4Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, 5That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:Daniel 3:3-4
If you had any doubts over whether the State of California respected the diverse and multi-faceted religious beliefs these can now be dispelled. Agents of His Most-Lambent Auraness, Governor Gerry Brown have spoken. And, you, yes you Roman Catholic Church, will pay for elective Shop-Vac dismemberment abortions. They will be offered as basic health services on all health insurance plans in the State of California. Or as Kaiser Permanente explains to the clergy, here are the religious principles the State of California will now tolerate if you expect to have health insurance.
This letter made clear that the DMHC considered health care services related to the termination of pregnancies – whether or not a voluntary termination – a medically necessary basic health care service for which all health care services plans must provide coverage under the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act.
The decent and committed defenders of decency at The Life Legal Defense Foundation filed immediate protest to the US Department of Health and Human Services over the California Department of Managed Health Care’s blatantly targeted anti-Christian bigotry. As you can read below, they were touching in their sincere naiveté. .
“Forcing a church to be party to elective abortion is one of the utmost-imaginable assaults on our most fundamental American freedoms,” said ADF Senior Counsel Casey Mattox. “California is flagrantly violating the federal law that protects employers from being forced into having abortion in their health insurance plans. No state can blatantly ignore federal law and think that it should continue to receive taxpayer money.”
Why you silly Christians think your point of view matters in a state where a man like Jerry Brown can win elections by double-digit margins is beyond me. You are obsolete, Hannibal will feed babies to his fiery Ba’al. Yes, the DHMC whored itself out to the abortion lobby and the move is a pure power play. I’m sure the LLDF is correct in citing many illegalities involved in this gestapo tactic. It doesn’t matter. The guiding principal of the Federal Government under Barack Obama is to make ideological use of laws rather than to impartially enforce them.
The American People were stupid enough to elect Barack Obama. Therefore their religious freedoms are a quaint and very pretty illusion. Those freedoms will remain suspended until an awful lot of elected Democrats lose their jobs at the voting booth over this issue. After all, political defeat is the only force known to mankind that will alter the debased moral perspective of a Leftist.