Is Religious Freedom Really the Issue?

Religious Freedom is an important issue.  But, it’s the WRONG defense in the fight over Obama’s mandate.

And here is a perfect explanation why that is so, found in one of the comments in this YouTube clip:

“…As you may know Jehovah Witnesses do not believe in blood transfusions.  Do you think a Jehovah Witness business owner should be allowed to deny blood transfusions to their employees?”

How would we answer that from a purely religious freedom perspective?  Not very well. We only win, ultimately, on the SUBSTANCE of the issue at hand which means getting into the nitty gritty of the morality of things.

Blood transfusions are morally licit.  Contraceptives are not.  If we convince people of these truths, we win.

We will never win on the basis of religious freedom alone.  It’s a waste of time.

Something tells me that God is going to take down 2 huge problems in the Church today: contraception and a false idea of religious freedom.  I don’t know how He’s going to do it, but I have a strong belief that that’s what going down here is some mysterious way.

John Pacheco, a married father of four young daughters, is the principal blooger at Socon or Bust.