Brenda Zurita makes freedom of conscience easy to understand in this brilliant post:
Many of you have heard about the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of nuns providing care for the elderly, who are now taking on the Obama Administration over the Affordable Care Act’s (ObamaCare) contraception mandate. Religious exemptions from the ObamaCare contraception mandate are often made for government-approved entities, but the Obama Administration has deemed the nuns, who work exclusively with the elderly, unworthy of an exception.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently granted the Little Sisters of the Poor a temporary injunction, so they do not have to violate their religious beliefs by offering health insurance that covers contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs. The Obama Administration, however, is asking the Supreme Court to force the nuns to obey the contraception mandate.
For those who do not understand that the mandate is a violation of religious liberty and conscience or recognize the outrageousness of the Obama Administration’s insistence on enforcement, perhaps these Constitution-violating suggestions for possible mandates in the future will be enlightening.
One party’s mandate is another group’s loss of freedom.
Can you imagine the reaction of these groups if the government forced them to comply with made-up mandates?
• Animal rights activists must hunt and kill animals to make fur coats they will be forced to wear.
• Vegetarians and vegans must eat meat.
• Feminists must promote patriarchy.