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← Does Religious Liberty Equal Freedom to Discriminate?

steveb0503's Avatar Jump to comment 76 by steveb0503

What kills me about issues such as this, is the strawman aspect they usually seem to take on.

Because they dislike the idea of government mandated healthcare provisions (especially where they intersect with their belief systems), they re-brand the discussion as an issue regarding religious liberties so they can get more support - because it goes without saying that the government can't tell you how to "observe" your particular faith. Of course this draws attention away from the real issue at hand which is: the fact that a faith-based institution that employs people who do not hold to that same faith (in whatever color it happens to come in) shouldn't be allowed to hold those employees to the same "standards" of behavior they personally deem significant.

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:34:31 UTC | #950359