Sherry A. Phillips

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Cardinal Dolan and 40 other Catholic Dioceses sue Obama Administration

Yes! Did Obama and his administration really think they were going to trample all over the Constitution and no one was going to stand up and say, “No!”?

Apparently so, but that’s not the way things work here in the United States of America.

To break it down for you, Obama’s administration thought they could tell the Catholic church they had to provide birth control and “morning after pills” (abortion pills) under any insurance the Catholic church provides to their employees under the new Healthcare plan. The problem with that is that the Catholic Church does not believe in these things and it goes against the teachings of their church (freedom of religion anyone?).

So the Catholic church said, “Take a hike and on top of that hike, we’re going to sue you for violating our Constitutional rights!”

From CNS News:

The Archdiocese of New York, headed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., headed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the University of Notre Dame, and 40 other Catholic dioceses and organizations around the country announced on Monday that they are suing the Obama administration for violating their freedom of religion, which is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

The dioceses and organizations, in different combinations, are filing 12 different lawsuits filed in federal courts around the country.

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. has established a special website–preservereligiousfreedom.org–to explain its lawsuit and present news and developments concerning it.

“This lawsuit is about an unprecedented attack by the federal government on one of America’s most cherished freedoms: the freedom to practice one’s religion without government interference,” the archdiocese says on the website. “It is not about whether people have access to certain services; it is about whether the government may force religious institutions and individuals to facilitate and fund services which violate their religious beliefs.”

The suits filed by the Catholic organizations focus on the regulation that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last August and finalized in January that requires virtually all health-care plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives, including those that can cause abortions.

Can you imagine Obama telling Muslim restaurants they have to start cooking pork in their kitchens? No, me either.

It’s the Catholics he’s got a problem with.

And I hope Carinal Dolan and the rest of the Dioceses kick this administration’s backside to the curb!

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