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AMAC Protect Our Religious Freedom Now!

‘The Constitution is Threatened and We Must Defend It’  –

BOHEMIA, NY, Mar 16 – The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] will launch a new campaign prompted by “a real and present” threat to our Constitutional rights.

A new online survey on its Web site [www.amac.us] posed this question: “The Federal Government has stopped prayers at military funerals while forcing churches to violate their religious beliefs. Should AMAC protest these actions?”  Thus far, some 8,000 members and visitors have weighed in with an overwhelming 96% of them asking the association to get actively involved in defending the Constitution.

“And so, we are getting actively involved,” said Dan Weber, AMAC president and founder.

“In a way that other generations might have found unimaginable, the federal government has moved against the rights of religious conscience.  President Barack Obama recently ordered Catholic institutions to go against their religious conscience and pay for sterilization, contraception and ‘morning after’ abortion pills.  Although the liberal media seeks to make it a lifestyles issue, it is most definitely not.  It is about the Bill of Rights and its guarantee of religious freedom.”

Weber noted that the National Clergy Council, a Washington DC based group that represents church leaders of Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, and Protestant church traditions, consider the matter so serious that it has declared “a state of emergency.”

The AMAC chief said that the issue will not be “swept under the rug.  We stand united in defense of the Constitution.  If we don’t take a stand now, we will be faced with grave consequences later on when one by one our inalienable rights are taken away from us.  Our rallying cry will be: Protect Our Religious Freedom Now!”

Weber said the association is developing an inclusive, strategic defense to what he believes will be “one of the most crucial conflicts since the founding of the Republic.  If we lose, we lose the legacy of our founding fathers and so we are determined not to lose.”

He said that when AMAC announces its plans, it will call for broad-based support of members and non-members alike in order to mobilize our representatives and our religious leaders across the country.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue and other topics important to older Americans.  Please contact John Grimaldi at 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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Marlin Slagle
4 years 3 months ago

We MUST vote Obama out of office if we want to SAVE GOD and our country, what is scarey is that Obama has gotten so many more people on welfare and medicade and they will vote for him as they vote for their living and we have all worked for our living and vote. GOD please save the USA.

Raleigh Montgomery
4 years 5 months ago

We must all get involved as we have to stop obama from getting re-elected. We must make sure we get the message out to everyone that they should encourage all to vote in this election.
Yes, AMAC should get heavily involved in an effort to get our concerns properly addressed.

Carole Ulnick
4 years 5 months ago

I am so tired of this Obama administration taking away our freedom, in many different ways–especially religious liberties.
It really makes you wonder what religion he is, if any. I have never been so afraid for our country. I hope and pray we get someone else in as president in the next election.

Susan
4 years 5 months ago

We should definitely protest. It’s so scary to realize that the government is putting restrictions on our religious freedom!
If a military person’s family does not want a religious funeral ceremony; then fine. But
if they do; they should have that right.
Thanks for standing up for our freedoms.

JLynnea
4 years 5 months ago

It is high time we stand up and shout NO! NO More will we cower to the few loudmouths trying to stop freedom OF(not from) religion.They are doing everything they can to make this an atheistic county. First to silence us. Next to imprison or even kill us as was done in every totalitarian regime in history from Ceasar on. STAND UP—STAND FIRM!!

Grace Bradley
4 years 5 months ago

I say a hearty “AMEN!” to Mary B.’s comment march 25

Denny
4 years 5 months ago

Atheists keep screaming about being offended by Christian prayer and Bible reading. Our country was founded on Judeo Christian principals as written in the Bible. They do not have to change their beliefs to match mine and I don’t think that I have to change mine either. It’s a free country. Respect every individual view without advocating the abolution of apposing views.

Wanda
4 years 5 months ago

My comments are not showing up again!
sent a message to AMAC asking why.
Has anyone else figured out what is going on?

bob
4 years 5 months ago

We must not give in to the few winners and go back to majority rules and be vocale about it.

Ron Large
4 years 5 months ago

AMAC needs to be involved in speaking out about protection of our religious freedom and our seniors.

Thank you for taking a stand!!

