…as long as they’re operating the business ‘according to their faith and moral values’.
Translations from church-speak provided below.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops does not support the Obama administration’s revised proposal for providing insurance coverage for contraception, saying it falls short of addressing concerns about religious freedom.
In a response to the policy update announced last week by the Department of Health and Human Services, the church leaders said the policy offers “second-class status to our first-class institutions in Catholic health care, Catholic education and Catholic charities.”…
Translation: we don’ wanna have to do the same stuff as everybody else.
The proposed guidelines would allow religious-affiliated organizations opposing contraception to opt out of a federal mandate requiring that they provide their employees with insurance coverage for birth control.
The policy would give women at non-profit, religious-based organizations, like certain hospitals and universities, the ability to receive contraception through separate health policies at no charge.
Translation: We’re so anal and controlling that you don’t want our employees getting free contraception…
If I had the right to operate my business ‘according to my faith and moral values’, I’d sack all the ugly employees and stop paying my creditors. If I can’t get away with that now, then why should the Church?