By: Bob Trent
Manhattan fashion designer Sophie Theallet refuses to use her creative talents to design clothes for Melania Trump. Theallet disagrees with the future First Lady's beliefs. Bravo. She has every right to do so.
The question is, why are so many other Christian creative professionals, like the Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman, under attack for making the same decision?
And in the “haven’t I heard this somewhere before” department:
Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter last week to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asking the agency to reject an administrative complaint that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan filed on behalf of a woman who insisted that a Catholic health care system sterilize her.
The letter explains that federal law protects Ascension Health, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system and the world’s largest Catholic health system, from being forced to perform sterilization procedures in contradiction to its religious convictions.
ADF Senior Counsel Matt Bowman successfully argued a very similar case regarding Trinity Health. He talks about the ACLU assault on Catholic healthcare professionals and organizations.
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