Class Warfare Blog

March 24, 2016

Sign This, Bitches!

A Supreme Court case is once again bringing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, into the headlines. According to the N.Y. Times, “The case, Zubik v. Burwell, is a collection of lawsuits by religious nonprofit organizations challenging the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employer health plans provide free contraceptive coverage to female employees. Churches and other houses of worship are exempt from this requirement. The challengers, which include religiously-affiliated universities, hospitals, and social-service groups, want the same exemption. So the government offered them a special accommodation: Notify their insurer or the government in writing that they refuse to provide contraceptive coverage, at which point the government takes over.

“But this was not enough for the challengers, who say the notification process itself forces them to be complicit in what they consider a sin. They sued under a 1993 federal law that prohibits the government from “substantially” burdening religious freedom unless it can show the law furthers a compelling interest that can’t be achieved by less restrictive means.”

These “religious organizations” have been blithely signing “forms” that could be used to support all kinds of sinful activities for generations and there was not a peep out of them. But now they have to sign an insurance form! Oh, the inhumanity!

Just signing a form makes them complicit in sinful behavior? WTF? They readily sign forms every month that could be far, far worse; they are called pay checks. Their employees can take the money they are paid and buy birth control pills with it. They can donate money to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They can but illicit drugs. They can hire prostitutes. And yet, these “religious organizations” have been blithely signing “forms” that could be used to support all kinds of sinful activities for generations and there was not a peep out of them. But now they have to sign an insurance form! Oh, the inhumanity!

Will no one stop this persecution of religion?

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4 Comments »

  1. No. It has to run its course. Nothing shall stop The Solution

    Comment by john zande — March 24, 2016 @ 9:37 am | Reply

    • Our privileges, we were promised our privileges … mew, mew, mew.

      On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 9:37 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 24, 2016 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

  2. It’s interesting that signing and mailing a form is considered a substantial burden, but making a woman to drive several hours, undergo mandatory invasive procedures and submit to waiting periods – all to get an abortion – is not.

    Comment by List of X — March 24, 2016 @ 12:31 pm | Reply

    • That is a damned good point. We need to form a religion which includes the right to have an abortion on demand and then use that as a club to bash these people over the head.

      On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 24, 2016 @ 12:43 pm | Reply


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