CHALLENGE PRESIDENT OBAMA
AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY!
Did you read or hear the President's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast??!!
You will be astonished, as was I!
Yes, we all know whom we're dealing with here, and how extreme he is on abortion. We also know how he attacks the religious liberty of countless Americans with things like the HHS mandate, which we at Priests for Life are challenging in Federal Court.
But on February 6, he gave comments at the National Prayer Breakfast that reveal an immense blind spot and an inexcusable contradiction!
I will let you read the remarks in a moment, and then I will invite you to sign on to an open letter I have written to the President about those remarks.
Now let me say at the outset that we at Priests for Life are not naïve. We do not think that by writing the President a letter, he is suddenly going to have a Saint Paul conversion. That's not what we're doing here.
But it is still essential to write to him for the sake of helping the public to reject his errors!
Consider, for instance, that recently a United Nations Committee called publicly upon the Vatican to change its position on abortion. Now they don't really think that the Pope is going to do that. But their target audience is really the general public. They are trying to influence how the public thinks about abortion, and about the Vatican.
So, by replying to this Action Alert and signing on to my open letter to the President, you are not only speaking to him, but to the American public whom he so skillfully misleads!
Consider this. In his Prayer Breakfast speech, he said, "the killing of the innocent is the ultimate betrayal of God’s will." Yet he supports unlimited abortion!
He also talked about human dignity in his speech, and said, "Central to that dignity is freedom of religion -- the right of every person to practice their faith how they choose" Yet his own HHS mandate prevents countless Americans from practicing their faith in the way they choose!
Either this is extreme blindness or extreme malice!
I do not presume to judge the President, and, out of love for our country, I respect the Office of President of the United States. But it is precisely because of that respect that I -- and all of us -- need to speak up at this moment!
Therefore, I wrote an Open Letter to President Obama, and I ask you to sign onto it with me.
Through the connections I have in Washington, DC, I will make sure that our signatures get the attention of the proper people in the White House. At the same time, and even more importantly, I will make sure that this letter gets public attention, to make people think about the core issues of abortion and religious liberty.
But I can only do this once the letter has a massive amount of signatures. So please take the time to read the letter and fill out all the fields at the bottom, so that your voice will be joined to mine as we speak out as concerned Americans and committed Christians!
And once you sign the letter, please do one more thing: forward this email to as many people on your list as you think will be interested in signing on as well! Let's make some noise together!!
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
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