Religious Exceptionalism

Some people sure think their faith makes them exceptional.

Little Sisters. . .Looks like a rough bunch, Mr. President

Little Sisters. . .Looks like a rough bunch, Mr. President

“The Obama administration responded on Friday to a plea before the Supreme Court from a Catholic-affiliated nursing home that got a temporary exemption from a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. The Little Sisters of the Poor sought to avoid filling out a form saying the group objects to birth control.

The Justice Department pointed out that due to a loophole, no birth control will actually result from the signing of the form, and even if it did, that isn’t a substantial burden on religious freedom. The Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged’s “concern that they are ‘authorizing others’ to provide coverage lacks any foundation in the facts or the law,” the Department of Justice wrote in its response, filed by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.

The nursing home is one of many religiously affiliated nonprofit organizations that have sued over the administration’s self-described accommodation of their objections. It allows them to opt out of covering birth control on employee health plans if they sign a form saying they object.”  More (NBC)

God says we can’t sign a form!  You can’t make us!  We’re. . .we’re. . .special! (God says so on THIS FORM!)

Now, as the Church Lady would say, isn’t that Special Exceptional!

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