Up for Debate: Catholic Diocese of Nashville sues HHS

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 1:48am

The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Aquinas College and others have sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over the "contraception mandate" of the federal health care law. What do you think of this? Do they, and other entities across the nation that have sued, raise valid arguments that should trigger adjustments to the law?


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40 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 9/14/12 at 6:32

Has our masters (the government) decided it's time to ignore the separation of the church and state?

If Barry Soetoro stays in power, there will more government control of our lives and his religion will take over the USA.

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 6:32

Good morning, Nashville.

Tax exempt groups, like the Catholic church should not be receiving a dime out of the public treasury.....they want the cash, but they do not contribute....I say cut all the faith-based groups out, regardless of the service(s) they may be performing....if the Catholic hospitals and schools go bankrupt, so be it....one must ask, where are the Catholics getting all the money for their legal battles? From pedophilia to government shakedown schemes....these pontificating folks should have their taxpayer-generated funds cut to zero....those who object can make aliyah to the Vatican and learn Italian....join the Swiss Guards.....just beat it.

By: dargent7 on 9/14/12 at 6:33

The Catholics are a spawning breed. In the 60's it was "mandated" to have 5 children. Who can afford that now?
They have recreational sex as much or more so than any other religion/ cult.
Catholic girls were the most promiscious, tied neck and neck with Jewish princess girls.
I don't think that dynamic has changed.
Stop the blind hypocricy and provide all teens with sex education and birth control.

By: Ummm... on 9/14/12 at 6:39

I would imagine that even "Rasputin" (the morally bankrupt, bigoted monk) opposes the Catholic Church's position on this- after all, he doesn't want unrestrained procreation among the "underclass."

By: EDUNITED on 9/14/12 at 6:43

Since the Pill is generic, it's not an issue of the burden of expense ($4/mo), but an issue of control. For those who want to force religious institutions to do their will, consider if the shoe were on the other foot and the President banned abortion in all circumstances. I personally don't favor this, but those with the liberal totalitarian instincts (WE know what is good for you.) want to control all institutions. This is Eugenics, the next generation, which was put forth by the Left in the 1920s.
Do not those who work for Catholic institutions have the right to work for some other employer who will give free abortions and birth control?

Ed vanVoorhees

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/12 at 7:25

Strip religions of their tax exempt status. If they want to be involved in politics then they should pay their taxes.

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 7:42

Blanket - That should have been changed years ago, when churches became a business instead of just religion. If Jim Ed Clary, tax assessor, had lived, we might have had that change here. He fought hard for it.

By: pswindle on 9/14/12 at 8:53

I agree, they want the goodies, but they want it their way. It is still a choice to take or not take birth control.

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 9:10

No, the churches, temples, mosques etc. should remain tax-free, if we allow them to pay taxes, then they will have a legitimate seat at the table...as it stands, they have no business, no right to meddle in governmental affairs. We simply need to re-establish the wall of separation between church and state that has been breached and battered by the Christian churches and the other free-loading, tax-sucking, faith-based entities.

By: Rasputin72 on 9/14/12 at 9:27

Ummm, You could not have been more eloquent in your expectations of my opinion.It is my opiniion from years of observing the "underclass" that catering to their needs and wants is a futile attempt to make a silk purse from a sow's ear.

Without a doubt the underclass are the number one problem in the United States. A decadent and vile group of humans indeed.

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 9:30

Loner - Yet churches are allowed to have wonder land amusement parks, hi-rise apts, schools, and many more money making enterprises & pay NO taxes. I agree, the church, the land it sits on and possibly the parsonage be tax free, but not all of their, for profit, businesses.

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 9:33

AND, Raspy knows too much about how the "underclass" lives! He must have learned from experience. Go eat a Dairy Dip Raspy!

By: Rasputin72 on 9/14/12 at 9:43

Bfra.......You can bet one thing, I will not be able to buy a Dairy Dip in Palm Beach. I will have to go to West Palm Beach in order to get one. You may not be aware of it just yet but West Palm Beach,Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Beach are three different cities.

Interest rates are low. If your credit is not lousy you should buy yourself a home,if you do not have one already. If you do have a house I commend you on being able to come up with the down payment.

Life is good for you!! I would not be surprised if those Libyan protesters think that life would be good if there were no American infidels.

