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Forum Post: Is America a country of PEOPLE or a country of CHURCHES ?

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 9, 2012, 9:22 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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How does requiring all employers to offer a standard insurance plan violate person’s religious freedom?
This is employment law – pure and simple. No one is forced to use contraception – even though over 90% of Catholic women have.
77% of Catholic Law Schools already provide their employees with contraceptive coverage. And 28 states already have similar laws - some with NO exceptions.
Our country is not based on the religious freedom of CHUCHES.
Our country is based on the religious freedom for PEOPLE.
Aren’t these the same fanatics who insist that their religion’s definition of marriage should be law?
If the XYZ church believes in slavery, can the XYZ church own people?

THE LAW OF THE LAND: [The unanimous 1878 Supreme Court decision - Reynolds v. United States clearly declared that the religious belief and practice of polygamy was not protected by the Constitution, based on the longstanding legal principle that
"laws are made for the government of actions, and while they cannot interfere with mere religious belief and opinions, they may with practices."__]()

Where were the fanatics when the 28 non-Obama governments passed the state laws?
Do you understand that 8 of these states - that have no exception for chuches themselves, will now have an exemption - thanks to BHO.
You may not agree with the supreme court’s decision –
but no sane person can say this has nothing to do politics, elections, and the crazy anti-Obama fear of the “other”.



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[-] 2 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 6 years ago

Interesting that you cite that 1878 ruling. Now that gay marriage is legal then there is no reason to have polygamy illegal.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

the social contract is a little more complex as roo who to call in an emergency

[-] 1 points by DonnaEvans (16) 6 years ago

Now that gay marriage is legal then there is no reason to have polygamy illegal.

This makes no sense. Both are very different and have very little to do with each other. Same-sex marriage is very similar to heterosexual marriage, polygamy is a whole different ball game.

Personally, I don't have a problem with consenting adults who want to engage in a polygamous relationship. The difficulty with allowing such marriages is the can of worms it would open in terms of the law. For example, if I had many wives from various countries and polygamy was legal, I could apply for a visa for each of them.

[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 6 years ago

And that is different from the present law? If the government decides that gay marriage is legal then any type of marriage should be legal in the eyes of said law. If it between consenting adults why is there a problem?

[-] -1 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 6 years ago

BlackSun, Nice catch! Polygamy and Coat Hangers-what a concept!

[-] 1 points by JuanFenito (847) 6 years ago

This is the second thread you have started along these lines. It is as if you are trying to convince yourself you are right.

[-] 1 points by Rixon (1) 6 years ago

yes i agree with you.

[-] 0 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 6 years ago

YES!!! Thank you!!!

"We are a nation of laws, not men." Is how our forefathers structured this great nation to keep us from lapsing into Kingdom or Theocracy.

They were so right. And so are you. This is a contrived controversy. I guess guns, gays and god still works for the Cons. Notice they never do anything about them. This is why. It's merely a stink bomb they like to throw.

Contraception and abortion and same sex marriage (soon to all states) are legal laws of the land. Molesting little boys and discrimination is illegal. All women are legally entitled to contraception, without discrimination of the provider. Got a problem with the laws of the land, fundamentalists, leave!! LEAVE!!!