Last Sunday, I posted about the recent attack on morals, the Constitution, religious liberty, the Catholic Church and Christians in general. I'm not shutting up now. It is time we wake up and take a stand.
We've been lulled into complacency and led to believe that this type of thing is okay. Even my college educated sister said this week, "The laws of the country must supercede any religious requirements or the country itself will fall apart." How does that happen? How do we stray so far away from our history? A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth.
We have a duty, not only as Christians, but as Americans, to reclaim that truth. Even if one doesn't care about this particular mandate, one should care the government sees it fit to tell a private industry what services must be offered. That is crazy for any business owner, not just the churches. One should care the government is no longer interested in the long-standing moral objections of businesses, universities, hospitals, and individuals. One should care the government no longer sees it fit to follow its Constitution. And as Christians, one should care that our own churches are being told to pay for services we believe are immoral in some cases and murder in others.
Find your representative here, and contact them to express your opposition to this mandate and government intrusion and failure to follow the Constitution: http://www.mocatholic.org/find-your-legislator/u-s-representatives/
Senator Roy Blunt is the sponsor of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, which would reverse this mandate. Contact him and thank him for his sponsorship of this bill here: http://blunt.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-roy
Contact Senator McCaskill and ask her to support Senator Blunt in his efforts: http://mccaskill.senate.gov/?p=contact
Contact President Obama and let him know of your disappointment with this mandate (with charity) here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments