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  •  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?

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