We now have the US government dictating who is and who is not sufficiently religious to escape the ObamaCare abortifacient mandate.
The Obama administration is claiming that a dedicated Christian publisher of Bibles and ministry material is insufficiently religious to qualify for an exemption to the contraception mandate in the president’s health-care overhaul.
According to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia by Tyndale House Publishers, the company has been refused a “religious employer” exemption because the Health and Human Services Department categorically maintains that any for-profit publisher is not a “religious employer.”
Not a religious employer? They publish Bibles. The Obama administration could grant Tyndale a waiver as it has granted waivers allowing unions to escape ObamaCare, but it has chosen to fight Tyndale in court.
Tyndale House has been in business for 50 years, and Christian publishing is all they’ve ever done.
That the mandate is coming from a department headed by a confirmed scofflaw just adds to the insult.