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Government Shouldn't Define 'Church'

para_dimz Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:29 PM
The First Amendment says nothing about churches. If government defines churches as the sole venue for the free exercise of religion they will have amended the constitution. This nation was first settled because of violations of conscience of individuals.

Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act. While exempting churches and some religiously affiliated institutions, such as hospitals and universities, from supplying the coverage, the new proposal calls for their employees to receive stand-alone private insurance policies providing birth control coverage at no cost. Insurance companies will foot the bill, but only the naive can possibly think the cost won't find its way back to the institution in the form of higher health premiums.

Numerous lawsuits filed against this and other portions...