Sunday, November 4, 2012

Religious Liberty - #4354 - The Future of Marriage Will be at Stake on Tuesday - Redstate (2) Bishop Orders Priests to Read Anti-Obama Letter at Sunday Sermon - McClatchy (3) 6 Perspectives on the Most Important Issues to Religious People This Election Cycle (Abortion, Contraception and Iran - The Blaze

The Future of Marriage Will Be At Stake on Tuesday - Redstate - The most important issue for conservatives on election night, aside for the individual elections, will be the question of gay marriage. Maryland, Minnesota, Maine, and Washington – all blue states – will be holding ballot referendums on gay marriage. In three of those states, we will be playing defense. If the ballot question passes, gay marriage will be recognized in those states. In Minnesota, we will be playing offense by proposing a state constitutional ban on gay marriage. Over the past decade, we have won 32 times – a 100% success rate whenever the issue was placed before the people. However, after 6 years of indefatigable campaigning from the homosexual lobby and criminal insouciance from our side, we face an uphill battle in preserving marriage. It’s especially rough that the landscape this year includes blue to very blue states. Nonetheless, the polls are tightening up, and if past history is any indication, we always overperform the polls on this issue. If you have any friends or relatives in these states, please advise them of the following information:  Read more......


Bishop Order Priests to Read Anti-Obama Letter at Sunday Sermon - McClatchy -  Joining the chorus of Roman Catholic clergy in Illinois criticizing President Barack Obama before next week's election, Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky ordered priests to read a letter to parishioners on Sunday before the presidential election, explaining that politicians who support abortion rights also reject Jesus. "By virtue of your vow of obedience to me as your Bishop, I require that this letter be personally read by each celebrating priest at each Weekend Mass," Jenky wrote in a letter circulated to clergy in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. In the letter, Jenky cautions parishioners that Obama and a majority of U.S. senators will not reconsider the mandate that would require employers, including religious groups, to provide free birth control coverage in their health care plans. "This assault upon our religious freedom is simply without precedent in the American political and legal system," Jenky wrote. "Today, Catholic politicians, bureaucrats, and their electoral supporters who callously enable the destruction of innocent human life in the womb also thereby reject Jesus as their Lord," Jenky added. "They are objectively guilty of grave sin." Read more..........

6 Perspectives on the Most Important Issues to Religious People this Election Cycle (Abortion, Contraception and Iran) - The Blaze - When it comes to faith and politics, some argue on the basis of the separation of church and state that the two must remain mutually exclusive. However, such a notion, in practice, seems difficult, particularly when it comes to public policy issues that either corroborate or conflict with individuals’ personal religious views. From helping those in need to taking a stand on abortion, the tenets of theology and politics regularly converge in U.S. politics. To obtain a better understanding of where liberal and conservative people of faith stand, this week, Patheos asked a diverse pool of religious leaders and bloggers to describe the most important issues to them this election cycle. The question, “What are the key issues at stake in this election for people of your tradition?,” yielded some fascinating results. Read them.....

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