So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Monday, June 30, 2014

Freedom wins another victory | More to follow? Let's hope and pray.

A bubble zone law restricting freedom of speech and association in Massachusetts was recently struck down 9-0 by the SCOTUS. Now, the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States have determined that businesses don't have to pay for the death of children killed by chemical abortifacients used by selfish people too entitled to accept responsibility for their own choices and the consequences of those choices.

Hobby Lobby won this round. Let's hope the legal actions launched by Catholics meet with similar positive results, i.e., the protection of religious freedom and conscience, which is to say freedom from interference by government.

When a government or group attempts to force Catholics to pay for contraception and abortifacients, there should be a universal outcry from all freedom loving Americans and Canadians. Sadly, many of our fellow citizens feel more entitled to having their hedonistic proclivities blessed and sexual material needs paid for by others than they are interested in defending Charter/Constitutional freedoms.
CLICK HERE for the full Supreme Court (USA) decision including 35 page dissent by that doyen of dissent Justice Ruth Batty Ginsberg joined mostly (all but Part III–C–1) by Justice Sotomayor and Justice Kagan.
Justice Ginsberg seems pretty upset that, in her view at least, the Court has set a precedent and bases her dissent largely on that understanding. Funny how "progressives" never have a problem with decisions that set precedent as long as those decisions agree with their agenda.

Or, perhaps the female Justices simply feel robbed of some protection for women's healthcare now that the men of the Court have placed their overbearing patriarchal paws on their Supreme ovaries? Perhaps Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan, progressives who never tire of using the same tired old specious rhetoric, are upset that those ignorant male Supreme's can't admit that contraception is, to their mind, a form of healthcare? Compared to Ginsburg's enlightened way of thinking, perhaps we're all a little old fashioned because we discriminate between a faulty technology that permits licentiousness (and contraceptive chemicals that destroy human life) and authentic healthcare that actually preserves life, eh?

Not unexpectedly, the Twittersphere is jammed with twits whining and stomping their feet because they fear we are no longer going to bless their prurient behaviour and they are going to have to pay for their own contraceptives.


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