Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Southern Baptist Leader Would Choose Jail Over HHS Mandate

UPDATE: Evangelical pastor Rick Warren also says he would go to jail
Also, Priests for Life has filed a lawsuit. Finally, the Michigan Attorney General is joining the fight on behalf of his state.
I would too. Here is the story.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, February 8, 2012, ( – One of the most influential evangelical leaders in the United States says Christians should go to jail rather than comply with the Obama administration’s mandate to provide all contraception, including abortion-inducing drugs, in their health care plans.

Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), told “we will not comply” with the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ mandate requiring religious institutions to cover abortifacient products such as Plan B, Ella, and the IUD.

“We want the law changed, or else we’re going to write our letters from the Nashville jail, just like Dr. King wrote his from the Birmingham jail,” Dr. Land said.

1 comment:

The Ironic Catholic said...

Yahoo! This is great news!!!