Obama Administration Tries to Save Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

Looks like the pen and phone work just fine from the 15th hole on vacation, when it comes to the Obamacare birth control mandate. As the Times Free Press reports, Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. Even so, the accommodations may not fully satisfy Read more […]

Good News: Supreme Court Decided in our Favor, 5-4; Bad News: We’re Still Hostages to Nine People

Two pieces of good news from the Supreme Court came out today, thought they made it by a small majority—they were not the 9-0 decisions we have seen recently. First of all, the Hobby Lobby case was decided in Hobby Lobby’s favor. The government cannot force Hobby Lobby to fund “contraceptives” and, really, abortifacients and abortions. I am happy to report that my cynicism about this case has been disproven! But this victory, as important as it was, and as grateful as we should be Read more […]

Obamacare & Conscience: Christians Now Facing Fundamental Challenge

It’s a small sin. Go ahead… no big deal. Go along to get along. Only a small pinch of incense. Just a few, harmless words: “Caesar is Lord.” Nope. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever. The Daily Signal comments, “Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate: Court Says Being Complicit in Sin Isn’t a Sin.” …as First Amendment scholar Eugene Volokh writes: [T]he question isn’t whether a judge or jury agrees with a person’s claim that a law [that] requires him to engage in behavior is sinful—it Read more […]

The Hobby Lobby Case Is About The Fundamental Premise of The United States

From National Religious Broadcasters: Rhetoric is escalating in Washington as the March 25 date draws near for Hobby Lobby to plead its First Amendment case at the U.S. Supreme Court against the Obama Administration’s mandate that all new health plans cover contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. As a private business, Hobby Lobby does not fall under the narrow religious exemption of the mandate, so it would be required to include such coverage when its health plan renews or Read more […]

At Last Minute, Justice Blocks Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Amid all the bad news kicking off the new year, there’s at least one bit of welcome change. Out of the blue on Tuesday, President Obama’s appointee to the Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked the Administration from forcing some religion-affiliated groups to provide employees with health insurance that includes coverage for contraception and abortion-inducing drugs. The decision comes at the request of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Colorado nuns, and applies to other Roman Read more […]

Mennonite Owned Company Denied Religious Exemption from Contraception Mandate

I hate to keep beating a dead horse, but I’ll say it again.  When companies owned by Catholics file suit against having to comply with the contraception mandate, they win religious exemption status.  When companies owned by Protestants file suit, they are denied religious exemption status, often meeting the same criteria as the companies owned by Catholics. In the latest case, the owners of the Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., the Hahn Family, filed a lawsuit against the federal government Read more […]

Another Victory Over Contraception Mandate

The churches, Christian colleges, schools and businesses have been lining up to file legal action to block them from having to violate their Christian faith and principles by implementing the controversial contraception mandate.  And one by one, the courts are agreeing with them. In the latest victory for religious freedom, Tyndale House Publishers of Carol Stream, IL, won a preliminary injunction against the mandate.  Tyndale is the world’s largest private Christian publishers of Bibles, Read more […]