Glenn woke up this morning to see the front page of the Drudge Report showing news that the Church planned to take their conflict with Obama "to the streets". Kind of a bad way to start the day, right? The attacks on people of faith have gotten stronger and stronger, but at least now people are starting to push back against the needless intrusion of government into their churches and congregations. Glenn reacted to the news on radio this morning.
The battle over the Obama administration’s contraception mandate continues to heat up. On Monday, Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, made some bold proclamations regarding just how hard the Catholic Church plans to fight the government’s requirement that religious-affiliated schools and organizations cover contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.
“Never before, unprecedented in American history, for the federal government to line up against the Roman Catholic Church,” said Donohue. “This is going to be fought out with lawsuits, with court decisions, and, dare I say it, maybe even in the streets.”
Here, Donohue is calling for Catholics and supporters of religious freedom to join in peaceful protest against the mandate. Similar action (peaceful marches and events) has been taken in New York City, where religious groups have converged to fight a local ban on the use of public schools for worship.
Upon reading the news this morning, Glenn said that "every alarm bell in me went off."
"Because something is not right here. There's no way this President can lose the Catholic vote."
Glenn said that President Obama relies heavily on the Hispanic voting bloc for support, the majority of whom are Catholic. There were also many members of the Catholic clergy who helped lobby for ObamaCare to pass just a few years ago. Glenn said that the Catholic community believes in social justice, but that a segment of them believe that government should play a role in bringing it to fruition rather than relying on individual charity. Those that follow the more progressive philosophy sided with Obama on ObamaCare, not now he has turned against them.
So why is Obama so quick to dismiss them?
"Now they feel betrayed. And now they're angry. And now the Catholics are organizing as they should," Glenn said.
Glenn said that the administration has presented, possibly, a win/win situation for their side. If the Catholics do not oppose the legislation then they lose their moral ground. If they do fight back, it adds more chaos to the country.
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