(from Mark Heijerman)
This is my first foray into blogging since General Synod and I’m going to touch on the hot button topic of politics and religious freedom. Putting it right out front, I believe that the Obama administration’s attempt at mandating contraceptive coverage is an assault on religious freedom.
About seven years ago while en route to the airport, I found myself inadvertently in the same car with a young devout Roman Catholic man. He was delightful, and in our conversation, it came out that he and his wife traveled around to various Roman Catholic churches giving presentations on the importance of natural birth control. We had a kind-spirited debate of sorts—I don’t see anything wrong with contraceptives preventing conception—but in the end, we respectfully disagreed with each other and parted amicably.