Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama
Roman Catholic leaders are planning two weeks of public protests against
President Barack Obamaâ€™s policies as they intensify their argument that
the administration is engaged in a war on religion.
â€śCivil disobedience is almost inevitable,â€ť Deal Hudson, president of Catholic Advocate, told The Hill. â€śThat kind of protest is on the way.â€ť
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.
â€śThese would be devastating images for the Obama administration,â€ť GOP strategist Ron Bonjean told The Hill. â€śYou have a very important religious demographic coming out in protest of Obamaâ€™s policies and being arrested for their expression.â€ť
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 â€śA Fortnight of Freedom,â€ť will run from June 21 to July 4.