Wheaton College gets a pass from Supreme Court on contraception mandate

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Wheaton College in Illinois. Photo by Blanche Heidengren via Wheaton College Media Center

Wheaton College in Illinois. Photo by Blanche Heidengren via Wheaton College Media Center

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WASHINGTON (RNS) "Those who are bound by our decisions usually believe they can take us at our word. Not so to­day," Justice Sonia Sotomayor said after the Supreme Court granted an exemption from the contraception mandate to Wheaton College.

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  • Frank

    Well done again SCOTUS!

  • Lles Nats

    Come now the throngs of buggy eyed, foaming statists who demand religous freedom be subverted and forced out of existence in the name of sexual freedom. They want nothing more than access to entitlement living at the expense of private wealth, mob sanctioned theft, to continue and expand their decadence. America has been long dead at the hand of secular freedom fighters who only can offer us freedoms only a harlot would be proud of.

    And the celebratory fireworks in remembrance of pride past explode in thd background.

  • Larry

    As a general rule anyone who uses the term “statist”, who is not a Political Science professor, is not someone to be then seriously. They like ineffective government which is easily corrupted by private, corporate or institutional entities. They have no concept of religious freedom or believe it only applies in a “might makes right” context.

    Thee is no rational argument to be made here for the non-profits. They are neither paying fr the contraception nr being fined here. Their alleged religious objection is that their employees have any kind of access to contraception. As far as I know having a religious objection to someone else’s actions, doesn’t amount to a pile of crap.

  • Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    The more government grows, the more it becomes –not just a dispenser of goodies–but more and more the dictator of what we must believe and how we must behave and thereby become government puppets. It is sad to see so many Americans willing to sell out religious liberty and the First Amendment –a sell-out buttressed by a pile of media lies.

  • larry

    The big gaping hole in the argument us that government in a representative democracy as ours is not some monolithic entity divorced from society. It IS society. Government of the people is supposed to safeguard the powerless from being trampled upon. You would rather see a weak and corrupt system than one which represents us all.

    The powerful will always look after their own interest without regard to anything other than imposed limits.

    You have no idea what religious freedom means. It is never a right to coerce others, as you would have it. What you call religious liberty is just bullying with an irrational excuse.

  • The Great God Pan

    “The more government grows, the more it becomes … the dictator of what we must believe and how we must behave…”

    Sounds like religion.

  • bernard l

    “…government in a representative democracy as ours is not some monolithic entity divorced from society. It IS society.”

    Well said. George Orwell would be proud of you. Government is the one power in society, and it can do exactly as it likes.

    And when George Bush was sending people to Guantanamo, that was the government, and therefore perfectly fine?

  • bernard l

    How naive and obviously 180 degrees wrong. But a good bumper sticker thought. Seems to be a lot of that.

  • bernard l

    There are no rational arguments here? I here that a lot lately, from the left. Somehow, only their ideas are rational nowadays.

  • Larry

    Bernard, I bet you never read Orwell. You know he wrote the satiric novel 1984 which you heard of. You hear his name cited a lot but outside of that, its just a “crank bingo” square.

    Government of a democracy only works to the level we chose to make it work. If you are not getting involved with how it is working, or bothering to understand it, you bend yourself over.

    “Government is the one power in society, and it can do exactly as it likes.”

    You watch way too much TV and none of it being news channels.

  • Larry

    I don’t see one coming from you.

    So yes, the only rational arguments ARE coming from the left (really anyone left of theocrat).

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