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  •  Balance of religious belief? (7+ / 0-)

    I thought that their was a separation of 'church and state'. I wish he was as concerned about the balance of powers in the constitution  being violated with the expansion of executive power as in the Pres can kill or detain citizens without due process, indefinitely or execute any one they decide is a terrorist. This administration continues to rip up the rule of law and our rights, via the courts and bogus legislation. How about boner juice is that covered?  

    •  Well, oddly enough, apparently no mention of... (4+ / 0-)
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      Pluto, ek hornbeck, shaharazade, JVolvo

      "balancing religious considerations" WRT coverage of Viagra prescriptions seems to have been stated.  

      But then again, no doubt it's only prescribed to married men in strictly monogamous relationships and used only for procreative purposes, right?

    •  Yes it is... (0+ / 0-)
      I thought that their was a separation of 'church and state'

      Here is the fact:

      The First Amendment prohibits the federal government from making a law "respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"
      (Emphasis mine)

      Barack Obama did not/does not "establish" the doctrins of Catholic churches, hospitals and the universities.

      And he cannot "prohibit the free excercise" of them either...

      That's what "separation of state and church" means.

      "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

      by zenox on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 04:41:26 PM PST

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      •  There is already an exemption in the law (1+ / 0-)
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        covering churches.  And the law does not require people to use contraception.

        And a private corporation, not organized as a church, cannot have a religion, unless you agree they are people.  Not sure how a corporation manages to take Communion though.

        So where's the problem?

    •  No. Boner pills help make babies. (2+ / 0-)
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      And the religious zealots love them some big families.

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