Blunt Amendment Fails; Rally for Religious Freedom Needed Now More than Ever

Posted by John Jansen (March 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm)

U.S. CapitolYesterday, the U.S. Senate had the opportunity to pass the Blunt Amendment, which would have rolled back the Obama administration’s HHS mandate that all employer health plans provide free contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs.

The Blunt Amendment would have protected the religious freedom of churches and other institutions from being forced to provide insurance coverage for “services” that violate their moral beliefs.

In other words, it would have restored what was, up until a few weeks ago, the status quo.

Yet the Senate voted down the Blunt Amendment 51-48.  In so doing, the Legislative Branch of our federal government upheld the Executive Branch’s grievous assault on religious freedom.

We the People Need to Stand Up for Religious Freedom

As important as it was for pro-life Americans to email and call their senators to encourage them to support the Blunt Amendment, it was not enough to stop the HHS Mandate.

This means the Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is now more urgently needed than ever.

It’s our turn now. We the People must stand up for religious freedom on March 23 and demand that Obama rescind the HHS Mandate.

Now is the time for us to exercise our First Amendment guaranteed freedom of assembly to protest the HHS Mandate’s assault on our First Amendment guaranteed freedom of religion.

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One Response to “Blunt Amendment Fails; Rally for Religious Freedom Needed Now More than Ever”

  1. Joan Sullivan says:

    I am a Catholic. I am a parishioner of Saints Faith Hope and Charity in Winnetka, Illinois. I do not know how our Pastor stands on this issue. I would like to initiate a “Walk for Religious Freedom” through our small village March 23rd at noon.
    Please contact me for ideas for the best success in this regard.
    Thank you, Joan Sullivan.

    March 6th, 2012 at 2:48 am