Shades of Gray

Holy War Over Health Care?

Posted in Catholic Church, General, Healthcare by Wayland Abernathy III on February 18, 2012

Holy War Over Health Care

It appears that Barack Obama has chosen the Catholic Church for his pilot program in infringement on the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion. To hell with Church teachings; to hell with personal principles; to hell with the notion of right and wrong; and most importantly of all, to hell with the document that defends all our rights, the United States Constitution.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney believes that the Administration struck an “appropriate balance” in crafting the policy. Appropriate balance for who exactly? The United States government was built upon a foundation that separated the Church and State. The Church cannot infringe upon the operation of the government. New rules within Obama’s health care reform law pose a massive infringement upon the teachings of an entire religious faith. Religious leaders from across the country are joining forces to fight against a stunningly brazen attack on religious freedom.

This issue is dividing people along well-defined schools of thought, with notable exceptions. Nancy Pelosi, a self-described devout follower of Catholicism, has decided to take a stand with the Obama Administration on this issue. Apparently, to Ms. Pelosi, church doctrine is similar to sagging skin; if it gets in the way, she trims it off and tosses it aside. And to prove how committed she is to the cause, Pelosi is more than willing to take up pew space at her church in San Francisco and defiantly continue to receive communion while courageously supporting a government edict that sanctions murder.

It appears that the war is just beginning.