Jan
4 years 5 months ago

We are losing America in so many ways, we have to fight back. Yes AMAC needs to help the cause.

Mary B
4 years 5 months ago

It is true about the forbidden prayer at a grave side. My husband is a Chaplain serving in the Govt, and that person who did the forbidding has been removed from that position. Praise God! We must band together to make sure that Obama does not get elected. People of God no matter which wing of the church you belong to must come together as one voice to defend our freedom of religion. ‘The man who sits in the white house’ should not be able to say that this is not a Christian nation anymore. I love the phrase said earlier that ‘a sleeping giant has awakened’. God Bless this Nation and our Men and Women in Uniform.

Al Duhan
4 years 5 months ago
CORRECTION Al Duhan says: 03/24/2012 at 8:17 pm It is so very important to see AMAC get involved. We must stop Obama, the libtards and AARP from attempting to kill Senior Americans. The agenda of this administration is to destroy America, Obama payback time for the past slavery of the black. No one mentions that it was Africa that sold their best men to many nations including the French. But was this bad, No because they would have starved go death or died in the revolutions. Here in America, they were given a Job, a Home, Food, Medical attention. Besides they now have what they worked for and an education. So does anayone ever speak about the good that had come from that. Remember none of the black that were brought to America had any education and were slaaves to their own country, with any benifits. Please lets learn to… Read more »
Al Duhan
4 years 5 months ago
It is so very important to see AMAC get involved. We must stop Obama, the libtards and AARP from attempting to kill Senior Americans. The agenda of this administration is to destroy America, Obama payback time for the past slavery of the black. No one mentions that it was Africa that sold their best men to many nations including the French. But was this bad, No because they would have starved go death or died in the revolutions. Here in America, they were given a Job, a Home, Food, Medical attention. Besides they now have what they worked for and an education. So does anayone ever speak about the good that had come from that. Remember none of the black that were brought to America had any education and were slaaves to their own country, with any benifits. Please lets learn to live together and enjoy the freedom that we… Read more »
James Ressa
4 years 5 months ago

I am thrilled that AMAC will take on the govt. on behalf of the membership and all great americans in the greatest country on earth! We can no longer sit back and think we will be ok! Step up Americans and lets take our country Back!!

Ron/says
4 years 5 months ago

Yes I am glad to see AMAC is getting involved, we need to stop this administration from badgering religion all the time. They don’t seem to have any problem loving Islam.

Margaret Kvernen
4 years 5 months ago

We must pray to God that the American people understand what is going on in Our Country since Obama was elected.We must have faith in God, pray to Him so we can keep our Religious Freedom alive.

Larry
4 years 5 months ago

I thought the business about banning prayers at military funerals was BS. Just couldn’t be! Are they also going to do away with chaplains? As a bugler for the Marine Corps and American Legion, I’ve been a part of many, many funerals and the notion of prohibiting the presiding minister/priest/rabbi from delivering a prayer is just disgusting. If a family does not want a prayer, fine; but if they do, THAT SHOULD ALSO BE FINE!
I hope that all of us and AMAC will join the fight. If the USA is to survive as anything like the country that became the greatest in the world, we must get rid of these ACLU (which I deem as anarchists and criminals liberties union) anti-religious types starting with Obama.

Larry Tyler
4 years 5 months ago

I believe that any body or person has the right of free speech, And that includes prayers ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE ONE CHOOSES TO SAY THEM. I do not have to listen, or acknowledge them, if I choose not to, but I do not have a right to forbid or stop them.
If Muslums want to say prayers at public affairs they should be allowed to. I would not like it, but I do believ e they have rights to do so. Same with agnostics.
Words can be hurtful, but we can get over that quickly. Violance should not be tolerated,

Ellen Urie
4 years 5 months ago

I get angry when I think about the Justice of the Supreme Court who took Jefferson’s private letter to a friend and twisted it so now we have an edict that says there should be separation of church and state. That is not what Jefferson was saying at all. I hope someday this gets turned around. Our nation did not start out this way! We have had many presidents who prayed. I hope they continue to do so because they can’t effectively run this country without God!

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