(CT) Evangelicals Copy More of Catholic Playbook to Oppose Contraception Ruling

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Despite differences over contraception, evangelical leaders have fallen in step with Catholic bishops over what they see as federal compulsion to provide services against their conscience.

In 2011, the Obama administration ruled that religious institutions would be required to provide employees with free contraceptive coverage. President Obama said in February that insurers would be responsible for paying for the contraception, but those who opposed the new rule suggested insurers could simply raise premiums to cover the cost.

Searching for strategies, some evangelicals filed lawsuits. Others followed Catholic bishops' lead, releasing letters to be read in churches.

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Posted April 16, 2012 at 3:50 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Br. Michael wrote:

The truth is that this is a government diktat and it is unconstitutional, it should make no difference that this is about contraception.  It could be about providing watermelons or paper clips, but the principle is the same.  That some misguided fools discern their principles on the agenda itself is the true scandal.  Whether you are for contraception or not, you should at least agree that the government can’t coerce the churches either way.  That people are divided on this, points to the fall of the republic.

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