Friday, February 10, 2012
Obama Ready to Compromise on Birth Control
Article: Obama to Announce Accommodation for Religious Groups on Birth Control Rule - Washington Post
Whatever today's word from the White House will be, there are certain aspects to keep in mind. These religions who are up in arms over this receive federal funding. They also are employers. Thus, they have to abide by employment laws. That includes having to do as other employers must. Furthermore, religious organizations operate as charitable organizations do, as 501(c)(3) entities. So, they don't have to pay taxes as you and I do. Being a 501(c)(3) means you cannot be a political organization. And yet, you have preachers endorsing candidates, have Rick Santorum preaching, etc. And, these religious organizations are allowed to operate as 501(c)(3)'s regardless. So, if these religions do not want to obey employer laws, they can first give up their tax-exempt status and refuse federal funding.