I don’t know about you, but I’m about to engage in an act of civil disobedience.

With the announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services that it will require all employers to provide health insurance to their employees that includes coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, I am prepared to stand up and say without equivocation that my company will never do that – no matter what.

I don’t know what other companies will do, but, as for me and the two I started – WND and WND Books – this will never happen.

If Barack Obama wants to come arrest me right now, it’s his move. Nothing will change my decision.

I will not be a part of killing the most innocent of human life because of some edict from a government bureaucrat in Washington. Not now. Not ever. I hope other employers will step forward like me in the days to come.

This is blatantly unconstitutional and un-American – but what else would we expect from Obama?

This is the equivalent of the government mandating that all delis in America serve pork and shellfish –even kosher delis. But it’s even worse than that because human lives are at stake. The similarity is that the government is demanding that Americans violate their deepest religious convictions. I won’t be a part of that. I will go to jail before I’m coerced to be a part of the abortion religion of Barack Obama.

Whatever happened to religious liberty in America? Don’t we still have a First Amendment? Or did that go the way of the rest of the Constitution under Obama?

Wasn’t Obama invoking Jesus at the National Prayer Breakfast? What does he think Jesus would say about abortion?

Obama must be talking about some other Jesus than the one in the Bible, the Son of God, the Savior, the King of Kings.

I would not want to be Obama on Judgment Day after that speech.

The Bible says God wants to govern our lives. He never liked the idea of manmade governments – not for his people. He made that clear in 1 Samuel 8, a passage I’m sure was never sermonized by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

The children of Israel were clamoring for a king – so they could be like other nations. God wanted to be their one and only King. He warned them, through the prophet Samuel, what an earthly king would demand of them in 1 Samuel 8:11-18:

“And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots. And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots. And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers. And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants. And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work. He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants. And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.”

The people didn’t listen. They demanded a king – and God granted them their wish.

But notice what God told them would be coming – that the king would take a 10th of their harvest and their livestock. Obama wants a lot more than a 10th. He believes a 35 percent income tax rate is not high enough – and he uses Jesus to justify that kind of confiscation of wealth. Nowhere in the Bible is there any such justification. From beginning to end, the Bible condemns theft and condones private property.

That Obama’s thoughts about the Bible would be taken seriously by anyone in America is a sad commentary on the state of our nation. But, as the Bible says, a nation gets the kind of leadership it deserves. Obama, I’m convinced, is a judgment on all of us for our failure to put God first in our lives. We got what we asked for, just like the children of Israel in Samuel’s day.

It’s not too late to turn back, America.

But you had better act fast.

Get down on your knees and ask for forgiveness of your sins before it gets worse. And, by the looks of it, the persecution of Christians and other people of conscience is about to begin.

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