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August 10, 2009

Obama to Call Faith Leaders on Health Care

President Obama has accepted an invitation to speak during a public call-in about health care reform on August 19. The call will be open to the public, streamed live, and include a coalition of religious groups ranging from Sojourners to Faith in Public Life to the National Baptist Convention. More details will be released this afternoon.

The coalition released the “40 Days for Health Reform” initiative this morning, including a national TV ad featuring Christians arguing for healthcare reform, prayer events, meetings with members of Congress, and a nationwide health care sermon weekend on August 28-30.


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Interesting, isn't it, that liberals are opposed to churches talking politics from the pulpit unless the politics being spoken forwards their agenda. Where is the Rev. Barry Lynn?

Lynn will complain about this too. He is fairly equal opportunity complainer.

EXCUSE ME. I've been wondering where our religious "leaders" have been during the "debate" on the immoral House bills for Deathcare. Now I know: they are helping Obama push unlimited, tax-payer funded abortions -- with no conscience-clause for MD's and nurses who don't want to kill babies in the womb -- as well as MANDATORY end-of-life "counseling" for us seniors. What next? Sending around our "pastors" to urge us to "let go" of life? Disgusting.

OBAMA NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING HE SEEMS TO HAVE NEVER DONE.READ THE BIBLE. I KNOW HE HASNT HEARD THE BIBLE DUE TO THE SO CALLED CHURCH HE ATTENED. HE HAS LIED MORE THAN ALL THE OTHER PRESIDENTS PUT TOGETHER. HE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO WHATEVER COUNTRY HE WAS BORN IN AND RULE THEM LIKE HITLER.

Whoa...I sense a lot of...umm...hatred here. To start, the funding of abortions is a big issue being discussed. Thankfully, it's not in the bill they are discussing. See http://factcheck.org/2009/07/surgery-for-seniors-vs-abortions/ - a non-partisan website that publishes the truth and facts in the current debate. Nor are there "death panels". I believe that one started (where the elderly were going to be put to early death) because of a provision that encourages something called a 'living will'. I have one of those and am very glad that I do. So are all medical staff in our current health care environment. And right now? Health care costs are rising and we have millions and millions of people uninsured. Businesses that usually provide health care are cutting back the offerings because of costs. Seriously...if you could be assured that (1) the bill does not pay for abortions; (2) that there's no rampant plan to 'kill of grandma' and (3) the bill would help reduce health cost, would you support it? As a Christian...would you support it?

Some of you people are just stupid. A plain waste of space.

Listen up L.Scalf - you are a perfect reason why abortion should be allowed!

The chief reason I am opposed is that this is basically a government run plan. Social Security and Medicare are both virtually bankrupt because Congress kept meddling with the programs and adding more "benefits" or "entitlements." I want no plan that Congress can continue to meddle with.
A second major reason is the incredible cost - I refuse to be a party to loading my great grandchildren with overbearing debt.

For L. Scalf: please check your sources, the Annenberg Foundation has suspicious links to ACORN, the Chicago Annenberg Project, Bill Ayers, and Obama. So of course it's subsidiary Factcheck will defend abortion. Health care costs are rising because we have better health options now, and because the unbridled legal system forces unreasonable settlements and superfluous defensive testing by physicians. A Blue Cross analysis 4 years ago estimated 9-12 million uninsured, not the 50 million quoted. The world's best health system needs tweaks, starting with Tort reform - why no word of that in the proposed legislation?
The real issue here is liberty vs more (inept) gov't intrusion.

Dan, last time I checked, christians were a bunch of adulterous, whoremongering, muderous, lying, hypocritical, cheating, judgemental,racist,bigoted bastards. There actually is no difference anymore between a christian and a non christian.

So to answer your question I'm exactly the same as any christian.

President Obama: "If you don't support Health Care Reform, you're GOING TO HELL!"

AMEN...I stand beside my sister in Christ, Ann. In my experience, my Lord and Savior will use unsaved and unchurched people to shine the light on us all!

DAN, Proverbs 10:19

ANN, John 4:41

Susan F, above, seems the only voice here addressing the subject, and doing so accurately.

My blog had nothing to do with feeling sympathy for Tristan. If God can save my soul, I know all is not lost with Tristan. She will be a great advocate for Christ one day! I was sincere in saying God convicted my heart through her because she was right in most of what she said. There IS alot of hypocrisy in the Christian community and to a degree I was one of them. Therefore, I did what entered my spirit concerning the blog (or book!). I will keep us all in prayer because WE ALL need it for such a time as this. Blessings. Have a great and safe weekend everyone! Everything God made is STILL GOOD!

Is the moral fiber of the Democratic party keeping in line with the Bible, and the example Jesus set for us? We can only pray for our leaders and fight any movement that contradicts the Word.

@greg,

greg i'm curious- is the moral fiber of the republican party in keeping in line with the bible and the example Jesus set for us?

No one seemed to address the utter cruelty stated by Susan F. Are you a Christian? How could you insult someone so deeply by saying that he should have been aborted? I am so disgusted by the lack of love that is reflected on this blog. Even when we disagree strongly about political policies, we should at least treat each other decently.