Imposing religious beliefs on employees.


Just the other day I found myself in unholy alliance with Chik-fil-A president Dan Cathy, whose arrogantly medieval belief system concerning love and marriage shouldn’t (I argued) keep franchisees of his fast-food empire from opening stores in any city where they wanted to try to do business. The opposing beliefs of the city’s leaders or citizenry should have nothing to do with such business activity.

Now it’s time to pay the piper for this free market principle, thanks to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that takes effect today. New insurance policies must now cover some important elements of women’s health, including contraception. Believe it or not, there are companies suing for the right to deny this coverage to their employees because of the personal beliefs of their (male, most likely) owners.

Here’s my take on that: Get your stinking bird-feet out of my family’s health. What’s good for the “chikin” is good for the rooster.

Where fundamental fairness is attacked, we – that is, Nemo’s hated “collective,” otherwise known as government – are obligated to step in to defend it.