Catholic organizations join forces against Obamacare
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:11
- Date May 22, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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-- the most influential Catholic institutions in the country not backing down for the big contraception mandate.
43 Catholic organizations are now suing the Obama administration saying the president's offer to accommodate religious groups is not enough.
Last night we heard from cardinal Timothy Dolan.
-- the president.
Once he wants to go ahead with his.
-- this proposal to offer.
This type of reproductive services.
We obviously don't agree without all but that's not the issue here.
The issue here is that he himself admitted that there should be an exemption for churches.
So -- the Catholic organizations at the case.
You're breaking down illegally for us that fox and legal analyst Peter Johnson junior do -- -- -- a -- a strong case and just of full disclosure -- -- represented some of these organizations in in the past.
And yet they allege in the lawsuit twelve different lawsuits involving 43 -- -- Catholic organizations.
That in fact the federal government.
Has engaged in discrimination.
Against churches and religious organizations.
That -- what the Catholic Church believes that come out and said it they point to Kathleen -- -- conduct.
About declaring a war and talking about a war.
And so I think that the lawsuit will be successful.
In some of these jurisdictions and eventually successful in the Supreme Court not tell you why.
The Bush Administration defines who is a religious institution.
Then one of the definition says the -- -- primarily persons who share the religious tenets but the organization.
Now the Obama administration.
Knows that Catholic organizations like the 43 that serve here serve all Americans.
-- Muslim people of all -- people of no fades so does say well you have to -- serve only Catholics.
And if you don't serve only Catholics -- you're not gonna get the exemption.
By definition that's ridiculous would and it doesn't constitute what the lawsuit mean when and institutions like Notre Dame are involved huge.
Notre Dame Catholic university Archdiocese of New York Saint Louis Pittsburgh Rockville -- Long Island.
Near you all across the country.
People have been together -- -- it's not about contraception.
It's about religious liberty it's about the First Amendment it's about laws this country that protect religious right.
-- -- if Obama cares kicked out by the Supreme Court in June does that change if they tear everything changed the whole thing amended that -- the suit is is is -- there's no.
There's no need for the -- Obama -- -- kicked out.
Based on a Supreme Court decision.
But the bishops the cardinals the nuns the hospitals.
The the religious institutions like Catholic Notre Dame and others are coming together and -- -- and we have a right we have a civil right in this country just like other people.
And it shouldn't be sullied and we shouldn't be made fun of we should have the right to do what we need to do the -- enjoy unbelievable things happened this week in politics and yet is if there's wind to deceive you very much -- -- -- -- junior and we come back.
We'll wrap things up and about two minutes yeah I was -- -- this thing.