In a recent blog post on Patheos, actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash condemned the Obama administration for targeting religious organizations through its HHS contraceptive-coverage mandate saying that protecting religious freedom “seems like a pretty simple and fundamental right to me.”
“You will never guess who the Obama Administration’s latest target is?” asked Ms. Dash in her blog. “The Little Sisters of the Poor.”
On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument over a group of cases collectively called Zubick v. Burwell concerning “[w]hether the HHS contraceptive-coverage mandate and its “accommodation” violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by forcing religious nonprofits to act in violation of their sincerely held religious beliefs, when the government has not proven that this compulsion is the least restrictive means of advancing any compelling interest.”
“Yes, really,” stated Ms. Dash. “The President and his bureaucratic allies have decided to challenge the religious freedom of a group of nuns who have devoted their entire lives to caring for impoverished elderly people around the world” and who “simply want to be able to live out their faith and not be forced to violate their consciences.”
Stacey Dash criticized Obama for implementing a rule that “force[s]” nonprofits like the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide “birth control that works similarly to abortion.”
“It seems like a pretty simple and fundamental right to me,” said Ms. Dash. “Is he [Obama] going to make the Muslims eat pork so the pig farmers don’t go out of business?”
Suggesting that Americans of all faiths should "want to protect the rights of the Little Sisters to live out their faith," Stacey Dash concluded by praising the Little Sisters of the Poor for taking a stand for the religious freedom rights of all Americans in the highest court of the land:
"One thing is for certain, though. The Little Sisters of the Poor are amazing women who are quite literally being the hands and feet of Christ. I am glad that they are standing for what they believe in and are demanding religious freedom for all Americans!"