Obama Administration: We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith

by Steve Ray on January 8, 2013

By Terence P. Jeffrey

December 29, 2012  
David Green, Barbara Green

David and Barbara Green of Hobby Lobby

 (CNSNews.com) – In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that involves the life and death of innocent human beings.

Because federal judges—including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor—have refused to grant an injunction protecting the owners of Hobby Lobby from being forced to act against their Christian faith, those owners will be subject to federal fines of up to $1.3 million per day starting Tuesday for refusing to include abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health plan.

The Obama administration is making a two-fold argument for why it can force Christians to act against their faith in complying with the regulation it has issued under the Obamacare law that requires virtually all health care plans to cover, without co-pay, sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs.

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Mike January 8, 2013 at 10:52 AM

I applaud the Green’s for standing up to the Obama Administration and I pray for the conversion of the United States. However, I found this sentence troubling, “Unlike Catholics, the Greens do not believe that contraception and sterilization are morally wrong.” Maybe I am wrong or being over-sensitive but if you are Christian shouldn’t you believe like one. Contraception and sterlization have been considered evil even before Christ. The first Christians spoke against this evil act and you can read the quotes from the Church Fathers.
Steve, keep up the great work for Christ’s one true Church!

Jacky January 8, 2013 at 7:27 PM

If we think about it Mr. Mike, the entire problem we have to day, that the Hobby Lobby is facing most intimately at the moment, is the fact that Christians have not been believing like they should and do not believe that contraception and sterilizations are morally wrong. Its the whole Humane Vitae gambit. This is where picking and choosing has lead us. God help us.

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