Kyrillos Urges Obama To Halt Attack On Religious Freedom

“Bob Menendez’s silence is deafening”

Middletown – February 9  Today, New Jersey State Senator Joe Kyrillos urged the Obama Administration to halt its attack on religious freedom and the right for Catholic hospitals to operate without government mandates.  

“This is a shocking assault on the religious freedom upon which this nation was built,” said Senator Kyrillos.

“Bob Menendez’s silence is deafening. He loudly supported Obama Care and has remained silent in the face of this attack on religious liberty. The Obama/Menendez mandate is an affront not just to one particular faith, but to all Americans who seek to practice their faiths free from government intrusion.”

Kyrillos said, “President Obama has been systematically trampling upon Americans’ basic personal freedoms since his first day in office.  Now he is after our religious freedom and I strongly urge him to reverse course.  It is sad and unfortunate that, even as many Democrats have spoken out against this provision, Senator Menendez has stood by Obama’s side while the religious freedom of the people of New Jersey is under siege.”

“Freedom of religion is one of our nation’s most basic First Principles and unlike Senator Menendez, I cannot sit idly by while President Obama dismantles our Constitution one freedom at a time.”

Posted: February 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Freedom, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | 17 Comments »

17 Comments on “Kyrillos Urges Obama To Halt Attack On Religious Freedom”

  1. Tom Stokes said at 2:57 pm on February 9th, 2012:

    The incumbent US Senator was behind the now failed effort to stifle the internet and internet access. Even his fellow democrat, senator Lautenberg, questioned that effort.

    The incumbent US Senator was a prime mover and supporter of Obamacare. He is personally responsible for the $500 billion cut in Medicare funding to seniors.

    Now, we discover that this same Senator supported, through Obamacare, a blatantly unconstitutional effort to attack religious freedom in this country.

    It is not just Catholics who are targeted, as Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), told LifeSiteNews.com “we will not comply” with the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ mandate requiring religious institutions to cover abortifacient products such as Plan B, Ella, and the IUD.

    “We want the law changed, or else we’re going to write our letters from the Nashville jail, just like Dr. King wrote his from the Birmingham jail,” Dr. Land said.

    Christians of every denomination, all those who cherish religious liberty and freedom loving individuals must come together and restore sanity in this country by removing both the incumbent US Senator and the incumbent in the White House.

    Electing Joe Kyrillos as our next US Senator would be a great start towards restoring respect for the US Constitution.

  2. MoreHypocrisy said at 4:39 pm on February 9th, 2012:

    More mindless pandering from Kyrillos and the right wing jihad.

    This is a manufactured issue from the right wing to foment hate against the President. There are already exemptions for churches and the real issue is the freedom of non religious employees to not have another’s religious prohibitions rammed down their throats.

    Wonder if Kyrillos would also want to force non Muslim women to wear the veil if not doing so would upset a Moslem run institution that was accepting federal funds?

  3. HeyJoe said at 4:48 pm on February 9th, 2012:

    NJ already requires what this law requires, or doesn’t Kyrillos know what is going on in his own state? What an empty suit.

  4. ArtGallagher said at 4:50 pm on February 9th, 2012:

    Wonder if Kyrillos would also want to force non Muslim women to wear the veil if not doing so would upset a Moslem run institution that was accepting federal funds?

    Talk about a manufactured issue!

    Let me ask you this, MH; Does Menendez favor outlawing dress codes?

  5. ArtGallagher said at 4:54 pm on February 9th, 2012:

    MH, HeyJoe,

    Anonymous posters are welcome here, but you need to know the secret handshake before you can use multiple personalities in the same thread.

  6. Bob English said at 5:40 pm on February 9th, 2012:

    That is crazy talk coming from Kryillos about freedoms being systematically trampled on since the Presidents first day in office.

    This is actually a very interesting issue from a legal perspective. Before it gets that far (to the courts) I suspect a compromise will be reached. If it did get to the courts however I’m not so sure that they would rule in favor of an employer (in this case a religilous institution) being allowed to decide what laws they want to abide by….would interested in other MMM posters perspective who are familiar with labor law.

