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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Religious Liberty Dies In America Today
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: As of today, August 1st, 2012, the United States federal government has turned against every Christian, Muslim and Jew in the United States. It saddens me that the country I once knew, as a beacon of religious freedom in the world, no longer exists.
At midnight this morning, the Obama administration's HHS Mandate went into effect, which abridges Freedom of Conscience for all Christians, Jews and Muslims in the United States.
Religious Liberty in the United States has always existed in two parts. The first part is Freedom of Worship, meaning the right to worship God as you see fit. The second part is Freedom of Conscience, meaning the right to abstain from moral practices that one finds objectionable according to one's religious sensibilities. Today, the second part of Religious Liberty, the Freedom of Conscience, abruptly came to an end in the United States.
Henceforth, religious employers of all types, must provide medical coverage for artificial contraception, surgical sterilisation, and chemical abortion. They must do this against their will, or be forced to pay stiff penalties and face possible jail time.
For the first time in American history, Christians are now forced to choose between obedience to the law or obedience to God. Christians must now choose between Jesus Christ and Barack Obama. Failure to choose Obama will result in criminal penalties.
Enforcement of this law can begin at any time, with or without warning, and it is expected that formal charges against orthodox Christians, Jews and Muslims will likely begin today.
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