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Obama administration is spotting itself up against a group with friends in really high places talking about the Catholic Church chief national correspondent Jim Angle.
Tells us church leaders say their lawsuit against the president's contraception mandate.
Isn't about birth control but religious control.
And leaders of the Catholic Church are not wavering in their legal battle against the Obama administration which recently ruled -- Catholic schools hospitals and charities would have to provide contraceptives including abortion inducing drugs.
In violation of the church's religious beliefs.
Embedded in the mandate is have a radically new definition of what constitutes.
A religious community what constitutes religious ministry.
Brand new never before applied at the federal level.
As cardinal -- -- on FOX News Sunday the administration rule that only institutions that use churches that serve and hire people of their own faith.
Will not be forced to provide health insurance covering the full range of contraceptives.
That -- Catholic schools hospitals and security -- -- -- would either have to stop serving non Catholics or be forced to provide contraceptive coverage.
Wipes out all the things that we have been doing.
All the things that we contribute to the common good.
What if our faith tells us that we are to serve people not because they're Catholic but because where Catholic.
The lawsuits argue the administration drilling violates the religious freedoms -- the constitution and an entire body of federal law.
Congress has passed eleven -- since 1973.
To prevent government from forcing people to violate their religious believes the latest was the religious freedom restoration act of 1993.
Championed by democratic senators Chuck Schumer and Teddy Kennedy.
It says that if you substantially burden the free exercise of religion you have to have a compelling governmental interest and there can't be a less restrictive way of doing it.
On all of these tests.
The federal mandate on contraception fails.
Some Washington parishioners put it this way I feel as though it is out of place for the government to.
Deal with the church in such a.
I'm biased way we need to.
Protect our religious freedom and we should not have anything forced down our throats that we do not agree -- Catholic officials emphasized the lawsuit is not about contraception which is widely available but rather about not forcing Catholic institutions to provide them.
The law they argue prevents the government from forcing religious groups to do something that violates their own beliefs.
-- Jim -- I.
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