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I don’t typically use a lot of profanity on my blog, particularly not in my titles, but this one seemed spot on and would probably make a great name for a rock band.  Whoever snags the name, just make sure I get a cut.  Of course, what I’m really referring to is the lawsuit that is being pursued by Catholic Bishops in regards to the birth control mandate.  Their argument boils down to them claiming that they are being forced to pay for something that violates their religious sensibilities, which if one just follows this idea out a little bit further, it’s easy to see why they don’t have a leg to stand on.

Medical benefits are a part of an employee’s compensation, just like a person’s paycheck is also part of their compensation.  Let’s say you spend $50 per paycheck at the bar, and your employer is a Mormon who is against all alcohol consumption.  Your Mormon boss finds out about you spending that money at the bar, and then docks your paycheck $50 from there on out to keep you from participating in that activity, and from having money from their business (through you) going to an activity they do not support.  See a problem here?  Me too.

Whether it’s monetary compensation, or compensation through medical benefits — employers do not have the right to limit compensation based upon actions their employees might take that violate the conscience of the employer.  It’s easy to miss the fact that medical benefits are compensation when everyone’s eyes are focused on a tiny little pill.  So, Bishops — quit yer bitchin’.

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