More than two dozen lawsuits have been filed against the
ObamaCare mandate that requires employers to provide free coverage
of contraceptives, abortion pills and sterilization. The latest
suit comes from Tyndale House Publishers.
Tyndale is the largest privately held Christian publisher of
Bibles, Christian books and digital media, yet it is subject to the
mandate for for-profit corporations that are considered
categorically non-religious -- even though Tyndale is owned by a
non-profit foundation that provides grants to meet physical and
spiritual needs of people worldwide.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Matt Bowman
tells OneNewsNow, "Bible publishers should be free to do business
according to the book that they publish."
"To say that a Bible publisher is not religious is patently
absurd," the attorney continues. "Tyndale House Publishers is a
prime example of how ridiculous and arbitrary the Obama
administration's mandate is. Americans today clearly agree with
America's founders: the federal government's bureaucrats are not
qualified to decide what faith is, who the faithful are, and where
and how that faith may be lived out."
The mandate forces employers, regardless of their religious or
moral convictions, to provide the coverage under the threat of
heavy penalties. The attorney says that puts Tyndale in a
precarious position -- either dump its religious convictions, or be
punished for remaining true to the faith.