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Catholics all across the country are are responding to the Obama administration's declaration of war against them.
The Obama administration's new plan that would require faith based employers to include birth control and other reproductive services in their health care plans.
Here to talk about that and a great deal more is one of the leading lights -- the evangelical conservative movement in this country.
Tony Perkins president of the family research council.
Target is it's gonna -- I mean.
This looks like.
A battle that the Obama administration didn't really have to have.
They carved out a one year exemption under Obama care for the Catholic Church.
That has an obviously suffice.
-- your thoughts about how to respond to what is clearly a declaration of war on.
On the Catholic Church if not religion itself -- -- reports.
Mean you know the White House -- there was -- did disunity over this decision president's advisors were telling him you know carve out a much broader religious exemption.
But there were those who are ideologically driven who wanted a very narrow exemption which only includes religious.
-- over the church basically.
Religious organizations nonprofits a fall outside the exemption.
You know that this president's been called the that big degree divider I think you may -- and the history.
There's a great -- Because he's unifying.
And Catholics over this issue because Protestants who really haven't made this there issue mean this is a Tenet of the Catholic faith about.
Contraception and -- of patients being against them and other forces being forced to fund that.
But Protestants are beginning to see that this is a real issue of religious freedom and their issue could very well be next.
And is there that appreciation.
Probably amongst the Protestant churches.
Evangelicals and are they and they are beginning to understand.
That this is a war on religion if this -- And -- in just in the back -- this were an isolated incidents.
-- maybe not so but we've seen a long string of abuses on the religious liberties front coming from this administration.
You know whether was ended December where the Walter Reed medical center -- the Bible from being brought in by friends and relatives to.
He either give to a wounded warrior or read from.
You've had -- a national cemetery in Houston that has been prayers in graveside religious ceremonies and that was reversed by the courts.
But you've seen this steady flow and now a direct attack.
On the tenets of religious faith.
Now we've come a long way from over the years you and I talk about the role of religion in the public square.
He is it.
To me at least -- question it's it's really an urgent.
The churches become engaged.
-- for their further.
Further principles of their of their faith.
And for those those members of the respectful for the benefit of all of this society of what they provide as a moral compass -- -- and why this administration is doing is stomping.
On that moral compass saying don't bring an end to the public square.
A chart -- gold running through -- just this this this week about this war that's been declared first obviously on the Catholic Church.
Go bye -- as you know and there's -- a man there are great power and is associations.
I've never seen him so and so.
Angry so absolutely focused.
-- in resisting.
Something as this Obama administration initiative.
What do the churches do it in support of the Catholic Church is there such.
Stepped -- coming.
I was in New Mexico this so we -- speaking at a legislative breakfast.
Put on by the Baptist.
Afterwards and met with a group of Baptist pastors and they brought this issue -- again not an issue that's known to be associated with the Protestants.
It's -- an issue that has been given the Catholic Church.
But they're saying look we understand what this is this is an issue of religious liberty.
And we understand that if we don't speak up an exercise is receive this religious freedom that we have now it could very well be lost.
I'd look to see you -- this from Catholic bishops and -- They're talking about Civil Disobedience if they're forced.
To fund that can that provide these type of services that run counter to their religious beliefs.
-- -- are always gonna have to thank you got to remember research council up next did.