Saturday, July 21, 2018

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  • Riley Thompson

    More idiotic conservatives pushing their “Christian” values down the throats of others. Jesus Christ himself said NOTHING about abortion or birth control. In fact, the Bible seems to support abortion. But, if these brainwashed women want to keep getting knocked up like breeding cows or end up with life threatening diseases that gynecological services could have prevented, who cares. Let them! God made doctors and scientists and educators for a reason, but if the willfully ignorant want to remain that way, let them. I just thank God that I’m surrounded by smarter, stronger women than this!

    • Nic

      I don’t see how they are pushing their values since a person who attends a Christian university should realize that it will teach Christian values. Calling these women brainwashed and breeding cows clearly indicates your lack of respect for women.

  • Bart

    Should a non-profit company run by Jehovah’s Witnesses be allowed to opt out of including blood transfusions in their employees’ health care coverage?

    I don’t think so. I think it’s the employee’s right to choose how to care for their own health, not that of their employer. I think the same holds true here. It’s fine if you don’t want to take contraceptives, but what about the women who do? Why does their boss get to choose that for them?

    • Nic

      You miss the whole point of the letter. If you don’t believe in Jehovah Witness doctrine, don’t work in their organization. How could a person who doesn’t believe in an organization’s mission work for it?

      • Bart

        So it’s “adhere to our religious beliefs or get out”?

        A person has a right to disagree personally with the organization they work for, especially on non-work related viewpoints such as birth control. And they have the right to not be discriminated against based on their religious beliefs. The ladies who wrote the letter obviously have no problem, but what about the others who do? They might not want to write such a letter defending their point of view for fear of retribution.

        Plus quitting your job and finding another isn’t so easy. It’s not really a choice for most folks. So blocking their access to birth control on these grounds is strong coercion to live by the employer’s religion.

        • Nic

          It’s like wanting to have a construction job but not wanting to get dirty or wanting to be a doctor so long as you don’t have to touch patients. It doesn’t follow. If a person wants to work for an organization that has a certain set of beliefs, they have to respect that. A person cannot go into an organization and expect it to change to just suit them. I won’t work for Amish and demand that I get to set my own dress code opposed to their standard. I wouldn’t go into McDonalds and demand a high quality T-bone steak.

          • Bart

            Touching patients is necessary for a doctor to perform their duty. Taking or not taking birth control in no way affects a person’s ability to perform any of the jobs at a University.

            This whole line of reasoning misses the point either way. The law is that employers must provide health care coverage and that coverage must include certain things, including birth control. OWC is trying to get out of that obligation. The government offers them a way out, but they refuse to take it. I don’t they have a compelling reason not to accept the government’s opt out option.

  • Hunter Cares

    Tax all religious organization!

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