Monthly Archives: July 2012

Seismic Shift in American Religious Liberty

The livelihood and religious freedom of countless private employers hangs in the balance tomorrow, August 1. The following are some excerpts from information provided by the Catholic Association who have been at the forefront of this battle: Last week, a … Continue reading

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Are You Next?

Have you heard that Boston Mayor, Thomas Menino has vowed to block Chick-fil-A from opening a franchise in his city because the restaurant chain’s president, Dan Cathy, has dared to express his Christian principles. This is stunning when you consider America … Continue reading

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What is it Going to Take to Set Our Country Back on the Right Course?

How is it that one small group of well funded and misguided people are allowed to dictate the actions of an entire community?  That is exactly what is taking place right now in Dugger, Indiana. Could you be next? Duggar … Continue reading

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One Page Description of Religious Freedom Tax Repeal Act

“The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act the controversial HHS mandate that requires employers to provide drugs and services in their employee health care plans regardless of religious objections to those services – leaves intact a grave assault to religious freedoms.” according to Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner.

Employers that fail to comply face staggering financial penalties.  According to a February, 2012 Congressional Research Report, insurers and employers that do not comply with the HHS mandate could face a federal tax of $100 per day per employee, or a yearly tax of $36,500 per employee.  Religious employers with hundreds of employees could be fined millions of dollars annually.

As a result Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), along with 56 co-sponsors including many Congressional Prayer Caucus members, introduced legislation, the Religious Freedom Tax Repeal Act, to stop the taxing of religious institutions and employers for choosing to follow core tenets of their faith rather than bow to the HHS mandate that violates their conscience rights.

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