Without hesitation… Obama has taken the opportunity to suppress Christianity by threatening to arrest Catholic priest who plan to celebrate mass during the government shutdown.
The U.S. military has furloughed as many as 50 Catholic chaplains due to the partial suspension of government services, banning them from celebrating weekend Mass. At least one chaplain was told that if he engaged in any ministry activity, he would be subjected to disciplinary action.
This has nothing to do with money because the priest have volunteer their service and forgo pay.
A well-placed source told me that a furloughed Air Force chaplain was threatened after he offered to forgo pay.
[Archbishop Timothy] Broglio [of the Archdiocese for the Military Services] said some military bases have forbidden the contract priests from volunteering to celebrate Mass without pay. …
John Schlageter, general counsel for the archdiocese, said any furloughed priests volunteering their services could face big trouble.
“During the shutdown, it is illegal for them to minister on base and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so,” he said in a written statement.
I am curious how the Catholic Democrats… particularly Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi feels about this. They have worn their rosary beads on their sleeve during every election cycle and now their own religion is suppressed. The only interest they have in religion is when it looks good the ballot. I am sure we will never hear from them and if we do…. it will be to blame the Republicans.