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“We need to pass the bill (Obamacare) to see what is in it” Pelosi said

“The federal government should do what it’s traditionally done since July 4, 1776, namely back out of intruding into the internal life of a church,” (Cardinal Designate Timothy Dolan)

We are beginning to find out what is in Obamacare, aren’t we, and this is just the tip of the iceberg..  This is a direct and blatant violation of the First Amendment.  Amazing how  barack obama  and his minions are disrespecting the Constitution of the United States.  For years all I have heard is “separation of church and state,” but now we see that is only used to rip the ten commandments, manger scenes, crosses, et cetera from public view and prayer and bible reading from schools and public meetings and gatherings, which was a stretch to begin with.   This – preventing the intrusion of government into religion – is really what the First Amendment was talking about.  And this is only the beginning if we don’t rid ourselves of this “obamanation” in the white house.  And it also should be noted the democrats in congress are standing behind their leader.  Anybody who is registered democrat should run not walk to change their affiliation.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a sharp rebuke Wednesday from Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan that put even more pressure on the president to calm a widening election year uproar. The issue at hand was the president’s insistence that Catholic institutions provide free birth control to their employees.

Dolan came to the South Bronx to bless a library, but he had no blessings — just harsh words — for President Barack Obama, who wants Catholic institutions to pay for birth control, the morning after pill and other services for people who work for them.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/02/08/cardinal-designate-dolan-president-obama-needs-to-stop-intruding-into-internal-life-of-a-church/

“The federal government should do what it’s traditionally done since July 4, 1776, namely back out of intruding into the internal life of a church,” Dolan told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

All denominations and factions of Christianity need to put aside their differences and all people who name the Name of Chirst should unite to stand against this violation of freedom of religion.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoE1R-xH5To)

Posted:  02.09.12 @ 10:27 a.m.

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What Happened to Separation of Church and State?

FIRST-EVER CONVENTION INTERFAITH GATHERING TO FEATURE DIVERSE ARRAY OF LEADERS FROM THE FAITH COMMUNITY

 

DENVER – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced today the highly-regarded religious leaders and musical artists who will serve as featured speakers and performers at the first-ever Democratic National Convention interfaith gathering, kicking off the 2008 Convention. The interfaith gathering will be held at 2:00 pm MT, Sunday, August 24 at the Wells Fargo Theater, inside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Invocators and Benedictors to Include Pastor Joel Hunter, Rabbi David Saperstein, Sister Catherine Pinkerton, Reverend Cynthia Hale, Archbishop Demetrios, Cameron Strang.  (Strang pulled out at the last minute and did not appear.)

Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali of the Northeast Denver Islamic Center, Rabbi Steven Foster from Congregation Emmanuel, lifelong Democratic leader Polly Baca, human rights leader Reverend Lucia Guzman and Buddhist participant and University of Colorado Denver student Kathryn Ida will be part of the local faith community represented at the event.

 
This is the first time a celebration of this nature has been part of a Democratic National Convention. Delegates, elected officials, local residents, musical guests and spiritual leaders from many communities of faith will come together for this unique gathering. In addition to the speakers’ remarks, the program will include readings from diverse religious texts, prayers and musical selections.

First Ever interfaith gathering.  Is this the beginning of the change that Barack Obama is talking about?  This has no place whatsoever in a political convention.  This is a dangerous precedent for a country that believes in the separation of church and state, and this is way over the line to make religion an official part of the convention, a convention that is using $17 million of the taxpayer’s money.

I’m not buying what Barack is selling.  This just strengthens my resolve.  This is “different Kind of Convention” to be sure.

http://www.demconvention.com/the-2008-democratic-national-convention-a-different-kind-of-convention/

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2008/08/the_democratic_and_republican.html

Here’s a video of the entire service from CSPAN:

http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=280663-1

If this isn’t the merging of church and state, I don’t know what is.

Posted:  08.24.08  Revised:  08.25.08

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