Cathi Herrod Got This Many People to Listen to Her and the Religulous Gang Complain About Contraception

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These people don't like contraception.
Phoenix's more religulous politicians and individuals gathered outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Building in Phoenix today to complain about a real burning issue -- women not getting pregnant.

This was billed as a "religious freedom rally" -- coinciding with rallies going on in cities across the country -- to protest the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directive for employer healthcare plans to cover, among other things, contraception.

This is just devil-speak to Herrod, her lapdog legislators, and the largely older group of people who showed up to be preached to on the issue.

The speakers, including Herrod, state Representative Debbie Lesko, Catholic Bishop Thomas Olmsted, anti-abortion ob-gyn William Chavira, and Congressional candidate Wendy Rogers, among others, all brought along the same drivel about the "attack" and "war" on religion that's supposedly being waged.

Chavira says he personally is under attack by the government for some reason he didn't go into detail about, but added that he only plays by the rules of the Catholic Church, if you'd like to take that into consideration before scheduling an appointment.

Chavira went on to explain that he's a "true feminist" because he plays by the church's rules, and said he doesn't understand why there's no public uproar over this HHS directive like there was for the swine flu epidemic or the trapped West Virginia coal miners.

Lesko touted her bill that Governor Jan Brewer signed into law, which allows "religiously affiliated employers" to refuse covering contraceptives in their insurance coverage -- apparently a real high priority to these folks.

Also spotted at the event was Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who apparently decided to engage in a little religious activism at noon on a Friday.

Long story short, we went to find out what the actual objection to the directive is, and all we got were glares for not bowing our head for prayers or singing along to the National Anthem.

 

See our story on how Herrod got the Legislature to kill a proposed bullying law that would have benefitted all children because she and her ilk felt it would encourage children to go gay.



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david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

lol if Chavira only plays by the rules of the Church, i have to wonder..how many pedophiles has he helped hide? also, i say to any Christian or Catholic "remember Matthew 7:1"..(for those that dont know, its GOD telling us not to judge others..)

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

I call bullshit on your statements ConcernedCatholic.  You AND/OR your Church is not being required to pay for ANY contraception.  You and/or your Church are being required to provide health insurance which then pays for the contraception IF THE PERSON INSURED WISHES TO.  Guess what 95% of self-professed Catholic Women state that they have PURCHASED contraceptives in the past year.  70% have purchased abortions for themselves.  You are a fool and your religion is a bunch of made up crap.  I want you to believe though, because the brain chemicals released by your act of worship helps to moderate your tendancy to be a total and complete asshole. Early studies in the 1950s and 1960s attempted to use EEGs to study brain wave patterns correlated with "spiritual" states. During the 1980s Dr. Michael Persinger stimulated the temporal lobes of human subjects with a weak magnetic field. His subjects claimed to have a sensation of "an ethereal presence in the room." Some current studies use neuroimaging to localize brain regions active, or differentially active, during religious experiences. These neuroimaging studies have implicated a number of brain regions, including the limbic system, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, superior parietal lobe, and caudate nucleus. Based on the complex nature of religious experience, it is likely that they are mediated by an interaction of neural mechanisms that all add to the overall religious experience. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/7.11/persinger.html http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=110997741 BTW - the chemical your body releases when presented with heroin - yup - it's the same one that is released by your brain when you're engaged in a "religious experience" - it's called http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphin This is the drug your own body creates.  It's JUST LIKE HEROIN and has the same effects regarding euphoria. 

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

O'Brien might have run over a drunk guy on the road, but he did not obsess over reproduction like Mullah Olmstead, of the Taliban. Ironically the Phoenix Diocese is on the downhill slide since the Taliban came to power in Phoenix to Puritanize the Church. I know many, many people, who were loyal Catholics until the Taliban came to Phoenix. We need a revolution in the Catholic church, and that is to retake the church from the right wing maniacs who think got gave them the tablets. I say Olmstead is either a scibe or Pharisee.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Stop the yelling, you God damned fruit cake!!!!!

