When Obamacare became law 9 years ago, numerous cases in defense of religious liberty started making their way through the courts.
Today, another one could reach the Supreme Court – Little Sisters of the Poor’s right to an exemption from providing contraception coverage.
All because the Trump Administration issued a rule stating what should be obvious – that employers should not be forced to violate their sincerely-held religious beliefs, especially not religious employers like the Little Sisters.
Members of the Far-Left in states like California filed multiple lawsuits to stop this religious exemption, and two of the more liberal U.S. District Courts agreed.
Today, Texas is leading a multi-state effort to support the religious liberty of groups like the Little Sisters. (Read the press release here.)
The fight for religious liberty must remain strong. It was one of the core ideas our nation was founded upon.
Allowing the government to dictate the practices of organizations such as the Little Sisters puts us one step closer toward the government dictating what churches can or cannot say.
Unfortunately, one of Beto O’Rourke’s ideas – removing tax exemptions from churches and any organization that doesn’t toe the Far-Left line – is beginning to gain steam.
If that happens, no church or organization in America will be able to function according to any ideals that aren’t government-approved.
The Supreme Court found that the original Obamacare contraceptive mandate clearly violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a federal law passed in 1993 and signed by President Clinton.
President Trump tried to extend those protections. But Far-Left states who filed this lawsuit seek to destroy RFRA and take away religious liberty for everyone.
And, if they win in the Supreme Court, they stand a very real chance of making that happen.