By Tom Quiner

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America’s political Left is working hard to impose their perverse political philosophy on America: Liberal Totalitarianism.

It is characterized by increasing government control of all aspects of our life except one.

They call for massive new government regulations in running our businesses, in the way our economy is structured, in the way healthcare is structured, in every aspect, but one.

They want the state to move into our churches and tell us what we may and may not believe and who we must hire. They are adamant that the conscience of the faithful is irrelevant and must bow to the besotted wisdom of the elite.

They want control of everything except one area, and that of course is when it comes to the right of a human life to be born. They revile the rights of the preborn. They use their considerable clout to block even the most modest regulations on the billion dollar abortion industry.

They have set their crosshairs on the faithful with the Obama Mandate. By presidential fiat, Barack Obama will force religious organizations to violate their conscience by forcing them to provide services to their employees they find immoral, including abortifacients.

Some characterize this as simply a “Catholic thing.” It’s not. The president targets ALL people of faith including Jews, Protestants, and Muslims.

Is there anyway out of this for the faithful? Yes. Catholic hospitals must fire all non-Catholic employees and probably face anti-discrimination lawsuits. They must expel all non-Catholic patients and refuse admission of all non-Catholics in the future and again face anti-discrimination lawsuits.

Even worse, the Obama Mandate will prevent Catholics from carrying out Christ’s call to serve the needy, whether they are Gentile or Jew, white or black.

It’s not just Catholics who will feel the wrath of liberal totalitarianism. It is any faith-based organization that serves anyone outside of their faith.

One of the most thoughtful commentators on the subject is Fr. Robert Barron out of Chicago. I’ve posted his eloquent video above which any person of conscience will respect, whether they agree with him or not.

3 Comments

  1. irishsignora on February 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Mr. Quiner, thank you for your eloquence, your stalwart defense of the Faith, and your remarkable ability to find the perfect link for those of us who are trying to explain why this mandate is such an abomination to clueless acquaintances.

    • quinersdiner on February 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      Thanks for the kind words and for reading Quiner’s Diner. I appreciate it.

  2. Jeane Bishop on February 11, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I agree with Fr. Barron’s assessment that the “great opponent of liberal totalitarianism is the Catholic Church.” He says “Thank God” to that and so do I.

    Fr. Barron’s comment that the attack on the Catholic Church from the liberal totalitarian crowd is a “back-handed compliment” is right on!

    Thank you, Tom, you nailed it.

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