17th February 2012
Link reblogged from A Pro-Life Friend with 10 notes
I don’t know if they should have been arrested (but I’d like to see someone dig up an AP article on this because this source is biased and I’d like to know what I’m reading is fully factual). Based on what is here, I don’t think it should have been right to arrest them, and I would like to see more details on the case from an unbiased source.
However — to touch on why they were there: Obamacare has nothing to do with religious freedom. Period. An employer is not paying his employees out of pocket. His company is. His company does not have first Amendment rights, and under the Civil Rights act, you cannot discriminate against your employees for multiple prejudices you hold, whether racial, gender-related, religious, or whatever. If this were a religious organization, they would be tax exempt, receiving no aid from the government, as LAW REQUIRES, and would therefore not be affected by the mandate.
Your religious freedom is not being attacked. You are attacking the religious freedom of OTHERS by insisting that laws based on your religious beliefs be held over the civil rights of other Americans.
Stop demanding special treatment, accept that you are privileged and you are given WELL BEYOND what the first amendment promises in terms of “freedom”, because you openly trample over the rights of others in the name of God, and sit down.