Having already angered the Jews on his position to recognize a Palestinian state with borders reflecting pre-1948, and he is also on the 'outs' with Muslims––especially the leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan... now, President Barack Obama has really stepped in it BIG Time!
Seems now that the Catholics are preparing to go to war against the President for his administration's new health care law requiring all employers, including religious institutions, to pay for birth control, sterilization and abortion drugs.
There must be a strategy to this move. So what is it? Is Obama wanting to lose this election in November on purpose? Is he tired of the job? Has he had enough of DC, and, maybe in his passive/aggressive-intentional way, he is really trying to piss off those coalitions who supported him in '08... so they won't re-elect him this Fall? What other reason could there be for Obama implementing this provocative, mandatory law eight months before a major election, where his numbers are slipping––particularly among Independents and Blue-collar white voters, many of which are Catholics?
But the bigger question that begs to be answered regarding this law is where are the Black faith leaders and what are their positions relative to this?
It's a fact that Black church attendees are generally more socially and morally conservative than most. Truth be told, African Americans are not big advocates of gay marriages. Neither are we big proponents of abortions––even though abortion numbers have been going up in the Black community over the last decade. But, by and large, Black girls keep their out-of-wedlock babies... even if grandmama has to help in the rearing of those children.
Reproduction issues are 'major' in the Catholic religion as well. So it cannot be a surprise to the Obama administration that the head of the American Catholic League, Bill Donohue, has thrown down the gauntlet, even coming out declaring war in the streets against President Obama:
“This is going to be fought out with lawsuits, with court decisions, and, dare I say it, maybe even in the streets,” Donohue said.So now, the eyes of America now focus on where the Black pastors stand on this health care law controversy. Will our leaders turn a blind eye and ear to one of the most serious, significant components of this new healthcare law or will they hold fast to a cornerstone tenet of the Christian faith: the sanctity of life? *crickets* *crickets*
UPDATE: Catholics may cause an Obama retreat!