Thursday, February 16, 2012

Should the Fed Force Kosher Deli's to Offer Ham?

Reverend William E. Lori, the bishop of Bridgeport, Conn offered this parable to Congress to critique Obama's forcing religious institutions and/or their insurers to provide free contraceptives and abortion pills to it's female employees despite religious moral objections:

"It is absurd for someone to come into a kosher deli and demand a ham sandwich," Lori said. "But it is beyond absurd for that demand to be backed up with the coercive power of the state."

Obama's so-called "accommodation" is a mere fig leaf.   Using the parable above, it would be like the Federal government forcing the kosher deli's meat supplier to call up all the deli's employees and inform them that they can have free ham at the meat supplier's expense because Obama commands them to.

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