In The News: #LoveWins, #TakeItDown, #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches

A round-up of the week’s religion news. Continue Reading →

Conscience With a Mission

In the wake of the November excommunication and demotion of Arizona hospital administrator Sister Margaret McBride, for approving an emergency termination of a pregnancy to save a woman’s life, the ACLU has sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.  The letter requests that two laws, not subject to provider refusal clauses — so-called “conscience clauses” — be enforced at denominational health facilities or that non-compliant facilities should lose their Medicare and Medicaid funding. Continue Reading →