Hobby Lobby, the Christian owned and operated national hobbies retail chain, is suing the Federal government over its requirement under the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) to provide and pay for contraceptives including the “morning after” pill. Among 27 organizations to file similar lawsuits so far, it is the largest private organization to do so. In essence their suit claims that the government cannot force it to provide and pay for services which result in the death of a baby in the womb, which is strictly against their religious beliefs. Read the full article here. http://ow.ly/dGsbu
For the record, I stand with Hobby Lobby, and so should you. But there is something more sinister happening here. It is not a new revelation that our current Presidential administration, under the direction of Barack Obama has sought to fund abortions in this country and around the world. These are facts. What I want to clearly point out is that it is not only a mistake to shrink back from taking a stand about which persons should be running our government, but to be silent on such matters is a shameful abdication of your charge as a Christian. We are supposed to be outspoken for Christ, His commandments and the precepts of the very Gospel He died for. And so with this new law in effect, we must speak out and bring about change.
This is a matter of life and death. When there is baby in the uterus and a woman takes the morning after pill, it murders the baby. Both public and private institutions will be forced by the government to only provide this “service” to its employees, but also to pay for it. The government is not supposed to pay for abortions, so the Obama administration has signed a bill (which no one read before voting for it) into law that forces us all to pay for it. If Hobby Lobby loses their lawsuit, in January when you shop there, some of your money (their revenues) will fund abortions.
What Christian who knows the word of God condones abortion? What Christian cannot put the pieces of this puzzle together and draw the simple conclusion that our elected officials are forcing us to commit murder. What Christian is not outraged that our very own government would force us by the law of our land to commit this crime. What Christian would stand idly by and allow a person to steal their money to be used for sinful purposes, or allow a person to force a loved one to have an abortion. My friends our government is doing just that. If you had a close family member who was contemplating abortion, what would you do? Would you stay silent? I hope not. I hope that you would lovingly present Jesus’ gospel of life to her and help her to find another way to deal with the pregnancy. I hope you would make it your business, or more importantly carry out God’s business on earth, and contend for the preservation of that one single life. What then is the difference between speaking to the close family member and the exercising of our constitutional right, and duty, to vote our conscience for the purpose of ensuring that our values and beliefs are institutionalized and upheld by the officials we elect.
Fortunately we do not have rise up in arms to stop this, we just have to press a button in the voting booth and care enough to encourage others to do the same. We need to speak up against this law and vote against anyone who supports it in November.