Evangelical pastor Rick Warren tweets:
I’m not a Catholic but I stand in 100% solidarity with my brothers & sisters to practice their belief against govt pressure
I’d go to jail rather than cave in to a govement mandate that violates what God commands us to do. Would you? Acts 5:29
People of all faiths are lining up to fight this law.
Earlier this week I wrote a response to a Blogger who bashed Catholics for standing up. You can read it here.
This debate has kicked into full gear, even though church-affiliated hospitals, colleges and social service agencies will have one additional year to comply with the requirement, issued last month in regulations under Obama’s health care overhaul, the outcry has been loud and fierce. Facing intense pressure, the White House indicated this week that it is trying to come up with a compromise. Vice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, said in a radio interview Thursday that “there is going to be a significant attempt to work this out and there is time to do that.” He said the one-year grace period is “to make sure that we do not force the Catholic Church to do something that they fundamentally think is inconsistent with their religious beliefs.”
We will have to watch this carefully and see what happens.