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Old Feb 20, '12, 7:33 pm
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"NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A group of evangelical pastors on Monday joined Roman Catholic clergy who oppose an Obama administration requirement that employees of religiously affiliated businesses receive birth control coverage.

Speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said more than 2,500 pastors and evangelical leaders have signed a letter to President Obama asking him to reverse the mandate.

While most Protestants do not oppose contraception per se, the letter calls the mandate a violation of religious freedoms.

"This is not a Catholic issue," Perkins said. "We will not tolerate any denomination having their religious freedom infringed upon by the government."

The signers also object to a requirement that contraceptive coverage include the morning-after pill and other drugs and devices that allow an egg to be fertilized.

The mandate does not apply to houses of worship, only religiously affiliated institutions like universities, hospitals and nonprofits.

After an uproar about the birth control rules earlier this year, Obama offered a compromise two weeks ago in which insurers, rather than religious groups, would pay for the contraceptive coverage.

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, promised to challenge the mandate both in court and in Congress.

"We are not going to stand by and allow our God-given rights, protected by the Constitution, to be atrophied, neutered, confined and restricted," he said."


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It's a little late in the culture war to be massing your forces. The enemy practically has their flag planted in your headquarters.

I suppose you could file this as better late than never but...
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Old Feb 20, '12, 8:18 pm
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It's a little late in the culture war to be massing your forces. The enemy practically has their flag planted in your headquarters.

I suppose you could file this as better late than never but...
My preference is to lean on
Faith, Hope and Charity.

Certainly progress among Christians calls for thankfulness.
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Old Feb 20, '12, 8:28 pm
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Let us marshall our resources and stand united against the mandate. This is a battle in defense of religious freedom. May St. Michael the Archangel lead us spiritually in this endeavor.
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An Evangelical guy on the radio said, "We are all Catholic today."

There is hope, and Catholics have absolutely nothing to be afraid of.


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It's a little late in the culture war to be massing your forces. The enemy practically has their flag planted in your headquarters.

I suppose you could file this as better late than never but...
You've got a point there Nec.
Why do we never hear about Catholic teaching on artificial birth control from the pulpit, or especially why no letters to the flock(s) from the bishop(s)?
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It's a little late in the culture war to be massing your forces. The enemy practically has their flag planted in your headquarters.

I suppose you could file this as better late than never but...
I pray that you are wrong.

I believe we will prevail over tyranny.
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You've got a point there Nec.
Why do we never hear about Catholic teaching on artificial birth control from the pulpit, or especially why no letters to the flock(s) from the bishop(s)?
Come to South Carolina. We've got some pretty orthodox priests here, especially the newly ordained.
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