My Comment: I couldn’t believe it. I don’t know why this surprises me, as I have continuously said the church is dead in the water. But now, the church is leading it’s flock straight into the beast’s pocket. Still think the church has not been infiltrated? What happened to the ‘freedom from religion’ that they continually tout? I guess it’s ok as long as you give the message they want you to give. Hitler did this same thing, different circumstances, but the same thing! Do you still not see where this is headed? Do you not understand what happens when the church becomes part of the world? Wake up!
(The Blaze) Community organizers are joining pastors across the country to educate and help parishioners sign up for Obamacare. The coordinated initiative, called “Health Care from the Pulpit,” is being implemented by Enroll America, a non-profit with the goal of maximizing ”the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act.”
The program has already reached a number of churches across the nation. In Jacksonville, Fla, Pastor John Newman is among those who invited community organizers from the group to his church to talk about the cost of Obamacare and the enrollment process.
During the event, Enroll America invited congregants to fill out cards with basic information about themselves or people they knew who might be in need of health care, WJXT-TV reports.
“Our pastor, he keeps us real informed and grounded in what’s going on in the community, and he’s always bringing stuff to help us, so I love him for that,” said one parishioner named Michelle Fletcher.
Enroll America knows that pastors are trusted members of the community, which is why churches are a focus for education and information on the health care law.
Through “Health Care from the Pulpit,” the organization is working with faith leaders to ensure that people hear about availability — and with a captive audience in the pews, the move makes logistical sense.
“Pastors are trusted messengers. They’ll be able to get the story across, they’ll be able to relate to that story and they’ll be able to ask people to enroll in health insurance,” Enroll America organizer Anthony Penna told WJXT.
From Oct. 25-27, the organization launched its pulpit program as part of the Get Covered America campaign. Enroll America pledged to help churches who wish to enroll congregants or provide people in the community with information and resources.
- Big push for ‘Obamacare’ sign-up across Florida (local10.com)
- Churches help inform on health care law (news4jax.com)