Contraception Mandate Not A Threat To Religious Freedom According To Catholics

Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by Free Thinker, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. catholics support obama on this one:

    WASHINGTON (RNS) A vocal contingent of Republican presidential candidates and church leaders are railing against the Obama administration's "war on religion," but most Americans can't seem to find the fight.

    A majority (56 percent) of Americans say religious liberty is not threatened in the U.S., according to a new poll released Thursday (March 15) by the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducted the survey in partnership with Religion News Service.

    The poll, which asked a wide range of questions, also found significant support for same-sex marriage.

    Even though Catholic bishops are leading the charge that the new White House mandate requiring insurance plans to cover birth control for employees is a threat to religious liberty, Catholics reject -- by a 57 to 38 percent margin -- the idea that religious liberty is under siege.

    What's more, nearly two-thirds of Catholics support the contraception requirements for publicly held corporations (65 percent), compared to 62 percent of all Americans. A strong 60 percent of Catholics say religiously affiliated colleges should have to comply, compared to 54 percent of Americans in general.
  2. I doubt it.

    The Pope has been aroud a lot longer than a President.

    Secondly, if Obama has so much support why is Obamacare in the courts?

    We should take a poll and check if Obama was aware of the contraceptive issue in Obamacare.
  3. Brass

  4. american catholic women ignore the pope. he is irrelevent. 97% of sexually active catholic women use contraceptives.
  5. Doesn't change anything. My Mother loves me and vice versa and I don't listen to her.
  6. Brass


    Are you suggesting Obama won't win a second term? Because you know he will.
  7. Personally, I think he is going to quit.
  8. Brass


    Speaking about the contraception brouhaha, does anyone see a parallel here: