Obama Culture of Death Update™: The Obama Administration's Anti-Life Attack on Franciscan University
Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State and 2007 GOP gubernatorial nominee, asks "Will Obama Destroy Franciscan University of Steubenville?":
... [The Obama Administration] is attempting to crush The Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. Mr. Obama’s HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, is trying to force Steubenville to dispense abortion-producing drugs and pay for sterilizations. This is a Roman Catholic institution. Such things are strictly proscribed by the Catholic faith.My Comments:
Sec. Sebelius may be aware that Catholic institutions are required by faith and fidelity to their mission to uphold these principles. It is an indispensable part of their mission and their reason for being. To force a Catholic institution to violate the consciences of its faculty, students and alumni in this fashion is like forcing a Yeshiva to serve pork to Orthodox Jewish students.
This attempt to crush The Franciscan University of Steubenville is, tragically, not an isolated example. From the first days of the Obama administration, there has been a kulturkampf (culture clash) against Catholic institutions not seen since the days of the Iron Chancellor of Germany, Otto von Bismarck. It was Bismarck who attempted to put all churches and universities in Prussia under his hobnailed boot.
Writer Charlotte Allen wrote of the “Persecution of Belmont Abbey” by the Obama administration in 2009. There, too, liberal zealots were demanding that the Catholic school, founded in 1876, provide contraception, abortifacients, and sterilizations or face federal sanctions. This, according to the institution’s president, could lead to closing down the historic little college.
Chai Feldblum is a tenured professor at Georgetown University Law School. This is the oldest Catholic university in the country. Ironically, Feldblum, is also a homosexual legal activist. She was Barack Obama’s choice for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She told a panel at Family Research Council that if it came to a clash between what she calls gay rights and religious liberty, religious liberty must give way...
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What the Democrat Party can't control, they will attempt to destroy. Whether it's violating the conscience rights of Catholic organizations by forcing them to cooperate in the Democrats' worship of Moloch or the coming persecution of the Church over recognition of so-called same-sex "marriage", expect more of this ... MUCH more of this ... in the future.
And, just as with Sebelius, it will be the dissident Catholics and other left-wing "Christians" who voted for this anti-life administration that will provide them cover and help to usher in a new era in persecution of those who hold fast to traditional Christian faith.
(Hat tip: Creative Minority Report)
This Obama Culture of Death Update™ has been brought to you by Douglas Kmiec, all the fine folks at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good / Catholics United / Catholic Democrats, and countless other Catholics for whom "Hope" and "Change" trumped LIFE.
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