Where were you righties when Catholics were objecting to the death penalty on religious grounds? Where were you all when Quakers objected to war on religious grounds. None of you all took up for their supposed right not to pay taxes on what they opposed. Don't even tell me that people here give a crap about the government making people pay taxes on what they don't want. They're all for it when the ones with a religious objection are liberal leaning.
Okay, like I said, I don't have a problem with religious schools and businesses being exempt. I do have a problem with secular businesses being exempt because oh my goodness a Catholic might work there or have to pay the taxes.
And I don't appreciate being told I hate Catholics when I am one. While the Bishops may be trying to enforce the rules, the truth the MAJORITY of Catholics don't even agree with them. Most Catholics take birth control.
Your side is the side wanting special rights for your religious groups AGAIN. No surprise. The conservative side always want special rights for certain groups that nobody else has.
Second, the compromise orders private companies to provide a specific service without the right to charge for that service. If you happened to own a bakery, could the government legally order you to provide chocolate cookies to all children under the age of 6 that enter your store with parents that will not pay for chocolate cookies?
Despite the fact that many Catholics choose to break with church teachings in their private lives, do you really want to watch your government continuing to destroy the protections granted to religious beliefs by the Constitution? They've already destroyed the Christian right to free speech on the privately owned property of their churches. Now they want to force all Christians, not just Catholics, to directly support abortifacient drugs under penalty of government fines. What ever happened to the leftist whine, "If you don't like abortion, don't have one." It seems to have evolved into, "If you don't like abortion, you can just pay for mine anyway."
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