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February 13, 2012

Talking Points, Part 1

Talking Points, Part 1

Need some talking points on the HHS decision? Stay tuned.   I’m John Stonestreet, and this is The Point.

Well, I’ve been talking about the terrible threat to religious freedom from the decision of the Obama administration to mandate coverage of contraception even by organizations with religious objections. Here’s why it’s such a bad idea:

First, it’s not a partisan issue. Commentators like Michael Gerson on the political right and E.J. Dionne on the left have both denounced the decision as an assault on religious freedom. Second, there was no compromise, despite what HHS claims. Rather, groups were given an additional year to violate their religious conscience. Third, both Catholic and Protestant employers will be forced to violate their conscience. And, coverage includes drugs which may cause abortions. And finally, the exemptions were far too narrow.

Tomorrow, I’ll offer two more reasons Christians should join together to resist this unjust law. They’re too important to miss. In the meantime, visit to learn what you can do and listen to my interview with Chuck Colson and Bishop David Zubik. For the Point, I’m John Stonestreet.


Further Reading

Kathleen Sebelius: Contraception Rule Respects Religion
Kathleen Sebelius | USA Today | February 06, 2012

Manhattan Declaration

The Time Is Now
Chuck Colson | Two-Minute Warning | February 08, 2012

First They Came for the Catholics: Obama's Contraceptive Mandate
Timothy George & Charles Colson | Christianity Today | February 08, 2012

Bishop David Zubik: 'To Hell with You'
The Daley Gator | February 06, 2012

The poor pay the price for Obama's politics
Michael Gerson | The Washington Post | February 06, 2012

Over 150 congressional leaders demand repeal of HHS mandate
Michelle Bauman | EWTN | february 08, 2012

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