Religious Liberty: Obamacare’s First Casualty

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This week, two more Christian colleges joined other religious institutions in fighting back against that attack when they filed lawsuits against the Obama Administration for imposing an anti-conscience mandate under Obamacare. The controversial regulation forces almost all employers to provide health insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization, without a co-pay.
Heritage’s Sarah Torre writes that Geneva College, a private institution in Pennsylvania associated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, and Louisiana College, a small Southern Baptist school located in the middle of the state, have deeply held moral objections to the mandate and are left with no choice but to take their case to court:
With an offensively narrow religious exemption that will cover only some formal houses of worship, the mandate leaves many religious employers who hold moral objections to abortion and contraception without recourse. The mandate places the many non-exempted religious employers in an untenable situation: forced either to violate their beliefs by providing coverage of morally objectionable services or forgo providing employee health insurance altogether and pay hefty fines for doing so.
To date, seven lawsuits have been filed in response to this mandate, and those legal actions are but the tip of the iceberg of opposition to the Administration’s despotic directive.
The controversy began last August when the White House announced the anti-conscience policy as an interim final rule. Individuals and leaders from various faith backgrounds, including Roman Catholic, Jewish, evangelical, and Protestant traditions spoke out, prompting President Obama to announce an “accommodation” in response. But the proposal announced at a February 10 press conference would have done nothing to resolve the moral problem at the heart of the matter. In fact, more than 300 leaders to signed a letter deeming the gesture “unacceptable.”
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Nine US Sheriffs Call for Eric Holder to Resign

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VA Censors Citizens Prayers at Funerals

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Christian author: Glenn Beck actually New Age ‘anti-Christ’

Glenn Beck actually New Age ‘anti-Christ’

A Christian author and national speaker has just released a video in which he flays radio and TV commentator Glenn Beck as a pagan, New Age “anti-Christ” who is deluding many believers away from the Bible’s teachings and leading them toward Eastern mysticism.

Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend in Collierville, Tenn., who was once a defender of Beck, is now blasting the popular Fox News host based on content of Beck’s new book, “Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life,” co-authored by psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow.

“Back in August of 2010, I tried warning folks that Glenn Beck was a pagan, New Age, universalistic Mormon, and indeed, he now has revealed his hand,” Howse says in the video, which is based on a column he wrote earlier this year. “Beck’s book is nothing less than a promotion of universalism, postmodernism and pagan spirituality, also known as the New Age movement.”

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Romney: I Would Repeal ObamaCare

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Mitt Romney: I Would Repeal ObamaCare

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said this weekend during a highly anticipated speech to New Hampshire Republicans that he would repeal the federal healthcare law.

While speaking in the key early presidential primary state, the likely candidate went after President Obama’s healthcare law and defended the Massachusetts healthcare law he signed as governor that has come under fire from Republicans.


“I would repeal ObamaCare,” he said, according to The Boston Globe. “My experience has taught me that the states are the place where healthcare programs for the uninsured should be crafted, just as the Constitution provides. ObamaCare is bad law constitutionally, it’s bad policy, it’s bad for American families. And that’s one reason why President Obama will be a one-term president.”

Romney’s comments during the Carroll County Lincoln Day Dinner are some of his strongest against the federal healthcare law, arguably the Obama agenda item Republican voters dislike most.

The way he addressed Obama’s law, as well as his own, could preview his strategy on the campaign trail, should he decide to officially enter the race. The Massachusetts law could be one of Romney’s biggest political vulnerabilities in a GOP primary field.

He told the audience that his law is not perfect, but that it beats a “federal takeover” of the nation’s healthcare system.

“Our experiment wasn’t perfect. Some things worked; some things didn’t. Some things, I’d change,” he said. “But one thing I would never do is usurp the constitutional power of states with a one-size-fits-all federal takeover.”

In recent weeks, several potential candidates, such as Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), and other key Republicans like House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.) have attacked the bill critics have dubbed “RomneyCare” as a failed approach that mirrors the president’s plan.

The fact that Romney made his argument in New Hampshire is also significant: Winning the state during the GOP primary could be crucial for capturing momentum during the campaign.

Romney finished second in the state to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during the 2008 presidential primary, and the former governor spent much time in the state helping candidates during the last election. Both of the state’s House seats flipped to the GOP in 2010. Saturday night’s speech was Romney’s first appearance in the Granite State since the midterms.

Romney also rolled out other parts of his message, criticizing Obama’s handling of the economy and dubbing the nation’s economic woes the “Obama Misery Index.”

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Merger Could Take NYSE Out of American Control

A German company is in high-level talks to acquire the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street’s most recognizable institution.

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