Confused? Sharpton Uses ‘Separation of Church and State’ to Defend Contraception Mandate
by Billy Hallowell – The Blaze – February 6, 2012
The Rev. Al Sharpton offered up support for the Obama admin’s contraceptive mandate on “Morning Joe” today. While hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski characterized the mandate as a government “overstep,“ Sharpton said it helps protect individuals who work at religious institutions and he called it a ”principled decision.“ He even went as far as to cite ”separation of church and state.”
Sharpton’s main argument is that employees who disagree with “the dogma and theology of the church” should still be able to be protected, equally, under the law.
“I think that what the Obama administration is saying that you do not have to follow the tenets of a church organization to be an employee of a church,” he explained.