Savannah bishop to lead Mass for religious freedom

There are 2 comments on the SavannahNow story from Jul 1, 2012, titled Savannah bishop to lead Mass for religious freedom. In it, SavannahNow reports that:

The bishop of the Roman-Catholic Diocese of Savannah is leading an outdoor Mass to celebrate religious freedoms and to protest what the church sees as government attacks on those freedoms.

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molly

Berlin, WI

#1 Jul 2, 2012
Seems to me as everyone's thinking regarding this issue is forgetting ONE THING...no one can or will FORCE anyone to take birth control pills. This action is done at the willingness of the INDIVIDUAL. Whether the insurance companies or social organizations offer these pills, they cannot make anyone TAKE THEM. The government can legislate birth control pills and methods all they want...put them into the National Health Care articles...it still is up to the INDIVIDUAL to accept and use them. I don't see why RELIGION is getting into this as Jesus taught that each man did not live by the LAW... but by his actions and motives for those actions. Jesus was crucified for teaching believers to give up living by the law...and live by their INDIVIDUAL conscience and here the Churchs are demanding people LIVE BY THE LAWS of CHURCHs. Morality cannot be legislated. Morality values are an option of the INDIVIDUAL PERSON! Churches seem to forget what Jesus taught!!!

Since: Aug 10

Savannah, GA

#2 Jul 29, 2012
How can the Government force a religion to do what it teaches is immoral, that is tyranny.
If you do not agree with what this church teaches then do not be a part of it, but the government has no place telling any church what its teaching on morality should or will be.
We legislate morality by laws that say prostitution is illegal, that abusing people and killing is wrong, etc.
This is dangerous and unprecedented ground our Government is treading on under this current administration.


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