Skip to comments.ObamaCare's Mandate To Shut Down Little Sisters Of The Poor
Posted on 09/28/2013 3:37:31 PM PDT by raptor22
ObamaCare: A group of nuns dedicated to caring for the elderly poor is suing to prevent an uncaring administration from shutting down their compassionate order over their refusal to obey the contraception mandate.
There is no clearer or sadder example of the Obama administration's war on the First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty than the demand by the Department of Health and Human Services to violate their religious consciences or pay heavy fines.
HHS has ruled that if the Sisters don't offer insurance policies to their employees that include free coverage for sterilization procedures, artificial contraceptives and abortifacients, these vowed-to-poverty women will have to pay about $1 million in IRS fines, effectively making their work nearly impossible.
The Little Sisters of the Poor are a global Roman Catholic congregation of women, founded in 1839 by St. Jeanne Jugan. They operate homes in 31 countries, where they provide loving care for more than 13,000 needy elderly persons. Thirty homes are in the U.S.
Last Tuesday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor. It questions the HHS ruling that, while houses of worship are exempt from the contraception mandate, the Little Sisters of the Poor are merely a social service organization that serves and hires non-Catholics, so it does not qualify for an exemption.
"The Little Sisters are driven by their religious faith to do what they do in terms of taking care of the elderly poor," said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel for the Becket Fund. "The government should not be telling them they have to violate that faith to keep serving the poor."
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This administration are bastards
Because a group of nuns caring for elderly widows needs easy access to contraceptives. Liberal logic 101.
“This administration are bastards”
Correction...MARXIST/COMMUNIST BASTARDS !
The fact that they have to sue is but another example of Obama's war on the Catholic Church and Christianity in general.
If they were "Moslems for Fossils" they would have already obtained their waiver.
obama is worse that the worst President we have ever had. He's quintessential evil.
Attention Charles Rangel, attention Charles Rangel...
Look over here and see what those horrible Catholics are doing for the poor....
Rep. Charles Rangel: Republicans risk eternal damnation with welfare cuts
Speaking of the downtrodden, Mr. Rangel continued: He said he was hungry, you didnt give him food stamps. He was thirsty, you didnt purify the water. He was naked, you didnt give him Social Security. And God knows he was sick and you gave him no comfort. Can you imagine if 60 million Catholics became missionaries just for the poor, the sick and the uninsured?
Don't anger God, he has the last word...always
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Exactly right. This has been discussed since last year at our church. Liberals are fine with "religion" as long as it's constrained to an hour on Sundays. But don't dare try to live or share the gospel in an active way; then you're a criminal.
Anyone familiar with the Little Sisters knows that most of them are well into their later years. They care for some of the "throwaways" -- old people who literally have no one. Yet, our "benevolent" libs are only too anxious to see these poor souls forgotten, all because some entry-level secretary -- who in MOST cases probably doesn't care anyway -- wasn't allowed to get free pills.
Liberals are demonic.
More of Obama’s war on Christianity.
He is a servant of Lucifer.
One day he will join him.
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“Freedom of worship was guaranteed in the constitution of the former Soviet Union,” Cardinal George wrote in a column in the Catholic New World. “You could go to church, if you could find one. The church, however, could do nothing except conduct religious rites in places of worship no schools, religious publications, health care institutions, organized charity, ministry for justice and works of mercy that flow naturally from a living faith. We fought a long Cold War to defeat that vision of society.”
A little more seriously, if they lose their lawsuit they should just refuse to pay rather than shutting down their homes. It would be horrible publicity for Obama if the IRS tried to snag the million dollar fine from the sisters' bank account and it would be even worse to see them marched out of the convent in cuffs.
Sadly, most of the liberals I know will applaud this result. Their hatred of Christianity is boundless.
Stinking rotten commies.
The sisters should tell the anti-Christ Obama to go back to its father, Satan, and challenge the illegal regime to sue them in court.
“The fact that they have to sue is but another example of Obama’s war on the Catholic Church and Christianity and American in general.”
There, fixed it for you.
Good meets evil.
The good sisters thought they were on the sidelines in this war, just doing good without having to face evil. They were wrong, and I find that incredibly sad.
“ObamaCare: A group of nuns dedicated to caring for the elderly poor is suing to prevent an uncaring administration from shutting down their compassionate order....”
Not to worry — our Catholic VP will take care of this.
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