Obviously the good life starts with being able to breathe,don't you think.

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 9:56

Raspy - You may not be aware of it just yet but West Palm Beach,Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Beach are three different cities.
This is one of your more inane statements. Of course they are different cities, anyone can tell that by looking at the map. Wealth, culture, people, commerce, etc. are not much different in either. If you ever get there, stay close, the pythons might be moving east.

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 10:10

Somebody should tell Raspy, that poor old horse is dead. He can quit beating it now!

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 10:37

Raspy - Downtown last PM with friends & here comes a guy struting down the street, dressed in full Steeplechase riding gear, ascot, knee boots, etc. & popping a crop on his thigh. Was that you?

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 11:20

That could have been me, Bfra...except for the fact that I was here, on the Erie Canal at that time....I always carry a riding crop when dressed in my riding leathers....it's a chick magnet...a regular magic wand....I bought mine from an Amish harness-making dude, while I was on my annual retreat.....I mean this guy had the tack.....everything from horse-collars to leather O-ring harness teddies for the missus.

By: BigPapa on 9/14/12 at 12:19

Strip religions of their tax exempt status. If they want to be involved in politics then they should pay their taxes

Post of the Day

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 12:44

Loner - On the Erie Canal or at your retreat, that might be ok. Here, walking down Broadway on a Thurs. nite, in that garb, no horse in sight, except maybe one of the carriages, it it considered weird. But then weird is how Raspy comes across.

By: slacker on 9/14/12 at 1:14

They definitely should pay tax on their real estate. Some of those Taj Mahal structures, have a coffee bar, gymnasium, bowling alley, Olympic ski jump, etc.

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 1:19

s;acler = There is a church of OH Blvd. that has a Y on their property, plus all kind of stores. Then look at what use to be Tweety City (sp). Those people act about as religious as my jack russell.

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 1:21

slacker - Sorry about that previous spelling!

By: slacker on 9/14/12 at 2:55

bfra, I like it. Makes me appear more continental.. oui?

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 3:21

Raspy must have left early to get a place under the bridge, with his bottle of gin & dream of Palm Beach! Not West Palm Beach, mind you, Palm Beach.

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 3:40

That ...and his jar of Grey Poupon...that's all the Rasp needs....that and this ash try...and this thermos bottle...yeah...that's all the Rasp needs.

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 3:51

Loner maybe that is the reason he is confused about a Dairy Dip, he puts Grey Poupon on it and that is not for ice cream. LOL

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 4:26

Grey Poupon on French vanilla ice cream & Long Island foie gras is an under-the-bridge delicacy, bfra...it pairs well with cheap gin.

By: yogiman on 9/14/12 at 4:27

How do you know what it tastes like if you've never eaten it, bfra? Or have you already sampled it?

Everyone should be careful in how they try to ridicule someone. They could wind up embarrassing themselves.

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 4:33

Dang! I thought I heard an idiot bell ring! Must have been a hot air echo.

By: pswindle on 9/14/12 at 7:01

The Supreme Court has soken 5 to 4.

By: parnell3rd on 9/14/12 at 9:51

it was your head impacting the idiot bell bfra, because your head is full of hot air. The ringing you here is in your ears.

By: parnell3rd on 9/14/12 at 9:51

ops hear

By: parnell3rd on 9/14/12 at 9:52

good word pswindel "soken" bad as me!

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 11:35

Probably what I heard, was you & yogi butting empty heads, trying to come up with 1 sane response.

By: yogiman on 9/15/12 at 6:10

You are hearing an idiot bell ring, bfra (big f@rts ringing again), constantly. The tone is your ignorance. It's called ignominious.

Why the "comma" between "heard" and "was"? That hot air echo you heard was coming out of your a$$.

By: bfra on 9/15/12 at 9:19

Nice to have one of the EMPTY heads add another inane comment & prove my point!

By: yogiman on 9/15/12 at 11:00

I agree, bfra (bad f@rter repeating again). You've proved your point. You "make no mistake" when you make one. What is it, a slight error?

By: parnell3rd on 9/16/12 at 7:58

Once again the ncp leaves up a lame topic. While the world burns under the Obama administration.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/16/12 at 4:10

Lame topics and p3 is posting lamo.

By: bfra on 9/16/12 at 8:37

Nemo - They just keep proving my point!