R. Melendy: Kudos to Bishop Malone

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Congratulations to Bishop Malone for standing firm that Catholic churches and hospitals should not have to pay for birth control services.

The Bishop said it clearly in his letter to us: “The primary issue is ‘forcing’ the church or others who find these drugs or procedures morally offensive, to pay for them. This is a clear violation of our religious freedoms under the First Amendment.”

A Sun Journal article (Feb. 13) included that “Obama announced that no religious institution that objects to birth control would have to provide it or pay for it.”

Thanks to the Bishop for forcing the issue and thanks to President Barack Obama for seeing the light.

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Ronald Melendy, Auburn

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