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It's the first potent salvo in the war over religious freedom leaders from a variety of faith backgrounds politicians and educators meeting in Washington to battle what they say is -- trampling of religious liberties in the public square claiming the fight is not just about contraceptives but coercion.
This is the uniting.
Of the faith community.
To declare we're going to fight back to defend religious.
Religious freedom key issues religious expressions in everyday life like pharmacists who object for moral reasons to caring abortion inducing drugs.
Or religious student groups being marginalized on school campuses like the fight at Vanderbilt universe.
Over its nondiscrimination policy require student religious groups be open to anyone even those who don't hold of their beliefs conference participants see a prejudice against all religions.
It doesn't have to be a zero sum game some people's rights to not have to come at the expense of other people's rights.
We can find a way to make it a win win situation for everybody.
The conference comes in the wake of a federal lawsuit filed by more than forty Catholic institutions.
Good health care law that mandates the church offer contraceptives and other benefits that go against Catholic teaching.
It's been going on for six months and we haven't seen any like.
So we're gonna give up dialogue with them and who knows maybe that the lawsuits will -- Some progress but so far we haven't seen any mitigation the mitigation that that the administration offered back in February.
Didn't help when -- much because we're we're selfish and insured and it didn't touch those straitjacket he exemptions.
The conference announced plans to create religious freedom caucuses in every state.
A movement designed to bridge the gap between politics and religion.
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