Our Evangelical Brethren Sound the Call to Meet Us At Helm’s Deep! UPDATED

 

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.

  • http://strangefigures.wordpress.com Sharon Autenrieth

    Already on it, Timothy & Chuck. I put up a piece at my personal blog, and also at the St. Louis Post Dispatch online. You can read that here, if you’re interested.
    http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/civil-religion/sharon-autenrieth/standing-with-the-catholic-bishops-on-religious-freedom/article_b8a17fd6-51a2-11e1-a0a1-001a4bcf6878.html

    I think some of the commenters think I MUST be a Catholic, because why else would anyone care, right? Sigh.

    • Frank Weathers

      LOL.

  • http://strangefigures.wordpress.com Sharon Autenrieth

    Btw, Mr. Weathers, you’ve been doing a fantastic job with this story!

    • Frank Weathers

      Thanks. I add your article as an update to this post. Much obliged for all you help!

  • http://thecatholicsciencegeek.blogspot.com/ The Catholic Science Geek

    I LOVE the Lord of the Rings reference! Does this mean we’re men of Rohan? Or are we the Ents? Men of Gondor? Hobbits?

    In all seriousness, I’m so glad to see people of so many faiths standing by our side.

  • Mike McBride

    I am an Orthodox Christian. Our Standing Council of Bishops has issued a joint statement in support of our Roman brothers and sisters. I cannot recall a case where the church in the US stood as one as we are beginning to do now.


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