A third federal judge has vetoed the Obama administrationâ€™s efforts to enforce an abortion pill mandate against Christians, this time ruling in favor of a Bible publisher.
Officials with the Alliance Defending Freedom said government attorneys had argued that Tyndale House Publishers simply wasnâ€™t religious enough for an exemption from the mandate.
The rule is part of Obamacare and forces employers, including Christians, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception as part of health insurance coverages under the threat of ruinous financial penalties.
ADF officials said Tyndale House Publishers, based in Carol Stream, Ill., is the worldâ€™s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media and directs 96.5 percent of its profits to religious non-profit causes worldwide....
jpw wrote: Unprofitable -- if I rejoice with this thousand then at the same time I must mourn for the millions not given the status by Rome or Babylon, or whatever it is we have become.
I guess that is life jpw. The rest of that verse reads weep with those who weep. We rejoice with the sister who is raised up from the bed of affliction but weep with those who are not. We rejoice with the brother who got a raise and are saddened by those who lost their job. We rejoice in a victory over our inner corruption but mourn over the times we sin. God says He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked yet He rejoices in the presence of His angels over the lost one that comes home. If no company got a good ruling we would have no hope that the pastor who doesn't operate under some big name would have an opportunity of the same.
jpw wrote: someone please tell me how this is a victory beyond the employees of Tyndale.? can the individual man also have religious liberties or are they only bestowed on the man if he is in the right organization with the right paperwork with the right IRS exemptions? what of the man who wants to hire someone to print in a small local business or the pastor who doesn't operate under some big name, has no name behind him except Jesus Christ? does this mean that individual liberty in America is over? all activity must be registerd and approved? doesn't that sound Chinese?
Romans 12:15a (KJV)Rejoice with those who rejoice,...
Given the increasingly wicked and liberal, anything goes, way in which the US us heading, I've come to celebrate even the smallest of victories as major accomplishments since there is rarely any good news these days from a Christians perspective. If it's good and right, I'm happy about it even though there may be a much larger picture.