Remember Fr. Pontifex, the successful hip-hop artist who responded to Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” phenomenon (we profiled him in February)? He's back with a new, freedom-filled spoken-word video. In the clip, entitled "We Hold These Truths," the faith leader stands up for religious freedom and rails against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.
"At this time in America we've come to the crossroads, standing with our religious freedom and what we have been told," Fr. Pontifex proclaims in the video. "God almighty in Heaven, greater than any legislature, No system, No policy, No mandate has the power."
The video goes on to rail against the administration's controversial regulation that Fr. Pontifex believes tramples on religious peoples' conscience rights. Additionally, he says the mandate is dangerous to all Americans -- not just those who consider themselves aligned with the Catholic Church.
"A Year to comply? A Year to deny? A Year to turn the other way and let our conscience die?," he continues. "Every American should see this as a threat to our country's foundation, Religion doesn't make us second class, settling for an accommodation."
Watch the video, which was produced by Spirit Juice Studios, below:
Here's a behind-the-scenes clip as well: