Do people just 'forget' about other religions?
What it if said boss was a Scientologist and disallowed any psychological or psychiatric treatment? Or wouldn't cover any treatment for addiction for your son or daughter or your spouse (because they don't believe in 'addiction' either) What if your boss was a Christian Scientist who doesn't believe in vaccines... for anything! Or, you know, any medicine whatsoever!
Or a Jehovah's Witness and no blood transfusions for you! Your next car accident could needlessly lead to death.
Seriously, have people gained such American Christian Big Church privilege that they've lost sight of the fact that there are OTHER RELIGIONS (and idiosyncracies between various denominations of Christian)?
Or exactly why there is separation of church and state in the first place? That it actually protects people's religious rights that they are separate from the state, that it allows you to freely worship the denomination of YOUR choice rather than one selected for you by someone else... (LIKE YOUR BOSS!)? Or what destroying that separation could eventually entail?
Have people become so wrapped up in the concept of "A Christian Nation" that they forgot that the founding fathers of the 18th Century grew up studying British history of the 15th, 16th, and 17th Century. You know like when Henry VIII
And, bowing to Monty Python, no one expects the Spanish Inquisition! ... or the Salem witch trials...
How would Catholics or mainstream (or fundamental!) Protestants feel if the state sanctioned and enforced a religion and it was...Oh, I don't know, for conversational purposes let's say Mormonism? Would a very religious Southern Baptist really be comfortable with 'prophet' Joseph Smith? After all, that is a form of Christianity too (even if those other demoniations might consider it to be heretical). No one said that a state mandated "Christian Nation" would be your chosen denomination!
That's the point!
There's a reason why the founding fathers wanted separation of church and state. History is littered with reasons why. It was done so that you'd have the choice of which religion to worship, so that the state ( or. your. boss) could not force a specific religion on you.
Excerpt of the article the inspired this rant:
Only one Senate Republican — Olympia Snowe of Maine, who is retiring — voted against a truly horrible measure on Thursday that would have crippled the expansion of preventive health care in America. The amendment, which was attached to a highway bill, was defeated on a narrow 48-to-51 vote. But it showed once again how far from the mainstream Republicans have strayed in their relentless efforts to undermine the separation of church and state, deny women access to essential health services and tear apart President Obama’s health care reform law.
The amendment, which was enthusiastically endorsed by Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, would have allowed any employer or insurance company to refuse coverage for any activity to which they claim a religious or moral objection.
That would have meant that any employer who objects to cervical-cancer vaccines could have refused to provide health insurance that covers them. The same goes for prenatal sonograms for unmarried mothers, or birth control, H.I.V. screening or mammograms...
ETA: And now Republican Lisa Mukowski says that she 'regrets' having voted for it. A little late, don't you think?