The Progressive left is really driving hard on the Subjugation of Church to State this month.
- Houston’s Lesbian Mayor subpoenas ministers to turn over their sermons, speeches, and other communications so her lawyers can examine them for criticism of her policies.
- City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho threatens Christian ministers with jail and fines if they refuse to perform gay weddings.
- State of California orders churches to pay for abortions.
California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion. Not Plan B. Not contraceptives. Elective surgical dismemberment abortion.
At the insistence of the American Civil Liberties Union, the DMHC concluded that a 40-year-old state law requiring health plans to cover “basic health services” had been misinterpreted all these decades. Every plan in the state was immediately ordered, effective August 22, to cover elective abortion. California had not even applied this test to its own state employee health plans (which covered only “medically necessary” abortions). But this novel reading was nevertheless quietly imposed on every plan in the state by fiat.
So much for that “Freedom of Religion” thing those white male slaveowners wrote on that silly document “over a hundred years ago.”