What Josh McIntyre, writer of the letter “Hypocrisy on freedom” (Oct. 3 and TribLIVE.com), is forgetting is that not all have to comply with the new health care law. Take the Service Employees International Union, for example. It has an exemption, as do many unions and companies.
No, this is an attack on freedom of religion, which is guaranteed by the Constitution but has now been translated to mean freedom from religion.
One must understand that religion is important to a vast majority of the world. Just imagine what would happen if all religious institutions closed — hospitals, schools, soup kitchens, outreach institutions and any other businesses affiliated with any religious group. There would be millions out of work, schools overcrowded and a vast number of people in need, who just might do without because of a tax that was passed.
Unions and friends win; those who believe lose. Go figure.
John R. McDonald Jr.
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