Conservatives Unite in Opposing Obama’s Assault on Religious Liberty

(CNSNews.com) – A sweeping alliance of fiscal, social and national security conservatives and leaders of the Tea Party movement came together on Monday to denounce the attack that President Barack Obama has launched on the free exercise of religion by ordering virtually all Americans to buy health insurance plans that pay for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients even if doing so forces them to act against their consciences and the teachings of their faith.

The conservatives called for Obama’s mandate to be fully and unconditionally repealed.

“The Obama administration’s mandate that Catholics provide contraceptive, sterilization and abortifacient services is the greatest assault on religious freedom in the history of the Republic,” said L. Brent Bozell III, who is president of CNSNews.com’s parent organization, the Media Research Center.

“Never before has this nation ever witnessed the federal government so ruthless in its over-reach of power, and so dismissive of the Constitution,” said Bozell. “This is an issue that affects every Catholic and non-Catholic, should it be another Christian, a Jew, even a non-believer. To allow this ‘rule,’ as this administration so arrogantly calls it, to stand is to surrender our most basic freedom, the freedom of conscience. We cannot.”

Edwin Meese, who served as attorney general to President Ronald Reagan, said that patriotic groups have an obligation to stop Obama’s mandate.

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  • America was the place sought after FROM ITS START by people seeking FREEDOM TO WORSHIP GOD AS THEIR CONSCIENCE LET THEM… YOU CANNOT take this BASIC RIGHT AWAY & still be following the Constitution.. Please RECONSIDER your decision to interfere with ANY FAITH!!
    Thank you for doing about this infringement on the people’s rights..to worship God as THEY choose..

  • siteunseen

    The mainstream Catholic Church should never have accepted Federal Dollars to run any of their institutions or hospitals. It was done without Federal Aid before, and could be done so again. It’s called asking for donations, and going door to door if need be. That is how the Sisters of Providence started the First ever Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and it was over 150 years ago that they actually did that! People were poorer, and medical help was not even available. The Catholic Church should protest by not accepting Federal anything for their institutions. Fund Raisers and the generosity of donors can be relied upon. We need to block this mandate like it was poison. I know other Faiths are standing beside the Catholic Church in this. We have to be strong and deny Federal support from a Government who denies religious freedom. Providence Health System is one of the biggest Health Systems in the Pacific Northwest, and is in California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Stand behind them folks…your life depends upon it, as well as the most vulnerable which are the unborn and the elderly who will be cheated of their lives should this mandate come into action.

    • Cyn

      How right you are siteunseen!
      The sad fact is that by taking money from the government they are in the crib with them!
      This is why for years RC Schools refused government aide.

      I do not for one minute believe that the RC has not considered your simple logic . There are those even in this institution who serve mammon rather than God.

      • siteunseen

        I have a book written by the late Cardinal Spellman, and it was Pre-Vatican II. He said, in that book, that the Catholic Church would NEVER take Federal Dollars, because then they would be subject to Federal Laws and since it is a Church institution they never would do it. Well…here we are…after Vatican II…and they take Federal Dollars for everything, including schools, hospitals, and agencies. It has to stop, or there will be no Church left since this new Socialist Government will force them out of business.

  • Buck

    Why the concern on the assault on liberty alone ? Obamass has assaulted EVERY intent of the constitution from day one starting with his bailouts and healthcare demands . The time for concern was when all this started , now whatever he does he has implicit approval from all the other branches of government because they did not control him from the first violation . COWARDS !!!

  • siteunseen

    I also have to comment on this, because I’m not part of the mainstream Catholic Church, but a Traditional Roman Catholic who adheres to the Magisterium of the Faith incorporated into the Catholic Church by Jesus Christ through his Apostles, and not this semi-Catholic Church which steps on the Traditional Magisterium of the Faith since Vatican II. If these Bishops gave their approval to Obamacare in the first place, this whole positioning by Obama and cronies could never have taken place the way it has. They would have crushed it from the beginning, but they didn’t. They went along with it. Very, very sad to say the least. They’re reaping what they’ve sown, and now they’ll pay big time. Bishops of the USA you are complicit in this Obamacare Scheme, and you should hang your heads in shame.

  • Well, I only have one thing to say, what are the Conservatives going to do about it? If there’s one thing that I know about obama is that he want back off from taking your freedoms, rigging a deceptive election, and continuing to do just what he wants because he knows no one will step up and even attempt to stop him. There comes a time when talking does no good!