Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Obamacare vs. God

The battle over forced birth control just won't go away. This should not be surprising. Government intrusion in to our life is creating a nanny state.      

Eat this, don't eat that. Warning labels. Calorie counts. You can buy two 16 ounce drinks but not one 32 ounce drink.

Yeah, that makes sense.

Tyndale House is a religious publishing company. You might think they could get a free pass on the Obamacare mandate requiring employers to include "free" contraceptive devices and medication in their group plan.

Apparently not.

Attorneys have filed suit against the HHS Secretary (Tyndale House Publishers v. Sebelius) demanding an exemption.
“To say that a Bible publisher is not religious is patently absurd. Tyndale House is a prime example of how ridiculous and arbitrary the Obama administration’s mandate is. Americans today clearly agree with America’s founders: the federal government’s bureaucrats are not qualified to decide what faith is, who the faithful are, and where and how that faith may be lived out.”
ADF Media, "Bible Publisher Isn't Religious Enough"

Put me down as undecided on this.

On one hand, I really do believe government has overstepped their role and needs to back off. The Bible tells us Adam and Eve only had one law.

Then  Moses received 10 new laws from God that seemed to work well for centuries.

On the other hand, just because a company prints Bible's and other religious literature doesn't mean they are a religious entity. Using that argument you could also say companies that manufacture pews and pulpits should also be exempt. Or companies that produce wine (or grape juice for the Baptists), or shot glasses (used for communion).

The list is almost endless.

Thanks to Henry Stern for this tip
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