile Democrats -- including former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, former state party chairman T.J. Rooney and Mayor Cory Booker of Newark -- finding fault with President Obama's policy decisions. Nardelli said she quit the party because the party is moving away from her values.

    • More unrest to follow this could get real ugly.

      Christians to rise up against attacks on their beliefs and constitutional rights.

      Christian leaders are calling for two weeks of public protests against President Barack Obama's policies as they intensify their argument that the administration is engaged in a war on religion.

      The days between June 21 and July 4 have been set aside by Christian leaders against policies that church leaders see as an assault on religious freedom. The protests, dubbed “A Fortnight for Freedom” will be an “unprecedented, aggressive attack”

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      • >>>>More unrest to follow this could get real ugly.

        yep depending on how the supremes rule

        Harkening back to the civil rights era and the struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced in an online bulletin that the Catholic Church intends to practice civil disobedience to the unconstitutional Obama Health and Human Services mandate

    • Where is Sharpton and Jackson arn't they supposed to be religious leaders? Don't they care when religious freedom is under attack?

 
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