On January 20, the Obama administration made it clear that the new HHS mandate requiring employers to provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortifacient drugs through their insurance plans would be imposed on religious institutions.
The HHS provided a “religious exemption” so narrow that it would exclude Catholic hospitals, universities and charities, forcing these institutions to act in direct opposition to Catholic teaching through the health care plans they provide.
Institutions run by other religious organizations would be similarly affected.
Religious leaders across the country have been speaking out against the HHS Mandate, including 171 Catholic bishops, and numerous lawsuits have been filed by Catholic institutions.
And now it’s time for direct, grassroots activism!
On March 23 at Noon, concerned citizens will gather outside federal buildings in cities across the United States to rally in defense of religious freedom and stand up against the HHS Mandate.
Join the effort! Find a Rally for Religious Freedom in a city near you.
Winston Salem has a group already started, like their facebook page to stay informed of the details of the event.
Has your area planned a rally? If so, please let us know so we can help spread the word! Leave a comment under this post, tweet us @NCTEAParty, Leave a post in our discussion group, or even email Wendy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.