Anne admitted that while she did not know what exactly that meant, it terrified her. She learned soon enough that Sandy and her friends would make her life miserable-- talking back, questioning assignments, trying her patience in every way and tormenting subs to the point that no one would cover her class. While she stood by her initial decision, she learned that she had, indeed "ignited the wrong flame".
Today, in over 140 cities nationwide, there will be rallies to stand up for religious freedom. The hope is that our President and Congress will see that with the HHS Mandate-- forcing Catholics to violate their consciences and pay for contraception, sterilization and abortions-- they have ignited the wrong flame. We will speak up, act up and-- if necessary-- resort to civil disobedience-- before we disobey our God.
We have a cloud of witnesses-- a tradition of over 2000 years of saints and martyrs who have risked their reputations and shed their blood -- and have led us to this moment by their example. Truth does not change, whether it's accepted and practiced by 100% or .01% of the population.
Mr. President, you have ignited the wrong flame.
If you're like me and unable to attend the rallies due to distance or work, do the following:
Share this fact sheet with your friends, explain that this is not a birth control issue, it's a liberty issue.
Call your congress person at the Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121 and ask them to overturn the HHS Mandate.
Register to vote and vote for a president who will allow us to be Catholic.