Morgan McGlothlin, Blog Entry #7

Blessings in Disguise

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/05/05/140505taco_talk_sanneh

The role of religion in the government is a highly controversial topic in today’s modern society. Although the affordable care act has been heavily focused on economic freedom, we are seeing slight changes happening influenced by religious groups. “Christian groups who oppose the law’s contraception-coverage requirement. In January, the Supreme Court extended a temporary injunction for the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order that objects to having to file a form to obtain a religious exemption from the requirement.” (Sanneh) Politicians can not use their religion as an excuse for what they do, but can still have the morals backing them up.

There is something unsettling about a conception of religious freedom that grants some people exemption from laws that others must obey.” Where is the line drawn? How does America respect cultural and religious beliefs, while also keeping a fair, non swayed, regulated system? It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the next few years.  

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