Is this just another Presidential election? Taxes, education, and homeland security? All of those are (always) important issues, but many spiritual leaders are warning believers that there is something much greater at stake in this unique election.
“We are in a battle for the soul of America,” said Father Michael Orsi at a a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children event on September 10. “Somehow, [Christians] have come to buy the story that you cannot be political in church. Let me tell you right now, oh yes, you can, and oh, yes, you better be. Because you might not have a church to go to if you don’t vote the right way in November.”
No church to go to? What does Orsi mean by that? Life Site News reports the priest referred back to the formation of Nazi Germany as a warning lesson, while encouraging Christians to buck the intimidation of speaking out politically. “Too many of the pastors—too many, practically all—in Germany refused to speak against national socialism,” Orsi said. “And look [at] the result: millions of Jews, pastors, priests, homosexuals, gypsies all lost their lives because everyone was afraid. What are you afraid of, a couple of bucks? Your tax-exempt status? What’s that going to do to you? Your churches may be closed anyway, because if a certain party gets elected, this certain party said, if the churches do not agree with our interpretation of women’s reproductive rights, they’ll just have to change their doctrine.”
Orsi explained further that the next President will have incredible power of religious freedom through the Supreme Court Justices appointed. “If a certain party gets elected, I can assure you what kind of judges are going to be on those appeals courts,” noting that those judges would decide whether the government may force churches and religious institutions to pay for abortion, contraception, and abortifacient drugs.
In a powerful statement summing up the growing animosity between liberals and conservatives, Orsi said: “Our opponents believe once they destroy the family, once they destroy the churches, they can re-create society in their own image and their own likeness. That, my friends, is not just political. That is diabolical. Get it straight, for crying out loud! The devil is in this!”
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