You’ve heard about the HHS mandate which forces religious institutions and indeed all employers, regardless of their religious beliefs or conscience, to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs free of charge through their health plans. The huge controversy surrounding this government directive is not really about these practices, but about your religious freedom. All Americans, not just Catholics, will suffer the loss of their First Amendment rights when this mandate is enforced and violates the conscience rights of many. This outrage against democracy must not stand!
All people of faith and good will are asked to STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM and protest the HHS Mandate! The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom unites over 60 CITIES including Philadelphia! And now YOU are invited to take part in this historic event:
RALLY FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Friday, March 23, Noon to 2 p.m.
In front of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell
520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
http://www.prayforgermantown.com/rallysite.html (maps - directions)
Independence Hall is where Our Nation began! As we gather in front of the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, let us honor the Founders of our Nation, the Bill of Rights and our Faith by showing up to defend all! The Rally is peaceful, non partisan but principled and will include speakers of different faiths. The rally will be followed by additional prayer.
Please share this Facebook invitation with family, friends, and church groups. And let your friends across the country know about it, too. We must take a stand now, or surrender our rights to religious freedom. http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com/locations/