Robert: Upon which Commandments are the prohibitions against murder, theft and slander based? Those are the only ones which now influence law.
Nowhere do the Commandments mandate that a private Church teaching become public mandate by any measure. However, we note that Government has imposed a mandate which does not respect the right of a church to follow the tenets of its own, non-legislated beliefs. You honestly don't see anything wrong with this, especially in light of the First Amendment, which GUARANTEES you the right to follow whichever religious teaching you wish, or to follow none at all?
If religious faith does not inform the whole of someone's life, however imperfectly, then wouldn't you call that same person a hypocrite?