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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Then They Came for the Churches in California

This is kind of old news, but it's apparently starting to get reported enough for me to notice it. We have to be reminded that the homosexualists--while the most militant group seeking to ruin the Church and anyone tenuously connected to her--are far from the only group. The abortion lobby is just as happy to go for the jugular, though they only seem to have traction under the Obama Administration's tyrannical HHS mandate. Except, that is, in far leftists states like California, where abortion--including elective abortion--has been placed in in the category of "basic health services," and thus its direct coverage in all insurance plans is demanded by the state.

This includes insurance plans bought by churches (emphasis added):
For the past four years, the Obama administration and its friends on the Left were careful to claim that they still strongly support religious liberty while arguing that Hobby Lobby’s Green family, Conestoga Wood Specialties’ Hahn family, and others like them must lose. Principally, they contended, religious liberty protections could not be applied to Hobby Lobby because (1) It is a for-profit corporation, (2) It isn’t a church (and thus not a true “religious employer,” and (3) It is wrong on the science—Plan B, a copper intrauterine device, et cetera, they claimed, do not cause abortions. They implied, if not claimed outright, that they would surely support religious freedom in another case, but Hobby Lobby was unworthy to claim its protections. 
The State of California is now calling their bluff. California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion. Not Plan B. Not contraceptives. Elective surgical dismemberment abortion.... 
Several other California churches have received similar notices from their insurers, and others will follow. While California (like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS) exempts churches from its contraceptive mandate, there is no exception to this bureaucratic abortion mandate. This leaves California churches in the illogical and impossible position of being free to exclude contraceptives from their health plan for reasons of religious conscience but required to provide their employees with abortion coverage. 
To no one's surprise, one of the chief instigators of this brazen trampling of actual rights and civil liberties is the now-ironically named American Civil Liberties Union. And while I breathe a sigh of relief that I avoided having to relocate to California (or Massachusetts, or new York, etc which I am sure will contemplate following suit), it's only a matter of time before this kind of evil is forced on even the so-called "Red States."

America was once land of the free and home of the brave. As these kinds of laws take place, this reputation will be eroded under we are all naught but chattel to the state. And the state will serves it new gods, which are really very old demons: Moloch, or Isis, or Baal, or even Satan.

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