Obama Administration: We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith
Obama has shown great skill in shredding the very constitution he swore to defend ever since he took (and he sure did "take" it) office.
He has also shown great disdain for anything to do with Christianity while trying to deceive us into believing he is a Christian because well, he says he is a Christian. Meanwhile he continues his love affair with abortion and gay rights. Huh? I must be reading the wrong bible.
Anyway, consider this, four Thanksgivings have come and gone under his administration and never once has he, during any of his Thanksgiving speeches actually given thanks to God. Coincidence you say? How about this then; every single time Obama quotes the Declaration of Independence, and he has often, he leaves out or skips over "endowed by our Creator". Yet, he is believes the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” I bet he does since he wears a ring inscripted with 'THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH'You can also watch him mock the bible on you-tube before he was President which of course must mean he is a Christian since Christians do that all the time, you know, mock God's Word. Sure. (See "Obama's War on Christianity here)
As 2013 begins a new reign of terror...oops, sorry, a new term for the President who doesn't care much for those of us who "cling to our guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren't like them", rest assured that this President will continue on his course of fundamentally transforming the United States into his image which of course includes, but is not limited to, the first amendment.
(CNSNews.com) - In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that involves the life and death of innocent human beings.
Because federal judges... have refused to grant an injunction protecting the owners of Hobby Lobby from being forced to act against their Christian faith, those owners will be subject to federal fines of up to $1.3 million per day starting Tuesday for refusing to include abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health plan.
The Obama administration is making a two-fold argument for why it can force Christians to act against their faith in complying with the regulation it has issued under the Obamacare law....
 ...Americans lose their First Amendment right to freely exercise their religion when they form a corporation and engage in commerce. A person’s Christianity, the administration argues, cannot be carried out through activities he engages in through an incorporated business.....
[In effect] the Washington Post, as a corporation, can use its First Amendment-protected freedom of speech to write editorials in support of the Obama administration imposing its contraception mandate on businesses like Hobby Lobby. But the members of the family that created and owns Hobby Lobby, because they formed Hobby Lobby as a corporation, have no First Amendment freedom of religion that protects them from being forced by the government to act against their religious beliefs in providing abortion-inducing drugs....
 Here the administration argues it can force a person to act against his religion so long as the coercion is done under the authority of a law that is neutral and generally applicable—in other words, as long as the law was not written specifically to persecute Christians as Christians, the government can use that law to persecute Christians.
Hobby Lobby is a family business. David Green created it in his garage in Oklahoma City in 1972. ... it now operates 500 stores in 41 states. ... Through Hobby Lobby, the Greens have created more than 13,000 jobs....
The Greens, who are Evangelical Christians, do not suspend their religious beliefs while running their businesses. Instead, they strive to run them fully in accordance with their Christian beliefs. They are unanimous in stating that they have always “sought to run Hobby Lobby in harmony with God’s laws and in a manner which brings glory to God.” They do not have two sets of morals—one for when they are at church or at home and another for when they are working on their businesses. ... For example, they close their business on Sundays, so their employees can spend that day with their families, and they pay their full-time workers a minimum hourly wage of $13, which is far exceeds the federal minimum wage.
They also provide their employees with a generous self-insured health care plan, and they even operate an on-site, cost-free health clinic at their corporate headquarters. But, guided by their Christian faith, the Greens believe that human life begins at conception and that aborting on unborn life is wrong. ...
Will the Obama administration compel Christians to act against their faith? As of now, the answer seems plain: Starting Tuesday, it will.