Obama, et al. ‘don’t understand what religious freedom is’

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Although the Obama administration slightly altered its religious exemptions on the HHS birth-control mandate, Alliance Defending Freedom has filed another lawsuit in the string of legal actions against it. Thus far, most of the legal decisions handed down have gone against the mandate.

Alliance Defending FreedomADF has filed the first lawsuit following last week's announcement of the rule modifications, this time on behalf of a Christian in Colorado who runs senior living and skilled nursing facilities in the state. Stephen Briscoe especially objects to being required to provide free coverage of abortion-causing drugs.

Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Michael Norton states: "All Americans have a God-given freedom to live and do business according to their faith -- and the First Amendment has always protected that."

Norton goes on to say that the lawsuit "puts a glaring light on the fact that the Obama administration just doesn't understand what religious freedom really is."

ADF-allied attorney Natalie Decker agrees. "Confining our faith to our homes and our churches is not the job of Washington politicians and bureaucrats," she remarks.

More than 40 lawsuits have been filed against the Health and Human Services mandate. Eleven of the federal court decisions so far have been in favor of Christians, and four against them, making it likely the final decision will be made by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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