This is just plain crazy. Most people I know immediately recognize the danger of this kind of thinking. If we allow employers to decide which benefits are allowable and which are not based on nothing more than religion, what is stopping anyone from refusing to offer any benefit to anyone at any time? Where does it end?
It seems to me that the Obama Administration actually got this one right. Well, kinda. I mean, there are still loopholes for some religious institutions, but they are narrow. And there is a delay for the mandate to take effect. But the fact that our government has ruled that discriminating against women should not be protected by the veil of religion is a good thing. Religion does not give people the right to discriminate.
That doesn’t mean it is illegal for you to be a bigot; it just means your bigotry will not be allowed in law or in public practice. We don’t want religion to be the reason people are lacking medical care.
God doesn’t belong in the medical profession. Doctors do. And any doctor is free to belong to whatever religion he/she wants to be. But when it comes to administering medicine, that doctor had better grab a medical journal, not the bible, for research.