Land: ‘Mr. President, We are not Going to Comply’

As we noted yesterday, the Family Research Council hastily organized a webcast last week to voice the Religious Right’s opposition to the Obama administration’s rule requiring health insurance plans to cover contraception. 

Among the guests who participated was Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission who declared that “government-run clinics” will give away birth control pills for free, so the only reason that the government would require employers to offer such coverage is because to government wants to “set the precedent of ramming this down our throats” and destroy their freedom of religion. 

But, Land declared, his Baptist fore-bearers “went to prison and died” to defend these rights so, make no mistake, “we are not going to comply”: