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AMAC: An Army Gathers to Defend the Bill of Rights

Wheaton College joins court challenge to Obamacare interpretation of religion  –

BOHEMIA, NY, July 20 – “The Bill of Rights is under attack but a determined army is gathering in its defense, bolstered this week by Billy Graham’s Alma Mater, Wheaton College,” said Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

The Wheaton, Illinois-based institution announced Wednesday that it was joining the Catholic University of America in the Washington, D.C. District Court to oppose “the Obamacare mandate that dictates what a religious institution can and cannot do,” the AMAC chief stated.

“Freedom of Religion is the very first right granted us by our Founding Fathers and now the President seeks to challenge it.  He would impose his own interpretation of religious principles.  What’s next, Freedom of Speech,” Weber asked.

“Wheaton College and other distinctively Christian institutions are faced with a clear and present threat to our religious liberty,” Wheaton College President Dr. Philip Ryken said in a news release. “Our first president, the abolitionist Jonathan Blanchard, believed it was imperative to act in defense of freedom. In bringing this suit, we act in defense of freedom again.”

The provision in the Affordable Care Act in question requires Wheaton, Catholic University and all other such institutions to provide contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs to employees and students, no matter what their religious convictions demand,” Weber explained.

“It’s preposterous and, perhaps, the most serious challenge to our basic rights and personal freedom since the American Revolution.  That’s why two dozen suits have been filed thus far challenging the law.”

In addition, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has filed a motion to intervene in the court challenge.  He said the law forces Alabama to regulate its health insurance market in a way that violates both the U.S. Constitution and the Alabama Constitution.  As he put it, “Alabama law does not allow anyone to be forced to offer a product that is against his or her religious beliefs or conscience” said Strange.

Weber noted that the Association of Mature American Citizens “has been in the forefront of this fight right from the beginning.”  He said that “our members have told us that it is important to them.  Many are concerned on religious grounds, but many more fear the erosion of all of our rights as granted in the Bill of Rights.”

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber and Jeffrey Anderson are available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Please contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or jpgrimaldi@verizon.net to set up a chat. 

ABOUT AMAC

The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those traditional organizations, such as AARP, that dominate the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation.  Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.

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mike taurino
4 years 1 month ago

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MaysMillicent
4 years 1 month ago

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Dan Williams
4 years 2 months ago

Vote for whomever you like. Just don’t vote because of skin color. Just because we have never had a President that was maroon in color does not mean that you should feel guilty and vote for one without knowing what his or her track record and values are.

Say, do you know the difference between a “community organizer” and a “gang leader”?

Answer: Nothing.

Irene Ruth Edwards
4 years 2 months ago

Getting out the vote is no longer enough on election day. It is of the utmost importance that a Fraud Squad be instigated at every polling place to ensure One Man One Vote (citizens only) be enforced at the Polls. Voter ID is a MUST and certainly the best way to prevent voter fraud. C’mon, guys, it’s simple. Organize and educate the Poll Watchers to do something truly meaningful and necessary for the upcoming election. Get it right for 2012 and save the USA for future generations. We must not throw away this opportunity! Get organized.

Carol Ann
4 years 2 months ago

I read that Obama is going to sigb a treaty with the UN on July 27, 2012 that states the American citizens will no longer have the ability to own guns of any kind. Is this true?

Angela M. Rosati
4 years 2 months ago

obama is a communist, muslim and now he wants to be DICTATOR!!!! Do we revolt or not!!!!!!!!

ROBERT MAC DONALD
4 years 2 months ago

can we do anything about the fact that separation of church and state was intertreped wrong by the supreme court. the letter was telling the dansbury baptist they could not be tne national church like the church of england was. Go to Wallbuilders.com if you want to know more.

CantBelieveUSaidThat
4 years 2 months ago

This website is fearful of presenting opposing views, the moderators do not accept comments challenging their doctrine! Beware!

