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Thread #149850   Message #3489069
Posted By: John P
11-Mar-13 - 08:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Joe, if the church leaders are benignly neglecting the ban on birth control, then why are they refusing to cover birth control in their health insurance policies for their employees? I don't care even a little bit about what they actually believe, I don't care what their adherents do and don't do. I only care about it when they try to impose their religion on other people. Refusing to comply with our employment laws is forcing their religion on their employees. Or having a religious test in order to become employed, take your pick. They may be practicing benign neglect in the day to day lives of their flock, but they are NOT doing so when it comes to making (or breaking) our laws. So -- no, they don't get a pass on this. They are acting in unconstitutional and unethical ways.

It's really kind of dumb -- they are asking the rest of us to enforce a policy that they can't even get their membership to go along with.