I’m getting a little tired of groups interpreting the Constitution to fit their needs and criticizing those who disagree with their thoughts.
Groups squeal when their freedom of speech goes too far and becomes a topic of criticism by people, when they feel they have their right in the Constitution to say whatever they please. But when the public and media goes against them, it is “The Liberal media going after them.”
The Constitution speaks to the separation of church and state. The churches use that to avoid being taxed the same as a regular Joe, but they can’t seem to keep their nose of out politics, which to me is the same as being involved in government.
They’ll preach from the pulpit and tell their parishioners how they should vote with no regard to the separation of church and state; the Catholic Church, which is my religion, in some areas will not allow elected officials to take communion if they are pro-choice. When U.S. Senator John Kerry was running for president, he, a Catholic was denied communion as were other elected officials who had different opinions from the church.
Joe Biden, also a Catholic, had problems with his Bishop regarding communion, but somehow it got resolved. Some churches pushed the issue, some had enough sense to leave well enough alone.
Now there is a squabble regarding a law that says churches or organizations which are against birth control, must carry in their insurance coverage allowing coverage for birth control pills, and the churches are up in arms.
A priest was on Morning Joe today saying the government is interfering with their mission and their should be a separation between state and church. Really? Now that the shoe is on the other foot we’re singing another tune?
A compromise has been reached to make that group happy, but somebody will pay the premium instead of the churches…..give me a break here.
When I was a kid growing up when a family went to church they filled a pew. Today you may see two kids tops. Now either couples are becoming sterile, or impotent after two kids, or they are practicing birth control. If the ministry can’t figure the reason for the reduction of children in church, then they need to see me; I have a bridge I want to sell them.
Back in the day people lived on farms, they were self-sufficient growing and raising their own food, and mom usually made the clothes they wore and they all hopped into the family pick-up to travel. The shoe repairman kept their one pair of shoes fixed; times have changed. The farm is no longer, mom has to go to the grocery store, the kids have to have different shoes, and can’t wear the same clothes in the same week; designer clothes have replaced mom’s home brand, and now many mom’s don’t know what a needle and thread is for, and their mothers old sewing machine is now an antique decoration in the house.
The one toy for Christmas doesn’t hack it, kids have to have a car when they get their driver’s license, mon and dad work which means two more cars, and it take a lot more to raise a kid today.
We teach sex education in schools, parents buy birth control pills for their daughters, and condoms for their boys. Sex, whether right or wrong in this society begins early. An elderly lady today told me before she gave it up she had to have a ring on her finger. Today the ring is an after thought, if a girl is lucky enough to get one. Many prefer living together and not getting married.
Guess it like trying out a car before you make the purchase.
The churches may not want to hear this, but a report out today indicates birth rates are down in this country, as well as with unwed girls, and abortions are down as well.
So, what’s the problem and the fuss over paying for birth control pills if the people who work for the churches are using them? Should they be required to take a test to see if they are on the pill, tubes tied, vasectomy, and be fired the same as those who take drug tests and test positive are fired?