Government ‘can override your religion’

Administration court brief says corporations not allowed to reflect faith of their owners

Bob Unruh

The Obama administration today argued in court that the government can make a requirement that violates religious beliefs and that a company cannot reflect the religious faith of its owners.

The administration’s statements came in a court filing that asserts the federal government has the authority to order private companies to provide abortifacients for their employees.

A case against the order was brought by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Legatus, the nation’s largest organization of top Catholic business leaders, and Weingartz Supply and its owner.

The Department of Justice attorneys argued the challenge by Weingartz Supply Company and its owners “rests largely on the theory that a self-described secular corporation established to sell outdoor power equipment can claim to exercise religion and thereby avoid the reach of laws designed to regulate commercial activity.”

“This cannot be.”…

…In the brief, the federal attorneys also stated that existing health care programs – those Obama promised citizens could keep if they wished – will mostly be gone by 2013.

“The government estimates that, as a practical matter, a majority of group health plans will lose their grandfather status by 2013,” they said… [emphasis CAJ]

The complete article is at WorldNetDaily.

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