Top Rabbi believes Catholic Church is imposing Sharia Law on Americans over contraception
Rabbi Arthur Waskow condemns the Catholic Church
Rabbi Arthur Waskow, the well known Rabbi who is founder and director of New York's Shalom Center, has this week condemned what he calls the Catholic Church's 'outrageous attempt to impose sharia law on the US government and the American public.'
Writing in the Huffington Post, Waskow, one of the twenty most influential Rabbis in the nation, clarifies that he is not speaking of Muslim sharia, but what he calls a Roman Catholic equivalent 'sharia' with regard to contraception.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is trying to impose on Americans of all faiths and beliefs who happen to work in Catholic-sponsored hospitals or university throughout the nation, Waskow claims.
Muslims have not been campaigning to impose sharia law on US courts he continues, yet they have had to listen to various Republican candidates for President condemn non-existent attempts to impose sharia on the US public, meanwhile, actual attempts at doing this are ongoing by the Catholic bishops, Waskow contends.
Taking an increasingly hardline stand, the bishops have spoken of their 'religious oppression' even after the Catholic Hospital Association achieved a compromise with the Obama Administration, Waskow wrote. The bishops were still not satisfied, even after they were assured that health insurance companies will pay for free contraception without involving the Catholic-sponsored employers who might object, he added.
In Waskow's view the real threat to religious freedom is the attempt by the bishops to deny religious freedom to the employees of their own institutions - Catholics and otherwise - whose consciences are totally at peace with the use of contraception.
98 percent of Catholic women use artificial contraception Waskow notes, and the rate among non-Catholic women is 99 percent. Clearly they do not obey the teachings on sexuality from what he called the all-male, all-celibate hierarchy.
Waskow then pointed to an article that ran recently in the Philadelphia Inquirer that proved that, in the last few years, Catholic hospitals have 'tied the tubes of thousands of women who after birthing a child asked for the procedure. The operation sterilizes them. No more kids.'
This practice clearly violates Catholic religious law, Waskow observes, yet thousands of Catholics have requested it and the hospitals have provided the procedures. Given this reality Waskow then asks if America's bishops are playing games and if they are, it's to the benefit of whom?
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There is some evidence that Queen Victoria spilled the beans in the 19th century. She was told what the English Royal family believed then, that one dIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
Brolaur that was brilliant very well put. We do have crazies in Canada just not the violent kind. The quicker that this idiot puts himself away the beIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
I was wondering where the real Chuck was hiding. I meant nothing by my comment except to invite the Irish students to our fine country and was only giNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
Chuck very well said, you are really a man of vision. I wish I could have said that. The world needs men like that, he was a lot like the great Presid