Not Cease from Exploration

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Religious exemptions from health care coverage...you REALLY want to go there?

If you believe that employers run by the Catholic Church should be allowed to prevent employees from receiving contraception health care coverage, then are you prepared to support...

...Jehovah's Witness employers preventing their employees from receiving coverage for blood transfusions?

...Scientologist employers preventing their employees from receiving coverage for Psychiatric services?

...Native American and Muslim employers preventing their employees from receiving coverage for x-rays (and any other service that involves taking a picture of a human body)?

...Christian Scientist employers preventing their employees from receiving coverage for MOST medical services?


Seriously folks, this takes us down a path that makes absolutely no sense.  Where does it end?

No one in their right mind is claiming that Catholics should be forced to USE birth control, despite what some may be claiming.  No one is claiming that the Catholic Church should be forced to directly buy condoms for Protestants and Jews either.  What is happening is that, in a highly charged political season, some are stretching the bounds of reality simply to score cheap political points via a "wedge" issue.

If there is a Hell, there is a special place in it for those that use religion as a guise to protect and garner political power.

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