Catholic Church May Derail Obama's Re-Election

Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by pspr, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Catholic leaders upped the ante Monday, threatening to challenge the Obama administration over a provision of the new health care law that would require all employers, including religious institutions, to pay for birth control.

    As CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports, it could affect the presidential elections.

    Catholic leaders are furious and determined to harness the voting power of the nation’s 70 million Catholic voters to stop a provision of President Barack Obama’s new heath car reform bill that will force Catholic schools, hospitals and charities to buy birth control pills, abortion-producing drugs and sterilization coverage for their employees.

    “Never before, unprecedented in American history, for the federal government to line up against the Roman Catholic Church,” said Catholic League head Bill Donohue.

    Already Archbishop Timothy Dolan has spoken out against the law and priests around the country have mobilized, reading letters from the pulpit. Donohue said Catholic officials will stop at nothing to put a stop to it.

    “This is going to be fought out with lawsuits, with court decisions, and, dare I say it, maybe even in the streets,” Donohue said.
  2. Lets see if they get behind the Mormon who they say is not christian:confused:
  3. Let's see if your welfare gets cut off when Obama loses, KKK-47.
  4. OMG !! He's trying to destroy Catholicism !!!! Aaaaaahhhhh!!!!

    The CC's stance on birth control is immoral, evil and destructive anyway. It's time they got out of the middle-ages.
  5. pspr


    Who says he isn't a Christian?

    Mormon = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints


    Poll: Pastors say Mormons not Christians

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Most pastors feel strongly that Mormons are not Christians, according to a survey by LifeWay Research.

    The survey polled 1,000 American Protestant pastors and asked them to respond to the statement: "I personally consider Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) to be Christians."

    Three-quarters (75 percent) disagree with the statement, including 60 percent who strongly disagree and 15 percent who somewhat disagree. Just 11 percent somewhat agree, 6 percent strongly agree and 9 percent do not know.

    "Though pastors believe overwhelmingly that Mormonism is not Christianity, their opinions should not be confused with personal scorn for Mormons," said Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research. "A person can respect a religious group and even appreciate their commitment to traditional moral values without equating their beliefs with Christian orthodoxy."

    Mitt Romney’s Mormon Faith: Polls Show Americans Are Suspicious of Mormonism

    Even before Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, warned those who attended last weekend's Values Voter Summit against voting for former Gov. Mitt Romney because of his affiliation with the "cultish" Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints, Romney's Mormon religion has ostracized him from the start of the GOP primary race.

    The Republican primaries have been heavily influenced by the Tea Party -- and their largely conservative Christian supporters -- since candidates began throwing their hats into the ring earlier this year. Both former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a longshot candidate who is also a Mormon, and Romney have been hindered by questions over their faith, something Romney also faced during his 2008 presidential run.

    Jeffress' Comments Caused Stir

    Questions regarding Romney's faith came to a head last week when Jeffress, while introducing Gov. Rick Perry, denounced Mormonism as a cult and said Romney is "not a Christian" as a result. While Jeffress' comments caused a stir among reporters and pundits alike, they apparently went over well with the audience at the Values Voter Summit. That is because many religious Americans are generally taught to be suspicious of Mormonism.

    A September poll from the Brookings Institute, called "What It Means to be American," found that Americans are generally less tolerant of Mormons than other religious groups. Sixty-seven percent of those polled reportedly expressed favorable views of the Latter-day Saints, compared with 84 percent for Jews and 83 percent for Catholics.

    Moreover, a June Gallup poll found that almost a quarter of Americans -- 22 percent -- are hesitant to support a presidential nominee who happens to be a Mormon, a figure largely unchanged since 1967. In contrast, only 10 percent of respondents said they would not vote for a Hispanic and fewer than 10 percent said they would not vote for a nominee who is Jewish, Baptist, Catholic, female or black.

    Robert Jeffress: Mormonism Is A Cult

    Rev. Robert Jeffress, who introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voters Summit last Friday, reiterated that he views Mormonism, the faith of Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney, as a "cult" on Monday's edition of "Hardball With Chris Matthews" on MSNBC.

    Jeffress didn't back down from the eyebrow-raising suggestion and sought to clarify his remarks. He signaled he sees Mormonism as a "theological cult," rather than a "sociological cult," like the group led by Jim Jones, who founded the Peoples Temple. The Baptist pastor added that he believes that Mormons are not Christians.
  7. Poll: KKK-47 is a worthless loser.
  8. I did not do news yesterday, but I did warn that Obama might want to have something good to say at the start of the next news cycle. This is not going away, he needs to walk this back.
  9. pspr


    Common sense from RCG Sharpton!! Will wonders never cease to exist. :D
  10. Its a non issue imo.
    #10     Feb 7, 2012