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August 1, 2012

Obama's War on Religion Started Today

In case you weren't aware, the god-awful HHS mandate requiring providers to cover contraception andabortifacients went into effect today. K-Lo nails the significance of what is happening in one paragraph (which is why she writes for a real magazine and I'm a hack blogger):

This Day in the History of Religious Liberty
By Kathryn Jean Lopez
August 1, 2012 11:40 A.M.

Today is the day that the implementation of the controversial Health and Human Services contraception, sterilization, abortion-inducing drug mandate goes into effect. (Read George Weigel's piece here and our editorial here.) My inbox is an election-year celebration of contraception from the likes of Planned Parenthood. But the HHS mandate is not about access to contraception, it's about radical ideology and the role of government in our lives. It also violates the consciences of more than Catholics -- this is why Wheaton College, among others including Geneva College and Colorado Christian University, find themselves suing the federal government over the mandate. The president of the United States believes folks who don't want to cover contraception and sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs are backward. In their view, they can talk all they want about sexual morality in their churches, but they cannot practice the implications of those beliefs in their lives outside the churches, in businesses, and even in Church-related charities and schools, when it comes to insurance coverage. The HHS mandate exists because Congress gave HHS wild regulatory powers, which they've understood to include redefining religious liberty by regulation.

Posted by Tom at August 1, 2012 8:00 PM

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