reply to post by Raist
Forgive me for not being clear, but I didn't accuse you or anyone of hating Catholics. I simply said that I couldn't think of a better reason for
some of these posts, and wanted someone to provide me with that better reason. I have no idea what your feelings towards Catholics are, and did not
mean to imply that I did. Maybe you do hate Catholics, maybe you don't.
The problem I have is hypocrisy.
I don't see it. The Church (as a whole, there are always nutty individuals) always follows the law
of the land they are in. Their lawyers have told them that, under the laws of the land, they are not obligated to pay, so they decide not to. There
is no hypocrisy there.
You are saying, Ok, they have no legal obligation to pay, but they have to pay or they are big phonies. What other individual or organization does
that apply to? When your accountant tells you that you don't have to pay taxes this year, are you a phony for not sending something in to help the
goverment? The court says "Under the law, you have no obligation to pay." Why aren't they entitled to accept that decision?
For anyone to sit back and not even want to give their employees birthcontrol and then turn around and allow their lawyers to say the fetuses
are not people so they do not have to pay is hypocritical.
They have no objection to their employees having birth control or abortions, they
just don't want to have to pay for it. I believe in freedom of travel, but you're not going to get me to make your car payments. No hypocrisy.
In this case they should have abided by their beliefs and paid a settlement.
Do you really believe there was no attempt at a
settlement? The guy suing wants to fight it out in court, under the court rules, so that's what the hospital is doing. No problem, no hypocrisy.
Instead they are pushing their beliefs aside and hiding behind a law they want changed. They are having their cake and eating it too. The law
is good enough when it protects them but not when they want it changed.
All of us have laws that we want changed, but until they are we play
by the existing rules. That's what the hospital is doing, that's what they should be doing.
Do you want separation of Church and State? If you do, that must at least mean separation of Church laws from State laws. You're advocating the use
of Church laws (the foetus is a human) in a State law setting(the foetus is not a human). I just don't see it. It seems that you're the one whose
ideas are not consistent.