The California Department of Managed Health Care is forcing churches to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. Its mandate forces all insurance plans to cover all abortions. The state doesn’t force churches to pay for contraceptive coverage but nonetheless requires them to pay for elective abortion coverage.
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Jeremiah Galus regarding a federal court’s decision Friday to dismiss Foothill Church v. Rouillard, a legal challenge by three churches seeking to halt a California mandate that forces all health insurance plans to cover elective abortions:
“Churches should be free to serve their communities according to their religious beliefs without unjust government edicts that force them to violate those beliefs. California has no right to dictate what pastors or churches believe on moral and cultural issues. Yet, with the stroke of a pen—and without consulting the public—the state mandated that churches must pay for the taking of innocent human life. If the state can force a church to pay for the very thing they counsel against, in violation of their constitutionally protected religious beliefs, then no American is secure. Because the court’s decision ignores the longstanding freedom of faith communities to act consistently with their religious mission, we are consulting with our clients about next steps.”
Full story at Alliance Defending Freedom.
Obviously California is not in touch with what is going on in Huston Texas and other parts of America and the world. The judgement of Almighty God is on America especially on the State of California which seems to be in love with the culture of death. In California good is evil and evil is good. Abortion is just plain evil and diabolical. California wake up and smell the roses for the time of facing God’s ultimate wrath is fast approaching. End abortion now! Adoption is the loving option. Pray America Pray.
CA is an evil state with an apostate Catholic as Governor leading many other Catholics to hell.
I did not vote for either man running for governor as one was for abortion and the other fake marriage, and there were no other options. I am well aware that Mexico has had an earthquake and the south has had a lot of devastation. I am also aware that the Catholic Christian people in one Mexican city are protesting a government sponsored statue that is a combination of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a bloodthirsty Aztec goddess. You can google it on line. Watchman is right. Pray, pray, pray. No one knows the day nor the hour.
Add to that the fires in one northern state and those near Los Angles here. We are in dire straights as a nation. Perhaps God IS trying to tell us something and it ain’t about global warming, although we do need to conserve. “Waste not, want not” is as true now as ever.