A brief thought about the ObamaCare mandate for religious institutions

As the debate rages over the ObamaCare mandate that will force religious institutions to provide abortion drugs to their employees through their insurance coverage, some outstanding thinking and writing is occurring among thoughtful Christians. One of the best quotes I’ve seen comes from the Jesuit scholar John Courtney Murray:

“Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God.”

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