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Okay, I'm hearing from people about this contraception mandate of the Obama administration that is basically the worst nightmare for Christians. It's the state saying, "You must violate your convictions or suffer the consequences." We all have known it's been coming for some time, but it's no less frustrating or concerning. And some of the comments I'm getting in the inbox are saying things like, "Obama's gonna back down! Obama's gonna back down!" Or "score one for the Church, it looks like Obama will blink on this." I'm telling you, don't fall for it.
Don't fall for it because it's not going to happen. Oh, it may look like it's going to happen. It may happen temporarily, but you have to know who and what you're dealing with here. This is not a movement that gives one rip about your religious convictions. They think that your convictions are antiquated, outdated, backwards and discriminatory. You know that's the case if you've been looking at anything they've said about the Christian teaching on homosexuality or family or anything. For the last decade we've been hearing these leftists become increasingly hostile towards Christian doctrine.
They call it "crackpot" stuff. They ban it from schools and from courtrooms. They pass hate speech laws that silence its preaching. And so for anyone to think that Obama and his team are serious when they say that they want to respect people's convictions, you're way too gullible. Here's the story where this false hope comes from:
Roman Catholic pressure to get the Obama administration to back down from its insistence that they provide free contraceptives in their healthcare plans appeared to be paying off on Tuesday.
Now the White House may be ready to work with the church to find a way to get around the mandate, said David Axelrod, a top adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
"I think we need to lower our voices and get together," Axelrod told MSNBC's Morning Joe.
"We certainly don't want to abridge anyone's religious freedoms, so we're going to look for a way to move forward that both provides women with the preventative care that they need and respects the prerogatives of religious institutions."
And that's what has all these faithful and good Christians so excited. They are saying, "Hooray, we're winning!" And I'm not wanting to discourage anyone from the fight. By all means, keep fighting! Keep up the pressure. Don't misunderstand here. What I'm saying is to look at that statement, "I think we need to lower our voices and get together." Who's the one who drove us apart, David? Your policy. And you can't tell me that they had no idea that such a mandate would be offensive to Christians.
By the way, all this was being discussed - the church's opposition and the administration's listening - BEFORE they came out with their mandate. They knew about this. So all this crap about lowering our voices and getting together is absurd. It's exactly what they want you to do. Shhh. Be quiet about it. It's an election year, after all.
When David Axelrod says "We certainly don't want to abridge anyone's religious freedoms," that ought to cause hysterical laughter from every Christian in the country. These are the folks that tried to push through ENDA. They've pushed through military restrictions on the expression of Christian faith. They've compelled businesses into compliance with homosexual demands. They've repealed the military ban on homosexuality. They've enacted the largest expansion of abortion services since Roe v. Wade - and it's financed by tax dollars. What Axelrod means is "We certainly don't want anyone made aware that we are abridging their religious freedoms." That's what he means.
And check out the very next line:
"The president and the administration will move forward, but with a grace period or time period in order to work this thing through," Axelrod added. "We want to resolve it in an appropriate way."
Can I translate that? "We're gonna do what we have already said, but we're going to try to delay any outrage until after November 2012." Christians that fall for that are dupes. Resist it now. Resist it loudly. And know that your resistance has to reach the ballot box in November or it's only going to get worse - much worse - from here.