The extension of religious freedom for churches beyond their use of dogma to
influence the minds of men and women, will end the notion of freedom of religion
for individuals. Their huge financial empires can easily gain control over
business and government. The truth is that religions and their
agents have been and still are the greatest forces to control the minds and
actions of people. Given the ability to control the economy adds to that
ability. It is only a small step then to control the government.
Birth control should be denied to women....but Viagra is covered by
insurance.Yes, there is 'conflicting rulings' here.
Doesn't speak well of our society when contraceptives become a mandate.
You can step into any gas station, and purchase birth control for men.But birth control for women is 'immoral'? Pick a
Pagan,The argument is not that women should be denied birth control.
It's over who should pay for it. It's fundamentally wrong to force
those with religious objections to purchase contraception--for men or women.
Just like it would be wrong to force taxpayers to provide universal access to
alcohol, or any other legal substance they might find morally reprehensible.
Hopefully, the churches in the United States of America, who have millions of
employees and members in their schools and churches will unite in this stance.
Human life is fragile in that state and the unborn that are impacted in some of
the Healthcare bill don't have a fighting chance. Our morality is at issue
here. Our country was founded on principles of freedom and agency to choose
many of our decisions. One difference, we can now prevent many of the deaths at
birth but people choose to terminate their healthy unborn. Women and men are
the caretakers of their unborn. Morality is undermined in many ways but this is
one the unborn can't defend against.
Pagan - You made the point of the argument when you said that you can walk into
any gas station and purchase birth control for men. Others are
saying that to level the playing field and where a religious mandate exists, the
women should buy their own birth control, rather than forcing the religious
institution to act against its moral imperative.You never heard of a
man submitting an insurance reimbursement form for condoms, did you?