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Feb 21, 2012 13:13
Category: Religious News

Politics - Birth Control

   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thousands of pastors and evangelical
leaders are joining Roman Catholics who oppose President Barack
Obama's contraceptive coverage mandate.
     Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says more than
2,500 evangelicals have signed a letter urging President Barack
Obama to reverse the requirement that church-affiliated groups
carry insurance providing free birth control, including
morning-after pills and sterilization.
     The letter rejects Obama's compromise shifting the cost from
church-affiliated groups to their insurers. Perkins says that while
most Protestants do not oppose contraception, they object to what
they view as a violation of religious liberty.
     He was joined by two prominent black Christians, Star Parker and
Bishop Harry Jackson, and by the Reverend Richard Land, president
of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty
Commission.
     Land vowed to challenge the mandate both in court and in
Congress.