The Catholic Church isn't backing down in the ongoing stalemate it has reached with the Obama administration over the government's birth control mandate. Last week, The Blaze told you about the "Fortnight for Freedom," a two-week campaign that is part of the Church's massive plan to uphold religious freedom. The initiative will continue through July 4, with events being led by faith leaders across America.
CatholicVote.org, a non-profit group that works to organize Catholic voters, recently produced a video that encourages believers to stand up against the government's new-found regulation, while warning of the consequences that inaction could breed. In it, Catholics and non-Catholics, alike, are encouraged to "stop the mandate."
"President Obama has managed to do something the Church has struggled to do on its own. His attack on religious freedom has awakened the consciences of millions of Catholics and united them in demanding the freedom to spread the Gospel in every corner of our land," CatholicVote.org President Brian Burch said in a press release announcing the video.
"We refuse to beg for our Constitutional rights. We've gone to federal court, and now with this video we're hoping to build greater momentum with the American people with a simple message: religious freedom for all," Burch continued.
In the clip, Cardinal Timothy Dolan is quoted and Catholics are encouraged to register to vote, study the Bible and pray. "Mr. President, you've awakened a sleeping giant," part of the video proclaims.
Watch it, below: