149 Religious Leaders to HHS Secretary: Stop 2-Class Religion Scheme
- Napp Nazworth - Christian Post Reporter
- Jun 11, 2012
A letter signed by 149 religious leaders was sent to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Monday expressing concern over a two-class concept of religious organizations created by her department and other federal agencies. Churches and faith-based religious organizations should be provided the same religious freedom protections, the letter states.
Signers include both Catholics and Protestants, who are "united in opposition to the creation in federal law of two classes of religious organizations: churches -- considered sufficiently focused inwardly to merit an exemption and thus full protection from the mandate; and faith-based service organizations -- outwardly oriented and given a lesser degree of protection."
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