Nancy
4 years 1 month ago

What makes you think this? I don’t believe it to be true, but if you have some kind of evidence to back up your statement, I’d be glad to hear it. I’ve only known liberals to want to squelch opposing opinions.

don
4 years 2 months ago

comrade obama won once by blatant fraud; acorn, etc.
Why should we not expect the Chicago street thug do be any different this time.
DOJ is blockingin any attempt to have honest elections.
Another thing to eliminate “The Electoral College” talk about a corrupt way to slew elections.

pat
4 years 2 months ago

The thing is this… all christians should be involved in this and all other political decisions in this nation because our faith is SUPPOSED to govern all other aspects of our lives. You can’t separate any one aspect because they all effect the others. For too long we christians have rolled over and played dead, being convinced by separatist rhetoric from the pulpit, that politics is sinful in and of itself. No thing is sinful in and of itself, the sin comes with the intent of the heart. If more christians had been involved in politics we wouldn’t be where we are now. We would still be a city on a hill. Now we are just a joke and a target for miltant Islam.

Paul
4 years 2 months ago

Not only Christians but Jews and Buddhist also.
Remember what Martin Niemoller wrote

” In Germany first they came for the Communists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist
Then they came for the Jews and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew
Then they came for the Catholics and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Catholic

Then they came for me— by that time there was no one to speak up “

Maria
4 years 2 months ago

And if you noticed, Nothing was mentioned in the news or on TV about all the “Religious Freedom Rallys” participated by thousands of Catholics and Protestants all over the United States, and the two weeks iniative of “The Fortnight of Freedom” prayer and fasting initiated by Archbishop Lori. Also, if you would like, with your cell phone, text the word FREEDOM and 377377 send, and you will receive updated messages from our Archbishop Lori as to the progress of this magnificent undertaking. It’s all about our right to Freedom of Conscience! God Bless All, and God Bless AMAC and Dan Weber for all you have done for us.

Virginia Brooks
4 years 2 months ago

I am a member of the Ohio Election Justice Campaign, we audited 56 of our 88 counties and found considerable fraud in most of those counties. We have the evidence and put it before federal Judge Marbley, he refused to rule on our evidence, saying we did not have standing. If that fraud continues in this election, and it is not only Ohio, but many states, then what do we do to makes sure this coming election is fraud free. We must have a fraud free election to elect good and honest people to stop the abuse we now see in the U.S.A. How can we tell other countries how to run elections when we allow this to happen in our country???? Virginia Brooks, Ashland, Ohio

Nancy
4 years 1 month ago

What would be so difficult for picture ID’s to be issued when someone registers to vote? The Department of (In)justice claims that the poor minorities are being discriminated against, but you need picture ID to apply for food stamps and welfare. Who does Holder think he’s kidding? He showed his true colors right from the start when he dropped the charges against the Black Panthers who intimidated the white voters in Philadelphia.

pat
4 years 2 months ago

I can see that there may be an armed revolt if the fraud is allowed to invade this election. By the way, did you know that the company that is contracted to count the votes from November is located in China? What do you want to wager on the outcome of this election? I mean, considering that president Obama is very chummy with them at this point.

judith
4 years 2 months ago

No, the computer is owned by a Spain owned company, not China. our votes will be counted here in USA.
There is a law about that no other country can count our votes.
What can go wrong, go wrong, go wrong?
Sorry there was a glitch in my keyboard.

Don T Stewart
4 years 2 months ago

If the vote count is indeed contracted to a firm in China ??? That should be the first of business ! He who counts the votes WINS…

Dr. Lloyd
4 years 2 months ago

What alarms me, is the number of Christian people who seem to put the political party ahead of what God teaches us and the freedom that He gave us originally here in the United States! How can they be so blind about what is happening now! Let’s not just complain, but let us pray daily for God’s will to be done for our government as well as for all of us in the USA and the world. It certainly seems like it is getting VERY close to Christ’s second coming.

Jan G
4 years 2 months ago

That’s right! Last election there were cars in church parking lots with Obama stickers on them. One man was inter- viewed and said he had 6 pictures of Obama and 1 of Christ in his home. He said, ‘I need to rethink my loyalties!’ Ya think??? I mean Obama’s pro abortion, pro gays, anti-Christian, anti-American, etc.

