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Why Requiring Employers (Insurers) to Cover Contraceptives is Wrong

Nearly 3 weeks ago, I published a post in response to the President’s decision that religious-affiliated employers will be required to cover birth-control pills including abortifacents. I asked (in essence), “how should Christians respond when the government goes too far?” And specifically, I asked, “How do you oppose the President & his policy & still adhere to Romans 13:1-7, Titus 3:1, & 1 Peter 2:13-17?” Well, I got no response, and I’m really no closer to knowing exactly what the right response should be (or even if there is one right response), but here are some links on why this issue is so important (even if you’re not opposed to birth-control), what some Christian leaders are advocating in response, & a couple of other links on abortion & Planned Parenthood.

The FAQs: The Contraceptive-Abortifacient Mandate – The Gospel Coalition Blog. Here is why this controversy is so important: “If the mandate is allowed to stand it will set a precedent that the government can not only force citizens to violate their most deeply held beliefs but that we can be sanctioned for refusing to do so.”

“Please get the federal government out of our consciences”. From the testimony of the President of the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church before the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform

Christian Civil Disobedience against the U. S. Government? – Justin Taylor. Here is what Rick Warren, Chuck Colson, & Timothy George have to say.

On my mind and heart… « A Work in Progress. A passionate plea for Christians not to try to justify (even in part) the supposed good things that Planned Parenthood does.

More bullying from Planned Parenthood. Just one more reason I have no respect whatsoever for Planned Parenthood.

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Some links I’ve been meaning to post…

I’ve been fighting a cold & sinus infection for more than 2 weeks (I think I’m finally almost over it) so I’m I little behind on posting these.

What Is Essential to Being a Christian? – Desiring God.

Death as a solution to life vs. life as a solution to death | Cranach: The Blog of Veith. –“The message is…welcome!”

The rise of American emotionalism | Cranach: The Blog of Veith.

Newsletter – redeemer.com–Statement on NYC School’s Decision to Ban Churches

It’s Not Saving If You Don’t Need It | Entreprelife. –Good advice that we probably all know but ignore: “Buying something you don’t need because it’s “on sale” isn’t the same as saving money.

Sixth Circuit Victory In Counseling Student Conscience Rights Case!!! |.

While I’m on the subject… « A Work in Progress. –Planned Parenthood is not who they would have you believe that they are.

Pastor Megadeth | Cranach: The Blog of Veith. –The former bassist for Megadeath is studying to become a Lutheran pastor…

These last two are on forgiveness & are written by 2 very different men. While Challies post is from from 4 years ago, he happened to post a link to it on the same day that Pastor Matt posted his.

Is Forgiveness Conditional or Unconditional? | Challies Dot Com.

Does Forgiveness Demand Reconciliation? | Pastor Matt.

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