Did anybody seriously think it would?If you thought he’d include such language, let me be the first to tell you something.
Brace yourself; this may be painful to hear.
order overreach only affects those religious organizations which, for whatever reason, contract with the federal government to provide goods and/or services.
But don’t imagine we can rest on our laurels just yet.
Obamacare blew up in Mr. Obama’s face because of the contraceptive/abortifacient mandate. What happened? Harry Reid and his gang of Democrats tried to legislate away the Free Exercise clause of the First Amendment; it didn’t even clear the Senate, of course, but that’s the here and now; gotta look long term and be prepared for another attempt when Democrats have more power than they have at this time.
And there are some folks saying this executive
order overreach is Mr. Obama’s response to the recent Hobby Lobby decision exempting businesses from providing abortifacients if doing so violates their deeply-held religious beliefs. In essence, Mr. Obama’s executive order overreach is saying, ‘Well, if you want to do anything with us, you’re going to be forced to submit.’
In the past few years – pretty much ever since Obamacare became the ‘law of the land’, we’ve been seeing assaults on religious faith – particularly Christianity – escalating here in the US. This November there will be an election in which we ought to be able to turn the tide against those legislators who are apparently trying to stamp out any and all religious dissention from their actions.
I’m no prophet, but I’m expecting governmental assaults on the freedom of religion to do nothing but increase over the course of the next two-and-a-half years, regardless who holds Congress.
Strap in, folks – it’s going to be a rough ride