Gov't Control in HC Bill Worries Pastors

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The push for health care reform has church leaders speaking out.

Like a page from an American history book describing when pastors spoke out against the evils of England's tyranny during the Revolutionary War, pastors today are also speaking out against too much government control.

"Thomas Jefferson said a government that is strong enough to give you everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have," explained Bishop E.W. Jackson of Exodus Faith Ministries.

Their primary concern is what will happen if health care reform drafted by liberals in Congress becomes law.

"To in effect, jam down the throats of the American people something they've made clear in town hall meetings all over this country, in faxes, in calls, in emails, to their congressmen, their senators, to the president, is an absolute disregard of this Democratic republic," Jackson added.

And they believe a disregard of freedom and the sanctity of life, if taxpayer-funded abortions are included.

"We live in a country that has always had the reputation that it's the land of the free, home of the brave, and yet at the same time, as I think about abortion, what kind of freedom does a little child have, when someone takes its life," said Pastor Kelly Burris of Kempsville Baptist Church.

The pastors are part of a multi-denominational effort across the state of Virginia, urging congressmen to vote against the health care bill. They believe that if the plan becomes law, it will be a disaster for Americans, morally, spiritually and financially.

And like pastors during the Revolutionary War, they're issuing a call to action, not to take up arms, but to speak out -- loudly and clearly.

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