We Are Not Racists or Reactionaries!

Did you know that the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, believes that those opposed to Obamacare belong in the same category of people as the segregationists who opposed civil rights in the 50’s and 60’s? That’s right she places the leadership of the Catholic Church, the pro-life movement and those defending their 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion in the same category as the White Citizen’s Councils and the Klan. We are as bad as those who assassinated Medgar Evers, beat the Freedom Riders and killed 4 little girls with a bomb one Sunday in Birmingham.
Why because we opposed Obamacare. It doesn’t matter that the Catholic bishops originally supported National Healthcare right up to the rejection of the Stupak Amendment. It doesn’t matter that the Church supported a national Health plan when both President Nixon and Clinton proposed it. All who oppose this program are as bad as racists. We must be greedy or prejudiced to oppose health care. The president could have gotten a better health plan with the support of the Church but instead he sold out to Planned Parenthood. Why blame us for opposing a plan that promotes the killing of children?
I’m glad she isn’t one of those politicians who make a big deal of proclaiming her catholicity while contradicting the Church because she certainly doesn’t get the faith.
As Catholics we are called to do everything possible to prevent abortion. We can not support it in any way. Some day we have to go before Almighty God and explain why we didn’t do all we could to save the lives of His children. Kathleen Sebelius, Joe Biden and President Obama will not be there as our defense attorneys. What they think or say will not matter in that moment. Their opinions don’t matter only God’s!
Face it Abortion is the great evil of our time, as bad as segregation, as bad as slavery. We deny millions the right to live. The African-American community is decimated by Abortion. How can opposing Abortion be considered racism?
Why isn’t abortion considered exploitation of the Black Community? Look where the clinics are located, predominately in urban communities or near colleges? Why is there any profit involved in Abortion? How much money does Planned Parenthood make off of abortion in black communities?
Why should government funds be needed? If it is so good, why aren’t the big foundations, Bill Gates, Beatty etc funding Planned Parenthood? Why are we forcing people who believe it to be immoral to fund it through taxes?
Why do we think it is right to throw out the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment? What will we do next? Will we force the Quakers and Mennonites to join the military, to fight in wars? Their religion forbids that but that’s irrelevant to this administration. Will we force the Amish to join the modern world? After all religious freedom no longer matters and the president knows best.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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