Democracy Has Prevailed.

February 10, 2012

This is not about churches or religious freedom

Let's get it straight. The Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to cover contraception without co-pays. It does not, however, require religions, churches, parishes, dioceses, archdioceses, etc. to cover contraception -- they are exempt (if you're a secretary working for a church you're shit out of luck). What we're talking about are public institutions like universities and hospitals -- non-profit businesses (much in the same way that UPMC, for example, is a "non-profit") -- who take government money and who take money from the public being required to follow the law to not discriminate against women when covering their health care costs.

That's it.

If the Catholic Church does not want to follow the law, they can stop taking federal funds or they can get out of the business of running businesses.

That's it.

That's their choice.

(Jesus' choice -- from all available evidence -- would seem to be to sell everything and give it to the poor. Just saying...)


Social Justice NPC Anti-Paladin™ said...

who take government money
unless it is colleges that want to ban ROTC.

Ol' Froth said...


EdHeath said...

HTTT, is there a law that says colleges/Universities that accept federal money of any sort *have* to offer ROTC?

Social Justice NPC Anti-Paladin™ said...

Please Ed you set up that up too perfectly. Don't you remember the Democrat/progressive/Anti-war (but I repeat myself butthurt over RUMSFELD v. FORUM FOR ACADEMIC AND INSTITU-TIONAL RIGHTS, INC.
The Solomon Amendment
10 U.S.C. § 983 : US Code - Section 983: Institutions of higher education that prevent ROTC access or military recruiting on campus: denial of grants and contracts from Department of Defense, Department of Education, and certain other departments and agencies

Maria Lupinacci said...

Very informative:

The R.O.T.C. Myth

Nine-El said...
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SamStone said...

It never fails to amaze me that the church freely takes public money and then thinks it has the right to ignore the civil rights of their employees. Great post!

Nine-El said...

You accept the king's shilling ..he calls the tune.

Don't like it it on your own dime.

EdHeath said...

So HTTT, did you read Maria's link? The defense department wanted students who enroll in ROTC to be able to ignore the school's graduation requirements. When the schools disagreed, the defense department walked away from those schools.

And I said federal money *of any sort*. But whatever, you are never interested in honest debate.

(thanks Maria)