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Religious reactions to the healthcare vote... What has your house of worship, denomination, or spiritual leader said about the issue?



http://blog.beliefnet.com/beliefbeat/2010/03/religiou-groups-react-to-health-care-vote.html

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:35 PM on Mar. 22, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Our Pagan group does a lot of charity work for homeless shelters and food kitchens. We have fund raisers all the time for charities. We have differing opinions on the health care bill but we know we need to work together to help make our community better, regardless of political povs. We also work on what can we do right now to help out the sick and or poor.

    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 5:47 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • They shouldnt say anything. Any religious leader that states an opinion of governing matters could be in a lot of trouble.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • a lot of trouble with whom?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • with the LAW...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • to keep your tax exempt status you can tell people how to vote, but this wasn't a voting type issue. But that doesn't stop the polititians from coming into churches to drum up some votes, does it?
    BlooBird

    Answer by BlooBird at 4:50 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • I haven't asked them, let me get back to you. Yahweh bless.
    Daphna28

    Answer by Daphna28 at 4:51 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • The website is interesting but it really doesn't give any information. I know the Catholic Bishops would not like the bill because of abortion issues, but I don't know why they feel nuns and catholic hospitals are happy.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:54 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • Answered at 3:39 PM on Mar. 22, 2010 by: Anonymous
    Anonymous
    They shouldnt say anything. Any religious leader that states an opinion of governing matters could be in a lot of trouble.


    Tell that to all the religious leaders campaigning to take away a woman's right to choose.
    Tell that to all the religious leaders campaigning to deny GLBT Americans LEGAL marriage before a Judge.
    Tell that to all the religious leaders campaigning to keep comprehensive sex-ed out of schools.
    Tell that to all the religious leaders campaigning to teach mythology as fact in SCIENCE class.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • religious leaders can have an opinion and can even state there opinion.. what they can't do is tell you what your opinion should be or how you should vote on something. i.e. the health care bill is immoral would be okay for them to say... however do not vote for Obama in the next election and you should vote for Joe Schmoe instead.. would not be okay.

    so a religious leader can state their opinions and feelings on a matter and they will not be in trouble with the law.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

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