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Did Obama mean to pick a fight with America’s two largest denominations?

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In an election year of all times, why would President Barack Obama choose to infuriate both America’s Catholics and Southern Baptists?

“It seems that Obama, in a classic act of hubris, has created the means of his own destruction,” writes conservative commentator J.R. Dunn in the American Thinker.

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“Chris Matthews on MSNBC recalled the other night that we Catholics grew up watching A Man for All Seasons in which Thomas More refuses to violate his conscience and is beheaded for it by Henry VIII,” writes liberal columnist Michael Sean Winters in the Daily Beast. “Obama has struck a deep chord in our culture, one he may not have recognized, which is damning in itself.”

Across America on Sunday, Feb. 12, Catholic church bulletins included statements from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website alerting the 77.7 million members of America’s largest denomination – which makes up an estimated 22 percent of voters – that “Never before has federal law forced citizens to purchase what violates their deeply held beliefs and ethical convictions.

“But now the Administration is forcing us to act as if pregnancy were a disease to be prevented at all costs. For many Americans, that means choosing between violating our consciences and forgoing health care — literally an unconscionable dilemma.”

Within Sunday’s liturgy, parish priests nationwide included in their prayers for the sick and shut-ins an extra line that the Lord would cause President Obama to change his mind.

What had their passions so inflamed?

The Obama  administration has ordained that all health insurance

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment bluebuss

    or is it that the President actually stood up for women. it is the first time insurance companys have provided birth control pills (not abortion pills) to women. it is time! i mean they provided viagra right?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Leah

    What do you mean by provide? Pay for free? When I used birth control my health insurance paid for part of it, like most meds, but it didn’t cover it all. I don’t think it should cover it all nor do I think it should cover all the expense of Viagra as well.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment bluebuss

    your point taken leah, but it is not a war on religion.

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