Did the founders intend for the United States to be a secular world in which religion is an afterthought? Or did they want us to have the freedom to practice our religion?
On Sep 6, WIND published an article:
The Obama administration today argued in court that the government can make a requirement that violates religious beliefs and that a company cannot reflect the religious faith of its owners.
The administration’s statements came in a court filing that asserts the federal government has the authority to order private companies to provide abortifacients for their employees.
A case against the order was brought by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Legatus, the nation’s largest organization of top Catholic business leaders, and Weingartz Supply and its owner.
The plaintiffs argue that the federal order conflicts with the U.S. Constitution by requiring them to violate their religious faith.
The Michigan case is just one of dozens nationwide that raise similar issues.
The federal attorneys contend that allowing employers to direct the activities of their entities with a respect for their own religious faith would be unworkable.