I can't just let it go.
I won't just let it go.
My religious liberty is under attack under the guise of a fight over contraception. The administration was devious and clever. And we have fallen for it - answering and explaining and arguing why contraception is a moral evil. Never bringing the other two major points of the mandate into question: abortion & sterilization, as if they weren't issues. We have fought about money and morality, ignoring the elephant in the room... Weakly, and mostly privately, ruing the first blows in our American history to our religious freedom... Publically presenting Our Morality on the lips of well-dressed, grey-haired men.
My heart is battered and bursting. I continue to pray and beg and rage: WHY.
Why are we playing a slanted game on the "away" field with the wrong players?
Yesterday I read the "Freedom from religion" article in the NY Times. I was aghast at the sentiment. We built this nation on religious freedom, literally fought and died for it. I believe with all my heart you have the right to refrain from embrace of any religion in your life. But you have no right to keep me from practicing mine, unencumbered. My heart grew still heavier, and wondered where the women were to stand up against this mess.
Today - thanks be to the God who made me (and YES the God in whom I believe!) I finally came across other women willing to cry out in a collective VOICE. We are here - and you CANNOT speak for us! We have a VOICE! and we are tired of having it taken away by an administration that devalues us, by women who believe in convenience over freedom, and by any institution that would deny us our own words...
Please read, sign, join, pray. Where are the women? Well, they are HERE so "don't claim to speak for all women" because we, too, the 2% and MORE, have a voice.