Contact: Walter B. Hoye II, California Civil Rights Foundation, 510-225-4056
SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2012 /Standard Newswire/ -- On Friday, June 8th at Noon, concerned citizens will hold a Rally for Religious Freedom at the U.S. Federal Building in San Francisco to voice public opposition to the Obama administration's Health and Human Services Mandate. The HHS Mandate forces all employers -- even religious institutions such as Roman Catholic hospitals and universities -- to offer contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, contrary to their religious beliefs and doctrines. San Francisco is joining over 100 other cities across the nation Standing Up for Religious Freedom.
What: Stand Up Rally for Religious Freedom
When: Friday, June 8th, Noon
Where: San Francisco's U.S. Federal Building, 90 Seventh St., San Francisco, CA
Who: Citizens opposed to President Obama's HHS Mandate
Walter Hoye, President of the California Civil Rights Foundation, has organized San Francisco's "Stand Up For Religious Freedom" rally. Guest Speakers include Father Joseph Illo (St. Joseph's Catholic Church); Kevin McGary (Frederick Douglass Foundation of California); Marie Conway Stroughter (African-American Conservatives); Eva Muntean (San Francisco Walk for Life West Coast); Chris Pareja (Chris Pareja for Congress); Rochelle Conner (God And Government); Victoria Evans (Respect Life, Archdiocese of San Francisco); Jennifer Halbleib, Ph.D. (The Becket Fund); Father Jeffrey R. Keyes (St. Edward Catholic Parish); Ana Benderas (Live Action); Gwen Patrick (Frederick Douglass Foundation of California) and Antoine Lamar Miller (Pastor, Rehoboth Christian Fellowship Church). Our Mistress of Ceremonies is Dana Cody (Life Legal Defense Foundation).
"Not since the 1960's has a cause so righteous and so just demanded the Body of Christ, in the power of our Lord's Priesthood, to rise together in the Public Square to let our voices be heard. The lines have been drawn. The battle is already raging. Choose you this day, whom you will serve," said Walter Hoye.
Hoye continued, "We agree with the Catholic Bishops. This is not about access to contraception, universal health care, religious freedom of Catholics only or a matter of partisan politics. This is about the federal government forcing the Church to act against Her teachings."
For more information on the Nationwide Rally effort, including media contacts for the national leadership team, visit Stand Up For Religious Freedom.
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