Valin Posted February 10, 2012 Share Posted February 10, 2012 WSJ: ObamaCare's contraception mandate stands the First Amendment on its head. DONALD WUERL, CHARLES COLSON AND MEIR Y. SOLOVEICHIK 2/10/12 Stories involving a Catholic, a Protestant and a Jew typically end with a punch line. We wish that were the case here, but what brings us together is no laughing matter: the threat now posed by government policy to that basic human freedom, religious liberty. (Snip) Coverage of this story has almost invariably been framed as a conflict between the federal government and the Catholic bishops. Zeroing in on the word "contraception," many commentators have taken delight in pointing to surveys about the use of contraceptives among Catholics, the message being that any infringement of religious freedom involves an idiosyncratic position that doesn't affect that many people (Snip) Yet instead of encouraging the different faith communities to continue their vital work for the good of all, the Obama administration is forcing them to make a choice: serving God and their neighbors according to the dictates of their respective faiths—or bending the knee to the dictates of the state. (Snip) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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