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  • Senate Fails to Stop Obamacare from Fining the Good Samaritan

    Today the U.S. Senate failed to save religious liberty from Obamacare’s collision course with freedom.

    The Senate blocked, by a vote of 51-48, a bipartisan amendment introduced by Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) that would have preserved the religious liberty American individuals and institutions have enjoyed until this latest Obamacare mandate was finalized in mid-February.

    Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate for preventive services forces insurance plans, including those carried by religious employers, to provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization–even if such coverage violates their beliefs. Only houses of worship will be exempted. Religious groups that serve the public by providing health care, education, and basic food and shelter will be forced to violate their conscience or face penalties for dropping coverage.

    Good Samaritans now face a fine on faith. The Congressional Research Service reports that if employers don’t comply with the government mandate, they can be fined $100 per day for each employee.

    Americans are facing serious economic challenges, and many are in dire straits. Religious groups are often the first responders to serve those in need, but the Obama administration’s anti-conscience mandate now stands in their way.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) dismissed the First Amendment in his statement yesterday that, “It’s hard to understand why my Republican colleagues think this topic deserves to be debated in the first place.”

    Americans must defend our first freedom. Obamacare must go.

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    2 Responses to Senate Fails to Stop Obamacare from Fining the Good Samaritan

    1. Stirling says:

      It's amazing our argogant RINO's and Democrats, that sell their fellow citizens religious freedoms for promises of more "goodies." from the government..From a faith standpoint, those that have turned down liberty have sold out God, and should feel empty inside for their actions.

    2. kafantaris says:

      The First Amendment covers more than religious freedom. It also covers freedom of the press — including freedom to broadcast television. Nonetheless, this basic freedom was denied by an ally so close to us that we are willing to start WWIII on its behalf — to preserve the fair way it has been conducting itself in the world.
      As this ally gave only bogus reasons for raiding two private TV stations last week, here is an explanation which is as good as anything else it has said:

      When Palestinian TV is on, it shows Sesame Street.
      When it shows Sesame Street, it shows Bert.
      When it shows Bert, it shows it might be OK to be gay.
      When it shows it might be OK to be gay, the TV censors monitoring start to "come out."
      When the TV censors come out, they get friendly with the Palestinians.
      Don’t let your TV censors get friendly with the Palestinians.
      Go raid Palestinian TV

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