The National Clergy Council has declared a “state of emergency” for churches in response to the ObamaCare mandate that violates religious freedom.
The issue at hand is that insurance companies are require to provide free contraception, sterilization, and the “morning-after” pill to employees, even though people or religious institutions might object to financing such coverage.
“The real issue here, it’s not birth control; it’s religious liberty, it’s freedom of conscience, [and] it’s the freedom of individuals and their churches to determine their own positions and their own policies about contraception and abortion,” contends Norm Lund, a spokesman for the National Clergy Council.
As an example, hospitals with a religious affiliation would be forced to sign up for and help finance insurance that provides those services, even though it violates the tenets of their faith. Self-insured religious institutions would finance the mandate as well. Lund submits that the government has crossed the line. Click here to read more