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Religious freedom important in U.S. too

February 11, 2014

Last week, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, President Barack Obama insisted freedom of religion “is important to national security and is a central tenet of U.S....

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Zorromcgee

Feb-13-14 4:53 PM

Norway-then don't use those methods-but neither you nor your employer can make that decision for someone else.

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Norwaymaple

Feb-13-14 3:47 PM

Some forms of "contraception" can allow conception to occur, and then cause an abortion. Opting out w on't be allowed for some of those methods.

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Zorromcgee

Feb-13-14 12:22 PM

If you go to work for a corperation, should your compensation be based on the religious beliefs of the owner? If he believes women should be paid less then men would that be OK with you?

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Auntydem

Feb-11-14 9:13 AM

The law is about providing insurance coverage for contraception, not abortion. Church-related organizations can opt out of the mandate, and insurers would provide contraceptive coverage directly to employees. That is unacceptable to religious employers also.

Insurance is a benefit – extra compensation. Unless employers intend to monitor how employees spend their paychecks and claim their religious freedom is violated by the employees choices of substances, actions, entertainment, whatever; one could argue employers have always contributed to the sins of their employees by paying them. What employer has ever considered that a violation of their own religious freedom?

Whose side would you be on if a Muslim employer claimed a worker buying pork chops violated his freedom of religion? If a deeply religious employers claimed your child’s insurance coverage for an organ transplant violated their religious beliefs?

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