Obama HHS to Force Bible Publisher to Kneel to Contraceptive Mandate
by Bryan Preston
We now have the US government dictating who is and who is not sufficiently religious to escape the ObamaCare abortifacient mandate.
[quote]The Obama administration is claiming that a dedicated Christian publisher of Bibles and ministry material is insufficiently religious to qualify for an exemption to the contraception mandate in the president’s health-care overhaul.
According to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia by Tyndale House Publishers, the company has been refused a “religious employer” exemption because the Health and Human Services Department categorically maintains that any for-profit publisher is not a “religious employer.”
This is exactly why the First amendment has both the Free Exercise and the Establishment clauses. It is not government’s business to determine what isn’t religious enough to be religious! Tyndale House was founded, literally, to publish a paraphrase of a Bible translation. By the author of that paraphrase. Since, it has published that and religious books. How long before the Obama maladministration finds a pretext to decide that the Catholics or the Southern Baptists or … are not religious?!