First Secular Business Files Lawsuit Over HHS Mandate
Tha Catholic News Agency reports about the first secular, for-profit organisation to file a lawsuit against the HHS Mandate.
The company is run by a Catholic, and if you click the link you will see his argument is full of common sense and a sincere approach to life.
Manion [the lawyer ] said that the mandate would require business people such as O’Brien to abandon their religious beliefs in order to continue running their companies.
O’Brien says that his Catholic faith serves as a foundation for the operation of his business and his company’s website explains that its mission is “to make our labor a pleasing offering to the Lord while enriching our families and society.”
The business owner has instituted multiple programs to help his employees in purchasing homes, paying for their children’s college education and saving for retirement.
Manion explained that O’Brien is not trying to prevent his employees from accessing contraception, which is already widely available at low cost, but simply objects to paying for it against his beliefs.
Whilst the company owner is clearly a Catholic, this lawsuit makes very clear people cannot be requested to forget their religious duty – and to sacrifice their religious freedom – when they enter the office.