Contraception

Feds: No Contraception Exception for Bible Publisher

The publisher's not a religious employer according to the Department of Health and Human Services

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The Obama administration is claiming that a dedicated Christian publisher of Bibles and ministry material is insufficiently religious to qualify for an exemption to the contraception mandate in the president's health-care overhaul.

According to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia by Tyndale House Publishers, the company has been refused a "religious employer" exemption because the Health and Human Services Department categorically maintains that any for-profit publisher is not a "religious employer."