Is it Time to Draw Some Lines in the Sand?
First, as I mentioned a couple days ago in Free for Coming, the courts in New Jersey ruled that eHarmony, founded by a Christian, Neil Clark Warren, had to offer a system whereby homosexuals could also be matched on “29 dimensions of personality”.
Now, of course, President-Elect Obama has promised that the Freedom of Choice Act would be at the top of his priority list; this godless legislation would effectively strike down all restrictions on abortion, and compel all hospitals with obstetrics programs to perform abortions. Never mind that a significant percentage of the nation’s hospitals are run by religious groups, notably Catholics, who are determined not to allow abortions to take place in their hospitals. And thus the question is raised:
Will the Catholic Bishops Shut Down the Hospitals?
In my humble opinion, the time has come to draw a line in the sand. Neil Clark Warren? Shut down eHarmony; your dream entailed helping couples find compatible marriage partners, not contribute to the moral decline of our nation. Catholic bishops? If FOCA is passed, and it comes down to it, shut down the Catholic hospitals. Will Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem close? Will others? There are principles at stake, and if people of faith do not defend the First Amendment against the encroachment of a government intoxicated with its own power, who will?