Those who receive a lot of political newsletters and read a lot of political commentary pretty much know what to expect from each source. Maybe it’s just me, or maybe I don’t pay enough attention to what the American Family Association sends out — but their July 10th email surprised me with its language. It started with the subtitle — we used it for this post: “Yes, they hate Christianity enough to do this…”
Here’s the body of the AFA email:
Following last week’s Hobby Lobby ruling by the Supreme Court that Hobby Lobby does not have to pay for employee’s abortion drugs and coverage under ObamaCare, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and his liberal comrades wasted no time introducing an “Anti-Hobby Lobby” bill. Read Harry Reid’s racist comment about the Supreme Court.
Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) quickly introduced legislation this week to completely ignore the rule of law under the Constitution and employ Obama-style politics.
Reid has promised to bypass all committees to put this on the “fast track.” This means a vote could take place as early as next week.
Under Murray’s Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act, the attack against Hobby Lobby goes much deeper than even ObamaCare does. It specifically strikes at the heart of religious liberty by nullifying the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and completely terminating exemptions for all business, even those run by Christians with deeply held convictions about abortion.
This bill dictates that employers cannot interfere in their employee’s decisions about contraception and other health services through discrimination by (from Sen. Murray’s website):
- Banning employers from refusing to cover any health coverage – including contraceptive coverage – guaranteed to their employees and dependents under federal law.
- Stating that all federal laws do not permit employers to refuse to comply with the ACA requirement, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
- Including the exemption from the contraceptive coverage requirement for houses of worship and the accommodation for religious non-profits.
This is a very demented and hate-filled attack on Hobby Lobby and people of faith everywhere. The Democratic leadership in the Senate is firmly resolute in promoting their evil agenda on two fronts. One is the killing of unborn children. The second is forcing Christians to pay for murder.
From paragraph #1, note “liberal comrades” and “Harry Reid’s racist comment.”
From paragraph #2, note “completely ignore the rule of law under the Constitution and employ Obama-style politics.”
From the final paragraph, note “demented and hate-filled,” “evil agenda,” and those closing two sentences regarding “killing” and “murder.”
Bravo, AFA! Keep up the good work. We’ll never make progress if we employ wimpy euphemisms — this is an information war. We might as well get to the point, speak plainly, and call it like we see it.