Once upon a time in 1868, a Roman Catholic order, the Little Sisters of the Poor, established their charity in America. Dedicated to serve the poor and dying, the Little Sisters have provided nursing home and hospice care in 30 American cities for 146 years. These gentle nuns live by their sacred beliefs that support all life from babies in the womb to the elderly.
But, oh dear! oh dear! Their continued existence as a charitable group came into doubt when a poisonous cloud of religious intolerance engulfed the land. The God-less political elites, supported by those in the White House, declared war against all religious organizations (including the Little Sisters of the Poor) and demanded they promote death . . . instead of life . . . or else.
Holy Moly, how did our country reach this point? Why did we-the-people not pay attention when the God-less came after our Constitution’s 1st Amendment?
In this Jan. 14, 2014 photo, Mother Dominica speaks about the cloistered life from behind the grille in the visiting parlor at the Corpus Christi Monastery of the Poor Clares in Rockford, Ill. Mother Dominica joined the order in 1982 after 15 years as an active sister. The Appleton, Wis., native she knew in sixth grade that she wanted to be a cloistered nun, a calling she said comes from God. (AP Photo/Rockford Register Star, Max Gersh)
Attacks against America’s Judeo-Christian foundation began a few years ago when the greeting, “Merry Christmas,” was declared to be intolerant and therefore “politically incorrect.” Next on the chopping block were public school Christmas pageants. Instead of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, re-scripted winter holiday programs celebrate the birth of Frosty the Snowman.
Judeo-Christian religious principles began to fade from public school curriculum, while at the same time, Islamic doctrine was being introduced. If you wonder who launched this program, look no further than the Oval Office. Surrounded by Muslim Brotherhood advisors, America’s president decreed our children must be made aware of the Islamic influence that assisted in the formation of the founding principles of our country. Really? Mohamed on the Mayflower?
But, I digress. Islamic indoctrination in public schools will be a tale for another day.
Achievement of the goal to collapse America’s Judeo-Christian foundation required the execution of two major events: a national calamity and the ascension of a progressive, God-less administration to lead the charge.
Event number one, a disastrous housing bubble, initiated by the peanut farmer (Jimmy Carter) and expanded by Slick Willy (Bill Clinton), exploded just prior to the 2008 election. This wiped out retirement accounts, diminished home values, and killed jobs as it sucked away 30 to 40 percent of middle-class Americans’ personal wealth. The economy tanked. Moms and dads and grandmas and grandpas tossed and turned at night, terrified about what the future might hold for their country.
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Event number two occurred right on schedule. Tah! Dah! Into the darkness of despair charged Prince Hope-n-change, accompanied by his charming wife who had suddenly “become proud of her country for the first time.” His teleprompter speeches (written by others) promised to fix the faltering economy and right all wrongs that plagued the land. Yessiree. He was the “chosen one” who would restore a happily-ever-future for all citizens. Period. Period. Period.
A master of bamboozle-ment, Prince Hope-n-change was elected President without anyone noticing that his best pals and trusted advisors included progressives, socialists, union bosses, thugs, community organizers, radical college professors, and a commie or two. No one noticed how his spiritual mentor, a hate-spewing minister, frequently shouted, “God Damn America,” against the country that had given his protégée more than equal opportunities in the first place.
Hmmm. While listening to these diatribes (for 20 years), did the Prince stand up in righteous indignation and demand an apology on behalf of his country? HAHAHA! You gotta’ be kidding me.
The new president and his progressive minions marched in lock-step toward total control of America. Their powerful political machine began to dismantle and fundamentally transform our God-loving democracy into a model of socialism, devoid of God or morals or liberty.
[sharequote align="center"]Government declared war against all religious organizations and demanded they promote death or else[/sharequote]
However, in order to achieve their goal, the God-less ones first had to eliminate a major obstacle: freedom of religion.
So, what happened? Were drones directed to bomb all churches? Of course not. Silly you. The anti-God thugs slithered about under the cover of darkness (as usual) and buried their anti-God intentions in a 2,700-page law that was passed before anyone could read it.
Under the nicey-nicey falsehood of providing wellness for every single person in the country, Congress (controlled by the God-less) strong armed passage of the Unaffordable Healthcare Law. Then, surprise, surprise, surprise! It was discovered that, tucked inside the fine print, was authority for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to set rules and regulations as she darn pleased. Directed by her superiors, she decreed that all religious organizations, including the Little Sisters of the Poor, must follow the letter of the law and provide their employees with health insurance coverage for contraceptives, sterilization, morning-after pills, and abortions . . . or else. Non-compliance would bring ruinous fines and result in closure of their clinics, nursing homes, daycare centers, hospitals, schools, and churches.
With the stroke of a pen, war was declared against religion and all religious-based organizations, including the Little Sisters of the Poor. Armed with rules and regulations, the God-less bullies tried to strong arm the nuns into compliance. They hid behind the law of the land to initiate their death blow to freedom of religion. It seemed to be working, until . . .
Ninety-one religious organizations challenged the rule regarding mandatory health insurance coverage that violated their religious beliefs. They were granted temporary reprieves by the courts. But, when the Little Sisters of the Poor filed for a waiver, the Tenth Court of Appeals turned them down cold.
In a move first made famous by the snake who offered the apple to Eve, the Little Sisters were urged to “just take a little bite. Sign an unimportant piece of paper that allows someone else (a third party) to provide contraceptives, sterilization, morning-after pills, and abortions for you.”
“What, are you nuts or just plain stupid?” responded the Little Sisters of the Poor. “In our name means in our name. Either you are a failed graduate of America’s public school system or you do not understand simple English. In our name means that we agree to these actions, even when performed by a third party. Listen up you God-less dunderheads! These actions violate our sacred vows which are pledged to a much greater power than you. So, take your little piece of paper and hit the road.” (Obviously, these words are my creative interpretation of the nuns’ response.)
[sharequote align="center"]Listen up you God-less dunderheads! [/sharequote]
So now, the battle lines are drawn. Eric the Enforcer, and his Department of Injustice minions sharpen their axes of intolerance and wait in the shadows as the case moves through the courts. (Interesting how this blatant war against women is the exact same type of behavior the God-less wonders blame on conservatives.)
Aren’t you proud how Republican leaders continue to stand up and speak up in support of The Little Sisters of the Poor? HAHAHA! The silence from ole’ John and even older Mitch is deafening.
And so, what will happen in the battle of God vs God-less? Will the Little Sisters of the Poor, gentle and God-purposed nuns, continue to stand up for freedom of religion for all Americans? Or, will the Supreme Court throw them and our 1st Amendment under the bus of tyranny? Will the Little Sisters of the Poor be coerced into surrendering their sacred convictions, or pay unholy fines that will force them to close their doors? Or, will they remain true to their higher purpose and continue to serve others in defiance of the law and eventually end up in the slammer?
Stay tuned until March, when this case is argued by the Supremes (and no, that’s not the singing group).
In the meantime, keep the faith baby.
Want a little more snark in your day? Additional fables (and rants) are posted on Molli’s blog, www.grannyguerrillas.com. You’ll enjoy the picture-filled story about Prince Hope-n-change and his ascension to the throne. A former publisher, Time-Life editor, motivational speaker, and six-times published author, Molli also is a book doctor and helps writers become published authors at www.getpublishednow.biz She tweets @grannyguerrilla.
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