Monday, February 11, 2013

"Give me your tax dollars, but . . ."

By Edd Doerr

This letter was published in the Washington Examiner on Feb 10, 2013  ----

"Subsidized churches can't complain about regulations"

"Unlike President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which puts the religious freedom and health of women first, Cal Thomas elevates some theological dogmas over the religious liberty and rights of conscience of the vast numbers of women of all faiths who are employed or served by church-related charities, hospitals and colleges.

"Thomas conveniently overlooks the fact that these church-related charities, hospitals and colleges are generously subsidized by taxes extracted from Americans of all faiths.

"The mantra of these church leaders seems to be: 'Give us your tax dollars, but don't even think of linking them to any regulations'.

"Edd Doerr, President, Americans for Religious Liberty, Silver Spring"

(BTW, Bill Keller has a great op ed on this, "The Conscience of a Corporation", in the Feb 11, 2013, NY Times.)

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