First they came for the Catholics and I did not speak up because I was not a Catholic.
A prior commitment prevented us from attending but a gathering Wednesday of believers and non-believers alike at Mission San Diego de Alcala, kicked off the Fortnight for Freedom to protest the federal government's requirement via ObamaCare that religious institutions provide free contraceptive services and, in general, the government's assault on freedom, be it religious or otherwise.
Fellow SLOB W.C Varones filed his report here (and who also provided the picture above) which included this passage which was read during the event and which came from Prayer for Freedom and Protection from Evil:
In that freedom, Lord, we your people live our lives
In a way that advances your Kingdom of Life,
And we refuse to cooperate in what is evil.
At this moment, therefore, when our government has decided
To force us to cooperate in evil,
We pray for the grace to be faithful to you
And to oppose the unjust laws and mandates
That have been imposed upon us and our institutions.
And KT over at the Scratching Post who attended had this to say:
My wife and I attended the Fortnight for Religious Freedom event last night at the Mission San Diego de Alcala. The place was packed and the event moved me to tears. I felt like I was at one of the original organizing meetings of the Cristados. I've got lots more to blog about this later, but let me just add one more thing. The presence of non-Catholics there in the Mission, standing with us in support of our freedoms, was awesome.
Codified in the 1st amendment and seared into our American DNA, we can scarcely think of anything more important to a country that was founded, in large part, by religious dissidents who refused to submit to the powers that be.
We wish to participate in future Fortnight for Freedom events and we will be covering it here at Beers with Demo and we relish the opportunity to take this fight to our enemies.
They have a Facebook umbrella page: Fortnight for Freedom
Follow on Twitter: @fortnight4freedom