NOM's Morse: Obama Has Established A "Church Of Secular Hedonism"
February 10, 2012 3:41 pm ET by Carlos Maza
The Obama administration’s decision to require employers to provide contraception coverage isn’t sitting well with Jennifer Morse, head of the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Ruth Institute. In a February 9 column for MercatorNet, Morse declared that “Secular Hedonism” has now become “America’s new state religion… with Barack Obama as its head”:
In effect, we have a new state religion, a new Established Church of the United States of America, with Barack Obama as its head. It is the religion of Secular Hedonism, the worldview that sex is a sterile recreational activity, with babies thrown in as an afterthought, an optional extra, for people with quirky life-style preferences. The contraceptive mandate uses the full might of the US government to scrub the public square clean of any competing religious voices that dissent from the new orthodoxy.
The religious truce is officially over. The Established Church of Secular Hedonism has declared war on the rest of us, enlisting the might of the United States government on their side. We will respond using nothing but peaceful means.
We used to refrain from making religious arguments in the public square. We thought it was our duty. We thought it was good strategy. The Ruth Institute has specialized in defending the ancient Christian teachings, using non-religious arguments. This no longer makes sense. The arguments are still good arguments. But there is no longer any reason to hold back from proclaiming our faith. Our position deserves respect, not simply because it is our “deeply held religious belief”. Our position deserves respect because it is grounded in reason and evidence, and in a far deeper understanding of the human person, and the human good. The ancient Christian teachings on marriage, family and human sexuality are superior to the teachings of the Established Church of Secular Hedonism. [emphasis added]
Morse’s column is the latest in the NOM employee’s ongoing trend of making disparaging comments about the president, including declaring the Obama is “more gay than black” and panders to the gay community because he thinks “blacks don’t have that much money.”
So much for her pledge to debate the issue of marriage equality in a “civil way.”