Fatima Today
Fatima Today

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Fatima Today
Fatima Today

 Fatima.TodayWe are all called by our baptism to go out & tell everyone about the Good News! Now! The word, communicated by mouth about something good > has always been known to be the most powerful way of getting things right! Now that you know all of what God wills for us! To Vote into office Ron Paul! Go OUT And Tell Everyone about it! DON'T HOLD BACK ANY LONGER! BECAUSE ALL Of OUR FREEDOMS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE AT STAKE HERE! THE TRUTH IS THE MOST POWERFUL THING TO HAVE AT TIMES LIKE NOW! USE IT FOR OUR ADVANTAGE AGAINST ALL EVIL GOING ON HERE IN THIS COUNTRY OF OURS! STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT! BEFORE GOD ALMIGHTY & DEMAND TO BE HEARD! UNITE FOR GOOD! GO OUT AND BE GOD'S CRUSADERS FOR THE GOOD OF ALL PEOPLE HERE ON EARTH ( LET'S START IN THIS COUNTRY! )! BE READY TO GO TO WAR AGAINST ALL THE LIES OF EVIL ABOUT ABORTION & FORCING US ALL TO USE CONTRACEPTION METHODS! EXPOSE ALL THE EVIL THAT COMES WITH THESE CHOICES! UNITE ALL OF YOUR SELVES > ALL WITH GOD'S REVEALED TRUTHS FROM HIS MOST HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH! TELL EVERYONE ABOUT HOW IF WE VOTE INTO OFFICE MITT ROMNEY WE WILL STILL LOOSE ALL OUR FREEDOMS & BECOME A SOCIALIST COUNTRY VERY SOON! THEN THERE WILL BE NO MORE VOTING INTO OFFICE! OUR ONLY OPTION WILL BE A DICTATOR & GOVERNMENT WILL CONTROL US ALL! STOP THIS EVIL & MADNESS BEFORE IT IS TO LATE! VOTE INTO OFFICE RON PAUL! TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS! AND EVERYONE YOU MEET ABOUT THIS! DO NOT HOLD BACK ALL THE TRUTH! PUT ON YOUR ARMOR OF GOD EVERYDAY & SAY PROTECTION PRAYERS FOR ALL OF US IN THIS GREAT SPIRITUAL WARFARE WE ARE ALL ENGAGED IN THIS DAY OF AGE, IN HISTORY THIS TIME OF MANKIND TODAY! TELL EVERYONE THE TRUTH REVEALED TO US THROUGH GOD'S HOLY CHURCH! GOD ONLY WANTS WHAT IS GOOD FOR US ALL! HE ALWAYS HAS & ALWAYS WILL! TELL EVERYONE ABOUT IT! TURN BACK TO GOD > THROUGH MARY! SHE IS THE EASIEST , SUREST, & FASTEST WAY TO GOD'S HEART! PRAY TO HER TO INTERCEDE FOR US ALL AT THIS TIME OF OUR CRISIS IN AMERICA! SAY THE ROSARY EVERYDAY! PADRA PIO SAID THAT THE ROSARY IS.. THE "WEAPON AGAINST EVIL! " HE BORE THE WOUND'S OF CHRIST FOR 50 YEARS! THEY CALLED HIM A LIVING CRUCIFIX! HE WAS A VICTIM SOUL! CHOSEN BY GOD TO HELP US ALL IN THIS BATTLE WE ARE ENGAGED IN BETWEEN GOOD & EVIL! ASK GOD > YOUR SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR AT YOUR CATHOLIC CHURCH > GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE PRIEST! WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP BRING GOD'S KINGDOM HERE ON EARTH? POPE BENEDICT XVI SAID " WE ALL SHOULD LEARN. LIVE & SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA! GET THE BOOK " FATIMA FOR TODAY "! BY FR. ANDREW APOSTOLI! " TELL EVERYONE ABOUT IT! & HELP CONVERT SINNERS IN THIS WORLD BACK TO CHRIST! FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CONTACT ME AT my E-- MAIL AT > fatima.today@yahoo.com.

Coz
Coz

Thats the republican way.

sarum
sarum

Women have sexual needs and can actually become physically ill from not getting those needs met.  Maybe we should promote homosexuality among younger women who do not wish to get pregnant?  There is a clear relationship between abstinence and various health issues, never mind the actual physical pain of unrequited sexuality,  but hey, the Christians tell me that even masturbation is absolutely demonic.  Yet another example of the facts of life, science and religion unable to get along for the betterment of the people they claim to serve.

wherewasi
wherewasi

Matthew - do you have any idea how many people showed up for the Russell and Lester Pearce Ice Cream Social last weekend?  I think it's funny to see the Tea Party Leaders "rally the bags" and only end up with a handful.  This event is a perfect example.

wherewasi
wherewasi

Cathi Herrod is a Sanctimonious Bitch who needs to: 1.)  Stay out of my relationships.  I will love whomever I chose to love.2.)  Stay out of my family-related decisions.  I stopped at 2 kids.  Birth control WAS involved.3.)  Stay out of my bedroom.  My sex life is none of your business, Bitch.4.)  Stay out of my womb.  I chose whether or not there is a baby in it.5.)  Read the Bible and find out what it says about judging others. She is a false witness.6.)  Get ready to explain why the donations made to CAP are no longer tax deductible. Sonoran Alliance - a "conservative political blog site" run by the AZGOP Communications Director Shane Wikfors - features frequent CAP updates by Cathi Herrod which explain how this lobbying organization is working hard to shape Arizona politics.  They ARE a lobbying organization and NOT a charitable organization.  Read her "5 Minutes for Families" articles and try to explain how they are NOT political lobbyists!

wherewasi
wherewasi

Not only that, they only care about the baby from conception until birth.  If you are a baby born to an unemployed parent who wants public assistance, you suddenly go from awesome GIFT FROM GOD to creepy little PARASITE.  But, oh, be grateful we preserved your right to be born...

betyourbippy
betyourbippy

These people are no different than the Taliban. The goal, and so far successful, is to place their biblical beliefs into civil law. It's quite clear these laws are unconstitutional based on separation of church and state. Every last one of them with Lesko and Herrod in the lead should be tried for treason.

ConcernedCatholic
ConcernedCatholic

I can see you have not looked at the research. I have not resorted to angry retorts. Why do you?

slipery Mike
slipery Mike

they dont abort girls in china.......they drown them after they are born! there isnt the type of care for pregnant women in asia,since they are things and not really people,just like the catholic church propagates!(look at italy,france,spain,mexico,all of latin america!your priest killed the mayans for thier gold!you can suck it,with your drivel!

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