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The Religious Freedom Tax Repeal Act

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Two Congressional representatives have introduced the Religious Freedom Tax Repeal Act, seeking to repeal the fine on faith the Obama administration’s abortion-inducing drug, contraception, and sterilization mandate imposes:

The Religious Freedom Tax Repeal Act would stop the Obama administration from levying this huge tax on religious employers,” Representative Black said.

“With the HHS mandate, the administration has set up an impossible choice for many religious affiliated institutions: either violate the law and pay a tax, or violate your conscience,” Black says. “This means some of the most respected parochial schools, hospitals, soup kitchens, and universities across our country will have to choose between violating their faith to keep their doors open or paying a potentially devastating tax.”

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).


  • coreypaul

    So, religious folks want to have special rights and be exempt from laws and rules everyone else has to abide by. Sounds like they all belong in the Vatican or a country where Theocracy is welcome, like Iran, but full of Christians acting the same way; like the Purtians, who left Europe so they could practice their religion freely, yet when others wanted to have that same freedom, they were literally thrown out of town and/or killed. Thomas Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers wanted America to not look like Europe where religion was the law of the land. Conservative Christians, do not like to know the truth about the real history of America, and have ALWAYS used their bible to oppress minorities….just like the Puritans of 1400s and now we have in the 21st century where the Religious Right have taken over the Republicn Party and have spent more time trying to create laws that mandate their morals and values, and punishing all those who dont, than doing anything to actually help the needy, except take more away from the needy. Again….just like Iran and their Islam.

  • coreypaul

    It’s unconstitutional to make everyone pay for one groups religion. Thomas Jefferson was quite upset when he found out Puritans were forcing Quakers to fund their churches. I don’t want my tax dollars going to any PUBLIC institution. If a PRIVATE institution wants to, they can WITH THEIR OWN MONEY, but as we all know, they too get tax breaks, incentives, exemptions from laws, and MY tax money to teach THEIR religion. The religious folks of the USA have ALWAYS wanted a theocracy. The Christians worked with Hitler and were able to do this, and as we know, what happens in a Theocracy is not good. Look at Iran, they look just like many Christian countries who still burn “witches” and even America where there are laws creating second class citizens while giving special rights and recognition to Christians. Part of me wishes there were no Liberals in the times when Romans tossed Christian into lion pits for entertainment. If there had been no Liberals, we would never have had a Constantine or a Hitler…or any other evil hidden behind a flag and the bible. The more secular a country, the happy the people are, the more religious, the complete opposite. In the USA, the more conservative RED states, have more STDs and unplanned pregnancies that in Liberal BLUE states. It’s all there in black and white. Watch a DVD called ‘Theologians Under Hitler’ and you will be amazed at just how easy it is to turn a country into a theocracy and how the path of the USA was similar to Germany when Hitler was gaining power. While you’re at it watch ‘Constantine’ too.]

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