So I’m reading up (again) on Obamacare, in between reading and posting comments on Flopping Aces, and I came across a debate between the Great One and Randy Barnett, as reviewed by Hugh Hewett. Hugh had an interesting point regarding the reaction of the left to the allowance of exclusions for religious reasons:
Wonder when Citizens United For Separation of Church and State will get around to suing over section (d)(2) ---but of course would run the risk of pulling down the whole law if they win, so they won't because they wouldn't dare upset their allies on the left.
It occurs to me that perhaps I should start a new religion, the Right Religion, wherein we recognize there is a God, and he loves us and he wants us to be happy (Ben Franklin agrees with me so far). In pursuit of that happiness, we require freedom from certain constraints, especially regarding the choices made in our personal health care. Thus, allowing us to be excluded from portions of the Obamacare monstrosity.
(2) Religious exemptions
(A) Religious conscience exemption
Such term shall not include any individual for any month if such individual has in effect an exemption under section 1311(d)(4)(H) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which certifies that such individual is—
(i) a member of a recognized religious sect or division thereof which is described in section 1402 (g)(1), and
(ii) an adherent of established tenets or teachings of such sect or division as described in such section.
Taking this further (perhaps too far), maybe we should all think, really hard, about our Right Religion and related matters during any sexual encounters, a type of fantasizing as it were. If it is part of our sex life, we can then declare the Right Religion to also be a sexual preference. As such, criticism of our political and religious beliefs would also become discrimination regarding our sexual practices, and we could justifiably request all critics of our religion and our sexual practices to keep quiet so that they do not offend us or stomp on our rights to practice sex and religion without discrimination.
Or, perhaps I am fantasizing.