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East Coast and more than 100 cities across the country took part.
And the stand up for religious freedom rally yesterday in light of the election the group was -- -- the HHS mandate and how it infringes.
On religious freedom.
So Christian or not should all Americans be concerned about their religious freedom with the big election -- on the corner here to react is -- religion contributor.
Father Jonathan -- is great to see result that I -- that's a great question Christian or not does this matter at all and I think.
There's been so much talk -- -- just mandate being about contraception.
And there are many people civil actually doesn't that doesn't affect me or I don't believe what the church teaches about contraception and in a -- about abortion.
The reason why this matters to everyone.
Is that what the administration has done with this as has been.
Attempting to redefine what a religious organization it is and what organizations can be exempt.
From mandates coming from the government and what -- said here is eight guys don't worry about it.
People of religion don't worry about it churches don't worry about it because is long ads which are all about is taking care of your own.
So if your.
Didn't Europe people for example the Catholic faith if -- the hospital and -- only taking care of people are Catholic.
You're totally exempt from that you've heard by a clue what what organization.
As a hospital that only takes care of their own right answer your redefining an organization as it religious group.
Is it is -- group of people who believe strongly in certain things but who are only.
Relating to people believe those cents and things that it's a total different definition of work.
Life is all about authority under the vice president during the vice presidential debate with Paul Ryan vice president said there there is no there is no mandate.
And it is religion they're all our religious exemptions you don't have to worry about it it was either -- won't face.
At the very next -- that the ban the bishop's attic of the Catholic Church United States came out with a statement it word for word what he -- -- and they said.
This is not true.
At other -- correct me if I'm wrong but many Catholic employers for example.
Are basically serve -- their own insurance companies for their own employees that's called self insure that.
And so -- those organizations are not exempt so the administration comes out to these organizations are exempt.
But they're really not because they service there on insurers -- That's absolutely true in dozens and dozens of organizations not just churches.
But -- businesses small business owners are suing the federal government now for the same exact reason saying he listened.
You're telling us what we have to do.
-- in relationship to our -- It's our guys not gonna happen hobby hobby lobby down south it is one of the numerous ones doing that but your big concern is.
The camel's nose under attack today the administration says.
He got -- -- for contraceptives you -- -- first dollar coverage which.
For much I mean that doesn't that's pretty rare that is first dollar coverage for anything -- at the medical expense.
But what could happen after that for contraceptives and that -- who knows exactly imagine if if the health and human service.
Organizations that you know what red wine is really good for the heart.
Okay and Dave knows that.
I know what it I thought I -- it exactly the red wine is good for the heart.
And as someone that -- applicant Mormon who says I don't drink alcohol says you know actually I don't.
I -- want turned red -- that -- it's very important for society that you drink red wine because.
We're gonna have to pay for eventually you don't.
Do we want the government to be able to say you have to drink red white there's a bigger issue at around here and it is not just.
A lot of people putting it in my terms it I knew you'd understand yes I brought that -- a mother and a great -- happy Sunday all right -- -- -- --
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