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Letter to the Editor
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

In response to Peg Bittner's letter “Forcing their beliefs” : Peg, are you so confused about the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) that you believe employers will ask about a prospective employee's need for contraceptives, sexual preferences and religious beliefs before considering that person's qualifications? Contraceptives, sterilization and abortions are part of the insurance coverage mandated by the United States government via the ACA.

It is not America's employers who are attempting to force their religious views on prospective employees; rather, it is the government, via ObamaCare, that is forcing employers to violate their religious beliefs and surrender their constitutional rights. Yes, Peg, the mandate does violate the religious beliefs of some corporate or private employers, who have the Constitution's guarantee of the right to exercise their religious beliefs.

You equate benefits of ObamaCare to a large buffet line that allows people to pick and choose what benefits they want. The problem is that the buffet was prepared by government mandate instead of selective choices by the employer. If you do not like what the employer is offering, find one who will satisfy your demands.

John Kostelac

White Oak

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