Charlie Daniels: Catholic Nuns “The Only People With the Guts to Face Down Obama”


Music legend Charlie Daniels weighed in yesterday on the fight between the Obama Administration and the Little Sisters of the Poor. Daniels tweeted:

Best-known for his 1979 hit song, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, I can’t help but wonder if it’s time Daniel’s released a followup, perhaps entitled, The Devil Calls Washington Home. Daniels himself is no stranger to recent political controversy. He tweeted in defense of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson after the latter’s controversial comments about homosexuality in an interview with GQ. He later battled it out on the social media platform with CNN host Piers Morgan on the same topic.

The fight between the White House and the Little Sisters of the Poor isn’t creating favorable PR for the scandal-worn administration. It raised eyebrows in many conservative circles when one of Obama’s own Supreme Court nominees, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, issued a stay temporarily preventing the administration from enforcing the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act on the Little Sisters. Yesterday, the New York Post published an editorial defending the order of nuns who help the elderly poor against a “defiant” President Obama:

Though he’s had plenty of opportunities to compromise on his overreaching contraceptive mandate, President Obama has defiantly refused them all. Now he’s fighting a group of nuns in US Supreme Court.

The nuns are the Little Sisters of the Poor, and they run nursing homes for the elderly. The Little Sisters argue they should not be forced to offer coverage that violates their religious convictions.

The Obama argument is astounding. The gist is that the nuns really aren’t religious enough to qualify for the church exemption. The administration backs up that position with hefty fines for the Little Sisters if they don’t cave. For example, just for their home in Denver, where there are 67 employees, it could run to $6,700 a day. That’s money the Little Sisters simply don’t have.


Justice Sotomayor has many options before her. Here’s hoping she comes down on the side of the angels.

If there’s ever been a more tone deaf administration in American History, I’m not aware of it. 


Categories:Religious Liberty

  • Sheila Taylor

    Charlie, you are a well-known and well-loved entertainer. Famous people have a platform to influence others for good (or for bad and that’s their right to free speech). I am so hopeful for America and our future when people like you speak out for good and for people being denied their rights like the Little Sisters of the Poor (unsung heroes, who do deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for their caring ministry). God bless you and God be with the Little Sisters at this difficult time for them. Justice Sotomayer did the right thing and God bless her for it.

  • Kanela

    Bless you, Charlie Daniels for speaking up of the underdogs. May God be with the Little Sisters of the Poor and St. Michael be with all who are against this ridiculous attack on the Catholic beliefs.

  • Andrew J. Emmons

    Hats off to the Little Sisters of the Poor for standing firm on their convictions. God Bless!

  • Richard

    I have faith that God will effect a greater good out of the evil that emanates from the present administration. That said, I must confess that it is very difficult to not succumb to feelings of unadulterated contempt for those who have brought the travesty that is Obamcare. God bless the Sisters, indeed. St Michael the Archangel defend us!

  • L Maze

    This is not the only thing the administration is deaf to. Why should anyone who is post menapause have to pay for maternity coverage in their obama care?! Now we all pay so 10 percent of the population including illegal immigrants don’t pay anything

  • Anne

    Thank you Charlie Daniels for standing up and voicing your beliefs and concerns! Maybe the people of this country will listen and hear what you are saying. God Bless you.



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