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By Thomas Peters

2/7/2012 (2 years ago)

Catholic Vote (www.catholicvote.org/index.php?/site/)

The Church is ready to defend her conscience and constitutional rights

It's been amazing to watch White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dutifully take the podium day after day and deny that Obama has created a problem for himself by forcing Catholic individuals and institutions to subsidize abortifacient drugs, sterilizations and contraception.

Obama has declared war on the Church, but the Church is ready to defend her conscience.

Obama has declared war on the Church, but the Church is ready to defend her conscience.

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By Thomas Peters

Catholic Vote (www.catholicvote.org/index.php?/site/)

2/7/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Obama, HHS, contraception, Catholic, abortifacient, abortion, barack obama, conscience, contraception, election 2012, HHS, mandate, president obama, Religious freedom, religious liberty, sterilization


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online/NEWS CONSORTIUM) - Let me break it down for the Mr. President:

When over 90% of Catholic bishops have condemned your decision and promised not to obey it - you've got a problem.

When it's not just Catholic faith leaders who have condemned your decision and promised not to obey it - you've got a problem.

When "CHURCH VOWS WAR ON OBAMA" is the top headline on Drudge - you've got a problem:

When about every news outlet (with the exception of some left-wing and mainstream cable news outlets) are saying the same thing as Drudge - you've got a problem.

When your top liberal Catholic apologist, Doug Kmiec, withdraws his support of you - you've got a problem.

When, for that matter, practically every notable Catholic who has ever supported you withdraws their support of you - you've got a problem.

When your talking points are being picked apart as fast as you can re-issue them - you've got a problem.

When barely anyone even bothers with responding to your talking points - you've got a problem.

When the Catholic nun who helped you pass Obamacare tells you this needs to be fixed - you've got a problem.

When 154 members of the U.S. House of Representatives send a letter to your administration warning it to reverse course - you've got a problem.

When you've got U.S. Senators practically tripping over themselves to have the first bill up for a vote to reverse your decision - you've got a problem.

And when Vice President Joe Biden realizes there's nothing he can say to excuse this decision - then, Mr. President, you've really got a problem.

.. or, you know, maybe you're right. Maybe there's no problem here.

So how about we just wait until November and see what happens then?

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