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Rally for Religious Liberty in Bloomington

By Scott Tibbs, October 23, 2012

Christian Citizens for Life sponsored a Rally for Religious Liberty on Saturday, opposing Barack Obama's mandate that all businesses provide contraception to their employees - including abortifacient drugs. There is no exception for Christian-owned businesses or parachurch organizations.

CS Lewis, author of the Narnia books, once said that "They'll tell you that you can have your religion in private, and then they'll make sure you're never alone."

That's what we're facing now. The Supreme Court invented a "right to privacy" in Griswold v. Connecticut, but that is not enough. The so-called "right" to contraception must now include other people being forced to pay for it by the federal government. Christian objections to chemical birth control and abortifacient drugs are irrelevant.

We organized the rally to say "no" to this egregious assault on our liberty and overreach of power by the federal government. We organized the rally to tell Barack Obama that he may not force us to provide something when we object to it on Biblical grounds.

Speeches from the event are below:

It is important for Christians to stand in the city gates and say "NO" when government is in rebellion against God and His law, or when government infringes upon our right to worship our Father in Heaven. One way to do this is to attend a rally like the one we held on Saturday. Another way to do that is to vote, which I encourage all Christians to do.

CCFL is a non-partisan organization, so they cannot say what I am about to say, or endorse it. So this is my opinion and my opinion only. Mitt Romney is not the perfect candidate, but it is critical that we remove Obama from the Oval Office. Romney's Mormon religion should not prevent us from voting for him to get rid of Obama.