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FW: A Brief Catalog of Press Stories Regarding President Harrison's Testimony Before Congress on Religious Freedom
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Feed: The ABC3s of Miscellany Posted on: Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:27 AM Author: Albert Collver Subject: A Brief Catalog of Press Stories Regarding President Harrison's Testimony Before Congress on Religious Freedom
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison's February 16, 2012, testimony before Congress with representatives of the Roman Catholic, evangelical Christian, and Jewish on the threat to religious liberty posed by the contraception mandate recently promulgated by President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services department has generated significant press coverage.
President Harrison testified in a hearing titled, "Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?"
President Harrison testified: "I'm here because there is a narrow but very significant provision in the HHS provisions that is, I believe, very dangerous to religious people with our kind of convictions -- and it's also dangerous to any religious people with unique convictions."
Below is a brief catalog of press stories about President Harrison's testimony before congress on religious freedom:
Saint Louis Post-Dispatch Story About President Harrison's Congressional Testimony
The New York Times covered the event with a story titled, "Passions Flare as House Debates Birth Control Rule." The NY Times writes quotes Harrison, "'I pray for the president every day,'" Mr. Harrison said, even as he expressed 'deep distress' over the new policy and complained of 'government intrusions into Christian conscience and practice.'"
CBS News displayed its bias with a story titled, "Dems decry all-male House panel on WH contraception rule." CBS News quoted President Harrison, "Religious people determine what violates their consciences -- not the federal government. Please get the federal government, Mr. Chairman, out of our consciences."
St. Louis Radio Host Interviews LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison on HHS Ruling
On Friday, Feb. 17, KMOX radio host Charlie Brennan interviewed LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison on his appearance before a House committee regarding the recent HHS mandate on health insurance and its mandatory coverage of contraceptives.
You can listen to the audio file of the eight-minute interview by clicking either here or here.