Yesterday, May 21st, 2012, twelve lawsuits were filed against the Obama administration, by 43 Catholic groups. What the suits would have you believe is that insurance mandated coverage of contraception interferes with the practice of Catholicism. This is a stretch even for Catholics who are behind the record number of anti-choice restrictions introduced and passed over the last two years that all but destroy a woman’s right to choose and severely limit her access to contraception. Clearly the Catholic Church has no problem placing the government between a woman and her lady parts but it does have a problem with that same government requiring them to offer their employees, many of whom are not Catholic, contraceptive services through a third party. This hardly interferes with the practice of Catholicism, what it does interfere with is the Catholic Church’s subjugation of women, which is what the War Against Women, a true persecution, is all about. Let’s be clear, the Catholic Church is morally against contraception even though 98% of Catholic women use some form of birth control. The reason the Catholic Church is against contraception is because sex, according to church teaching, is for procreation only, not pleasure.
The Catholic Church was not founded by God but by men; the teachings of the church were not written by God but by men. For Catholic institutions to refer to the insurance mandate as, “an unprecedented attack by the federal government on one of America’s most cherished freedoms; the freedom to practice one’s religion without government interference,” is little more than propaganda meant to inflame the masses of very little brain. Last I checked the Obama administration was not rewriting Catholic liturgy, hoarding communion wafers, censoring sermons and holy texts, burning Catholics at the stake, and/or rounding up Catholics and shipping them off to concentration camps. That is what an attack on religious freedom by the government looks like, not an insurance mandate. I am tired of the lies; I am tired of the writings where the impact of church and religion, which is driving the conversation, is sidelined.
Live loud, love fierce and suffer no fools, Kat