‘Nervous’ administration retreats in Bible publisher lawsuit

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The federal government is surrendering in one of the 59 lawsuits filed against the ObamaCare mandate to provide free insurance coverage for contraception, abortion-causing drugs, and sterilization.

At the government’s own request, a federal appeals court on Friday dismissed the Obama administration’s appeal of an order that halted enforcement of the Health and Human Services mandate against Tyndale House Publishers, which publishes Bibles and other Christian literature.

Alliance Defending Freedom suggests the administration was “nervous” about defending its position. ADF attorney Matt Bowman tells American Family News the government had contended the publisher was not Christian enough for a religious exemption.

“The government dismissed its appeal because it knows how ridiculous it sounds to argue that a Bible publisher isn’t religious enough to qualify as a religious employer,” says Bowman. “For the government to say that a Bible publisher isn’t religious is outrageous – and now the Obama administration had to retreat in court.”

The attorney adds that ADF will continue to argue that the administration “cannot disregard the Constitution’s protection of religious freedom for all family business owners and must offer a comprehensive exemption to the mandate.”

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