For the nation (with the Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare and thus the HSS Mandate that will force Catholics to act against their beliefs); and for me (we are getting our entire house practically renovated thanks to our dog Shirley who shut herself in our bathroom upstairs, had a panic attack and bit through the pipe to the toilet, causing a flood that caused the bathroom, kitchen and basement to have to be renovated – ceilings, cabinets, floors, etc. etc.!) and, as Rosanne, Rosanna Danna from Saturday Night Live fame would say, “if it isn’t one thing it’s another” with this whole process! But…as with everythingin life, this too shall pass. And perhaps, with the HSS Mandate, maybe a repeal shall come – and this too shall pass. Meanwhile, we can keep praying and believing in God’s Will.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
I have to admit I’ve never been one to attend rallies – that is, before this past Friday when I went during my lunch hour to the “Stand up for Religious Freedom” rally against President Obama’s HSS mandate which persecutes employers and others who don’t believe in contraception, abortifacient drugs and sterilization but will be forced to pay for it if the Supreme Court rules in favor of it. I didn’t know anyone among the 100 or so people who showed up in Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington…I just grabbed a sign and button and felt proud to be part of something I believe in – despite the fact I know several women who think it’s all crazy or who are so pro-Obama that they think it’s not so bad. I have to admit I thought twice about going – and about writing about it in my blog (although not too many people are following me yet!) What if it turns people away from reading my books? Should I remain neutral to sell more books? Then as I’m leaving, I saw police ticketing my car across the street (I thought I had put in enough change!) For a few minutes on the ride back to work I thought, maybe I wasn’t supposed to go…maybe this was a sign. And then I thought, that’s just the devil talking! I’m glad I went (despite the $40 ticket!) Because if we don’t stand up for what we believe in, who will? If you agree that Obama’s HSS mandate is wrong, go to http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com/
and let your voice be heard!