This is in response to the letter from Stephen Carnahan (Feb. 22). Carnahan misclassified the issue of birth control; it is a freedom of religion/conscience issue.
Pro-Obama advocates are continually naming the health insurance coverage mandate as a birth control issue when it is a religious liberty issue. Those same pro-Obama advocates will continue to do that in order to get Barack Obama re-elected.
The mandate tramples on the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., has spoken on the issue. He cited the demands of the government to force Catholic adoption agencies to place children in same-sex homes. Not just force that placing, but also that the Catholic agency sign documentation legitimizing same-sex families.
The state would not respect the moral teachings of a religious entity, rather it would force its secular ideology on the church.
In that same interview, Wuerl said, "Mr. Obama has a new/different idea of what culture should be." Does Barack Obama have the audacity to think his idea of culture could supersede the moral principles of the nation's Judeo/Christian heritage?
Richard Land, president of Southern Baptist Convention, has stated that social conservatives deeply distrust President Obama. They believe that Obama is the most liberal and most radical president America has ever had. He went on to say, "The conservatives believe that four more years of Mr. Obama's policies will forever harm the social, economic and cultural fabric of our country."
I say, amen.
Elaine Graham, Farmington