As the Supreme Court hears arguments today about whether business owners can keep their First Amendment rights to run their companies according to their religious beliefs or must instead pay for drugs that might cause abortions, I have a question: When did the “right” to free birth control supersede the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? No one is arguing that people can’t go out and get their own birth control. (Christine and I paid for our own for years.) No one is removing birth control from the drugstore shelves. This is not about “a woman’s right to control her own body.” It’s certainly not about taking responsibility for one’s own “lifestyle choices.” It’s about the right of government to promote sexual “freedom” at the expense of religious liberty. It’s a secular power play, pure and simple. God help us.
Posted on March 25, 2014 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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