Over on Christianity Today, that is the message that Timothy George and Chuck Colson write to our Evangelical Christian brethren. Go read First They Came for the Catholics: Obama’s Contraceptive Mandate, An Open Letter to Evangelical Christians. Here’s a taste.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
As you probably know by now, Obama Administration has refused to grant religious organizations an exemption from purchasing health insurance that covers abortion-inducing drugs, surgical sterilization, and contraception.
The Catholic bishops in America have responded quickly, decrying the Administration’s decision for what it is—an egregious, dangerous violation of religious liberty—and mobilizing a vast grassroots movement to persuade the Administration to reverse its decision.
We evangelicals must stand unequivocally with our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters. Because when the government violates the religious liberty of one group, it threatens the religious liberty of all.
Amen. Read the rest and share it with your friends and family members, STAT. It makes a great segue for the White House petition, too.
UPDATE: Standing with the Catholic bishops on Religious Freedom, by Sharon Autenrieth.