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Bible Publisher not a 'religious employer'
The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | Washington Times

Posted on 10/08/2012 8:08:24 AM PDT by cdga5for4

The Obama administration is claiming that a dedicated Christian publisher of Bibles and ministry material is insufficiently religious to qualify for an exemption to the contraception mandate in the president’s health-care overhaul. According to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia by Tyndale House Publishers, the company has been refused a “religious employer” exemption because the Health and Human Services Department categorically maintains that any for-profit publisher is not a “religious employer.” The Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Tyndale, called the rule an unconstitutional and arbitrary threat to religious freedom.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: antichrist; antichristspirit; bible; christian; christians; liberalfascism; mymuslimfaith; religiousliberty; tyndale; tyranny
According to court filings, “the Foundation receives 96.5% of all of Tyndale’s distributed profits. Since 2001, the Foundation has received $38.8 million of Tyndale’s $40.2 million in distributed profits.”
1 posted on 10/08/2012 8:08:26 AM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: cdga5for4

So, under Obamacare, “religion” means whatever they say it means. And that can change at whim. Humpty Dumpty must be smiling.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 8:12:14 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: cdga5for4

I bet if they published The Quran instead of The Bible, they would get an exemption.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 8:13:31 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Next they’ll have a Religion Czar to interpret the Gospels for us to tell how the Sacraments don’t apply the way we think they do. In fact, there is a Moonbat on the Boston Herald message boars that told me the Anointing of the Sick doesn’t entitle us to build hospitals.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 8:39:49 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: cdga5for4

Most muslims are not interested in furthering Christianity. Nor the Gospels.

And try to hinder them as much as possible.

Just sayin’


5 posted on 10/08/2012 8:48:29 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: cdga5for4

bttt


6 posted on 10/08/2012 8:51:51 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Wow! You took the words right out of my mouth! ALL Muslims got an exemption from the get-go. Isn’t that religious discrimination?


7 posted on 10/08/2012 9:47:08 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: cdga5for4
The “conscience clause” has allowed self selection OUT of many laws throughout our history (e.g. conscientious objector), yet now we have the courts to decide those areas in which you will be allowed a moral, religious, or ethical objection. You could object fighting for your country (during the draft) but you won't be allowed to opt out of an abortion mandating plan.
8 posted on 10/08/2012 9:56:09 AM PDT by blues-train (blues train)
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To: cdga5for4

Well one good thing could come out of this but only if that piece of low class sub-human trash and his wookie wife are kicked out of the WH.

Using this as a precedent, since the government feels it has the right to define what is and is not a religion, then a real American president could outlaw the hate cult of Is-Slime and all of Mo-HAM-mud’s followers.

It is a shame, no politician has the backbone to call that gutter belief out for what it is. It is not a religion but a hate cult bent on the total destruction of Western Culture.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 10:16:00 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: cdga5for4
According to Obama and Sebellius, if you earn a profit you can't be religious.

Horrible and classic Stalinism.

10 posted on 10/08/2012 10:21:53 AM PDT by what's up
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Aren’t Muslims already getting an exemption because they don’t believe in ‘insurance’???


11 posted on 10/08/2012 11:37:33 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: circlecity

“At the descretion of the HHS Secretary...”


12 posted on 10/08/2012 11:38:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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