Thursday, February 9, 2012

Women's Rights vs Religious Rights

As you probably are aware, the administration has arbitrarily decided, through an ObamaCare mandate, to force religious institutions to set aside their religious beliefs in favor of paying for contraceptives, abortion pills and sterilization procedures to their employees. Anyone who knows squat about the Constitution knows that is in direct violation of the First Amendment, which states emphatically that Congress shall make no law respecting establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof.

Liberals, however, like Barack Obama and Barbara Boxer are saying that women's rights should trump Constitutional Rights.

Let's get this straight - religious rights are in the Constitution, and are the ultimate law of the land. The rights in the Constitution are stated to be GOD given, not granted by the government, and therefore cannot be infringed or abridged. Women's rights, on the other hand, are not in the Constitution, and are only provided by government, not God. Moreover, women's "rights" are not true rights - a true right applies to every person, not just a specific group.

But here is the real kicker - the REASON liberals are trying to destroy our religious freedom, and it has nothing to do with women's rights - that is just a red herring...

Any woman who wants contraceptives, sterilization or abortion pills can get them from any number of non-religious clinics and hospitals. So the fact remains that allowing religious institutions a waiver would in no way prevent any woman from getting what she wants. Just go to a more secular clinic. Simple. Planned Parenthood gets millions each year to distribute contraceptives and abortion pills - women can go there if that is what they are seeking.

Since that is a fact, this obviously has nothing to do with women's rights. Liberals just use that to fire up support for their effort to weaken the power of religion in America. In fact, liberals would like nothing better than to completely destroy Christianity because it is the tenets of Christianity that hamper their agenda. Liberals want gay marriage - Christianity gets in the way. Liberals want drugs made legal - Christianity gets in the way.  In fact, the lion's share of the liberal/progressive agenda is anti-Christian, including their so-called "social justice", which is actually the opposite of justice.

To further the liberal/progressive/socialist agenda, Christianity needs to be marginalized, if not completely destroyed. That is why the liberal "Warren Court" of the 60's and 70's ruled against God every chance they got - prayer in school, abortion etc. And it is why liberals ever since have done everything possible to get Christianity out of public view. To put this in a historical light, the first thing that the socialist French Revolution banned was religion EXCEPT that which suited their agenda. Hitler banned much religion, as did communist Russia. Religion gets in the way of socialist tyranny, so socialist tyrants must destroy it.

And now Obama is making a direct frontal assault on Christianity by violating the First Amendment.

If the liberals can force religious institutions to support and pay for abortion pills and contraceptives, what stops them from deciding white meat is healthier than red meat, and dictate by law that all religious institutions put pork on the menu? That would violate the religious beliefs of both Muslims and Jews. But if government can do the one, it can do the other. Here's hoping major pig farmers are not big Obama supporters.

Never in the history of this great nation has the government ever had the audacity, let alone the power, to dictate so much to the "free" citizens. But this administration forces us to buy health insurance. It forces religious institutions to violate their core beliefs. It forces taxpayers to bail out industry. It forces taxpayers to blow almost $2 billion on "green" energy that goes bankrupt. It is even forcing states to bow to the government via a multitude of lawsuits. I guess Obama forgot that states have rights that supercede the government.

Getting back to the issue that started this post, if you are a reader of this blog I am sure you are smart enough to see through what the liberals are doing. They are destroying religion, and using bogus smokescreens like "women's rights" to fool ignorant people into supporting them.


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