Just a quick update on the HHS mandate and the recent compromise made by the government. Many people are wondering why religious institutions are still upset. Here it is:
The government is still trying to decide what constitutes a religious institution at all! The government is telling us right now they will provide full exemptions for religious institutions but that if you serve more than one faith, you do not qualify. Of course Catholic hospitals, universities, and other charitable organizations serve many faiths. Jesus served many faiths! That is what we are called to do! So the fight at this point is mostly concerning this decision to determine what a religious institution is.
The other part of this is that many small organizations will still have to pay for the contraceptive services because they pay the insurance companies who will have to provide it free of charge to women!
So while the compromise seemed to be in the right direction, the fight for religious freedom continues. We’ll see where it goes! Jus keep on praying that those in power in our government will make the right decisions!