The PJ Tatler

Sen. Barbara Boxer: The 'Right' to Insurance Trumps Religious Rights

One right under discussion is actually in the Constitution. One isn’t even a “right,” it’s a product — a thing you buy or, until recently, had the freedom not to buy. Guess which one wins the progressive senator’s favor?

On MSNBC’s Politics Nation with Al Sharpton last night, Boxer affirmed that under the proposed amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt, an employer would not be forced by the government to pay for medical practices against his religion.

“I mean, are they serious? Sharpton exclaimed, “How do you make a law where an employer can decide his own religious beliefs violate your right to be insured?”

“Oh Absolutely,” Boxer said, “Let’s use an example, let’s say somebody believes that medicine doesn’t cure anybody of a disease but prayer does and then they decide no medicine.

“No medicine!” she exclaimed, “Under the Blunt amendment, they could do just that.”

Actually, all the amendment would do is return us to the dark ages before ObamaCare was passed and less than two years ago, and HHS Secretary Sebelius invented the mandate a few months ago.

And look there, the Rev. Al Sharpton just sold out religious freedom for the sake of politics. Sharpton has built his career on doing that, but seldom has he done it in such an obvious way as this.

Update: LifeNews has more.