On today’s edition of Liberty Counsel’s “Faith and Freedom” radio program, Matt Barber and Shawn Akers were discussing the opposition from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate and the Religious Right’s related outrage rooted in the myth that the mandate and health care reform legislation require every taxpayer to pay for abortion.
Barber was absolutely incensed, saying that the mandate was just like Muslim terrorists forcing people to kill members of their own family and another example of President Obama’s tyranny:
This is much more than just a violation of conscience. What’s analogous to this is we know that one of the tactics of Muslim terrorists is that they will go into a village – we have seen it in the Sudan and elsewhere – they will take individuals, they will hold a gun or a machete to them and say “see that family member of yours, that uncle, that individual, you must kill them or I am going to kill the rest of your family.”
This mandate does that. It says to the Catholic bishop, it says to the individual Christian “you have no choice, you must embrace our post-modern secularist worldview that says that life is meaningless and the unborn child has no value and you must become complicit in abortion homicide, you must fund, underwrite that slaughter of innocent human beings or you will be penalized under the full weight of government.”
That is no different than the Muslim terrorist going into the village, holding the gun to your head and saying “kill your family member or you will suffer the full weight of our tyranny.” This is all tyranny; this president is engaging in tyranny.