Should the contraception mandate create an argument over contraception or religious freedom?
Americans are so quick to get offended and flustered about nothing. He's not forcing anyone to use contraception. He is mandating that religious organizations offer contraception. If people don't want to use contraception, they don't have to... You can bet your bottom dollar, however, that there are people that are part of those religious institutions who would very much benefit from such a mandate. God, people are ridiculous. No wonder there's no real honesty in this country. Everybody's walking on eggshells.
I agree, A Thousand Words, but would place even further emphasis on the fact that it is rather absurd to make it an argument about religion, even more than it is to make it about contraception (which is pretty absurd, to begin).
None of us have the right to ignore the law based upon our own convictions or personal religious beliefs. I, for instance, can not refuse to pay taxes, despite the fact that my government is using that money to commit mass murder.
Religious freedom is not a free pass to do anything you please. If secular institutions are being run by religious people or organizations than they have to follow the secular law, not their own biblical law. If they can not perform their duties due to a conflict of interest than they should not be working there or running that organization.
If people want to be ruled by religious law, they need to move to the Vatican.
by SparklingJewel 6 years ago
Jeanne Monahan, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, blasted the news as a “profound violation of religious liberty.”“The reality is that the HHS mandate forces women like me to violate our consciences by paying a premium to an insurer who will then provide...
by Joel 6 years ago
Obama just made a statement about changing his mandate that religious organizations must provide insurance coverage for contraceptives. This has caused an uprising becuase it infringes upon religious freedoms. The Catholic Church has been making a big deal about it. Now, the...
by Joel 6 years ago
Did Obama change his contraceptive mandate for political reasons or for religious freedom?
by topgunjager 8 years ago
Who can post the best argument about the existence or the non-existence of God and can support their answers using real logic? Don't use faith based logic when proving the existence of God.
by Mark Knowles 7 years ago
It is my contention that the Christian religion (and specifically following Christ) is guaranteed to cause conflict, wars and ill will.As proof - I cite the last 1800 years - including the hubpages forums as evidence. Not only are these forums littered with arguments between atheists and believers,...
by just_curious 7 years ago
A few atheists on this forum are in the habit of pushing the argument that religion causes war. Although the argument has a half a leg to stand on, I have never seen one admit that there are other causes of this unfortunate phenomenon. I took a quick search of the history of atheism...
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