Larry Carter
4 years 2 months ago

My question is. ” Why are we as Christians being force into this and yet the Muslims are exempt because they think insurance is a form of ?

Jan G
4 years 2 months ago

Because they don’t want the Muslims upset at us…they might revolt here!!! But they know we’ll sit and take it.

judith
4 years 2 months ago

muslims don’t believe in gambling, and insurance is a gamble against something will happen to them
remember that when your driving, no insurance. Its a gamble.
remember when we use to stay away from old people and teenagers,
well now we have a whole new set of people to stay away from on the roads ways.

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CantBelieveUSaidThat
4 years 2 months ago

No one is proposing the forced use of birth control, Larry. This provision is designed to make it available to those who wish to use it.

CCB
4 years 2 months ago

I have never heard from anyone ever that they had trouble receiving birth control or could not afford it. It is supposed to be FREE? Someone pays for it.

fuzzyman
4 years 2 months ago

why don’t you return to you own site the Huffy Post and leave us real patriots alone here to make some sense of this mess that those like you have created.

Leslie
4 years 2 months ago

No one said anything about being forced to use anything! The problem here is making someone pay for something that is against there religious beliefs!! ANY beliefs!! Wake up and smell the roses — your rights as an American Citizen are being eroded away!!!

Paul
4 years 2 months ago

B Hussein Obama is a Muslim

Chris
4 years 1 month ago

Bingo! You hit the nail on the head.

Chris
4 years 1 month ago

I have never figured out which is worse, a communist or a muslim, they have both murdered many human beings. Now it seems we have both in one big media wrapped package. Here is the most interesting part……..Barack was the name of the prophet Mohammed’s horse. LOL!!!!!!!!! How ridiculous is it that Obama killed Osama? LOL!!!! Unbelievable.

Connie
4 years 2 months ago

I think it is time Americans woke up, we are losing all our rights, including our religious rights and tradations, we as christians especially need to stand up against Obama and his administration. We need to get out there in November and vote them out before it is too late for America. It saddens my heart to see what is happining to America. It is time, we need to protest and claim offense at some of the things being pushed down our throats and taken away by the far left liberals and God haters and Obama. I cry for America, I love my country and my Flag, but most importantly I love The Lord.
It’s time America, Wake Up!! Before we no longer have our beloved America!

Chris
4 years 1 month ago

We are going to be referred to as the U.S.S.A. if everyone does not wake up.

Jon
4 years 2 months ago

The government isn’t giving me what I want. That is to be taxed at a reasonable rate and not be regulated to death. We have to all get out and vote against the usurper in the White House regardless whether we live in blue socialist states. We need to prove we outnumber the the ignorant, the greedy and the unGodly in our country.

Tony
4 years 2 months ago

It’s time to implement the FAIR TAX. I like this consumer tax. It has great merit. You may like it too. Go to Fairtax.org to find out about this amazing bill. It’s got a lot of congressmen on the co-sponser list. HR-25 is the bill. We can’t lose with this one. Everyone pays. Even the drug dealers and cons. Make April 15th just another warm spring day. Talk about a job creator. This is it.

Virginia Brooks
4 years 2 months ago

In my previous email, I meant to say, the congress must defund the Czars and the EO. Now. Virginia Brooks

Tony
4 years 2 months ago

I invite you all to read on the internet the “Secular Humanist Manifesto II”. Just type it search. these people have been indoctrinating our children in public schools and colleges all over the nation. They have all but finished making the USA a “Godless Country”. Read it, print it or tell everyone you know about these people. They want one world government. Is that what you want? It’s time to declare war on democratic socialism.

Virginia Brooks
4 years 2 months ago

If you go back over all the things our congress has allowed Obama to get away with, you will realize that he should be tried for Treason, and this must happen before the election. Call your congress critters and tell them we will no longer stand for what he is doing, and we will remember in Nov. how they have listened and how they have voted. It is time that “We the People” let them know we are their boss’s and we will take action. They must take the money to fund the Czars, and the Executive Orders, Outlaw them now, including disallowing all the EO’s have done. Virginia Brooks, Ashland, Ohio

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