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  •  So a Christian church... (0+ / 0-)

    ...should have to consider the atheist on the same level as the devoted Christian for their minister, because they couldn't engage in religious discrimination in hiring—despite the fact that having one's personal faith practices is, in fact, part of the job description?

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sun May 06, 2012 at 04:01:36 PM PDT

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      Because a Minister is not an employee in the normal sense of the word. They are paid, but their role is not secular.

      That said, I see no good reason why that Minister should have health coverage that denies abortion or contraceptive care.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Sun May 06, 2012 at 05:35:44 PM PDT

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