  7. Just Wondering - Where is he on appealing obama care? said at 2:02 am on February 10th, 2012:

    Question, where did Sen Kryillos stand on the mandated child healthcare in the state.. i.e. The New Jersey Health Care Reform Act of 2008…. I believe he supported it. It forces all parents to purchase health care for their children… Nightmare… You can go with one of the state plans if you don’t make enough money… otherwise fork over the dow, yet another tax for the struggling middle class. Read the law, it is kinda scary, dyfs can get involved if you don’t, I think a kinda pre-obama care thing.

    Art won’t comment cause he is too far up Mr. Ks. posterior prosthesis.

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  9. They're back said at 12:11 pm on February 10th, 2012:

    Obviously the “Menendez’s devil worshippers” are back! Pay no mind, every devil has their day.

  10. Kyrillos Hypocrite said at 5:21 pm on February 10th, 2012:

    The truth is Kyrillos is exactly like Menendez, so what does he know about healthcare? This is a guy who has been feeding from the public troth for 20 years, and gets caddie healthcare benefits for working part time as state senator. What a joke!

  11. To More Hypocrisy said at 9:21 am on February 11th, 2012:

    First, “They Came For The Jews.”

    What WILL You Do When They Come For You & Try And Restrict Your Valued Rights.

    Get Over Yourself & Your Own Personal Hate For The Constitution & The Protections It Offers ALL Americans, Not Just Those On The Left Who Want To Protect A Failed President Interested ONLY In “Transformational Change.”

  12. Evenmorehypocrisy said at 11:24 am on February 11th, 2012:

    They have already come for US, us being those who don’t subscribe to a church yet are forced to subsidize mosques, synagogues and churches who are tax exempt.

    The mere fact that you mention the Jews is indicative of your complete inability to distinquish between loss of rights and loss of privileges. Institutions that are tax exempt are afforded special privileges but must minimally agree to uphold the laws of the land. Dolan referred to “special assurances” made to him by the president- so it seems this is more a result of a wink and a handshake rather than a constitutional issue.

    It is always amusing to see how far people will go to convince themselves that they are oppressed. I often think about that “war on Christmas” as I drive past the myriad of christmas lights, displays and try to find something other than midnight mass or christmas music on the radio.

    There isn’t any comparison with the restrictive laws against the Jews- these were losses of rights, not privileges. And I’m sure you don’t want to remind reader of the special role the Vatican played in demonizing
    the Jews.

    There is another part to your little quote- they came for the union members….look in the mirror my friend.

  13. Kyrillos & Menendez Perfect Together said at 7:48 pm on February 11th, 2012:

    State Senator Kyrillos will not be able to defeat US Senator Menendez. They are identical in contrast giving the edge to the incumbent.

    Illegal immigration – Both did nothing.

    Unemployment – Both caused it.

    Dirty donations – Both accepted them.

    Foreclosures – Both did nothing.

    Health insurance – Kyrillos gets caddie benefits for part-time position in Senate.

    Debt – Both caused it in NJ.

    Change – Both are career politicians.

    Reality – Public goes with incumbent by default.

  14. TheDigger said at 9:36 pm on February 11th, 2012:

    K&M Perfect Together

    First point, illegal immigration.

    That is a national, not state issue. When Arizona tried to do something about it (being a border state) the national government under Obama and Menendez intervened.

    If you can’t tell the truth in that matter, you have destroyed any credibility for anything else you say or may say.

  15. The Truth About Kyrillos said at 1:04 am on February 12th, 2012:

    If Kyrillos was a true conservative, he would have challenged Pallone to clean up the illegal problem.

    As a state senator it is on his watch. That is the truth.

    I Notice you didn’t try to dispute the other issues contrasted to Menendez. There isn’t any difference between Kyrillos and Menendez to the average voter.

    The prior poster is correct.

  16. Joe said at 3:53 pm on February 12th, 2012:

    Aside from the fact that Obama is trampling on the Constitution, since when is it up to the gov’t to determine employment compensation packages? If non-Catholics do not like their benefits packages, they can seek work elsewhere.

  17. Fordhamfellow said at 2:07 am on February 13th, 2012:

    98% of Catholics have used birth control so they don’t much like the “bishop approved”
    benefits package either.

    In any case, it is all moot now. Unless covering contraception is against the religion of insurance companies too.