Woodstock, Illinois Rally Report
Posted by Diane Lewis (June 21, 2012 at 9:00 am)
The theme of this June 8 Rally in Woodstock, Illinois was “A little child shall lead them.” The children’s choir from the Vine Church in Woodstock opened the rally by leading the crowd in singing Lee Greenwood’s song, Proud to be an American.
And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. …
On Memorial Day Weekend, everybody sang and prayed, praised our military, both past and present, and, especially when Taps was played so soulfully, we didn’t forget the men who died for that freedom we so cherish.
But freedom isn’t free. What about the sincerely held religious beliefs that have been threatened?
The HHS Mandate requires religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-inducing drugs for their employees.
But the debate is not only about religious institutions; it is about the rights of conscience of employers (Catholic or otherwise) whose convictions require them not to include contraceptives, abortion-causing drugs, and sterilizations in the health-insurance coverage they provide their employees.
And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.
A crowd of 587 people stood together on June 8 outside the McHenry County Government Center in Woodstock, Illinois under the banner of freedom, which the HHS mandate threatens to take away. But “we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights,” which can never be taken away!