Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama
Roman Catholic leaders are planning two weeks of public protests against
President Barack Obama‚Äôs policies as they intensify their argument that
the administration is engaged in a war on religion.
‚ÄúCivil disobedience is almost inevitable,‚ÄĚ Deal Hudson, president of Catholic Advocate, told The Hill. ‚ÄúThat kind of protest is on the way.‚ÄĚ
Republicans are hoping the protests, planned for June and July will have a major bearing on the election which will follow four months later. They look forward to TV shots of robed priests and nuns being led away in handcuffs.
‚ÄúThese would be devastating images for the Obama administration,‚ÄĚ GOP strategist Ron Bonjean told The Hill. ‚ÄúYou have a very important religious demographic coming out in protest of Obama‚Äôs policies and being arrested for their expression.‚ÄĚ
The U.S, Conference of Catholic Bishops called for the protests after the administration insisted that church-based organizations, such as hospitals, schools and universities, must include contraceptive coverage on their health insurance policies.
Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a spokeswoman for the conference, told website the faithful are preparing grass roots action at the parish level.
The protests, which the church is calling ‚ÄúA Fortnight of Freedom,‚ÄĚ will run from June 21 to July 4.