Evangelicals Want Birth Control Mandate Reversed
A group of evangelical pastors is joining Roman Catholic leaders who oppose an Obama administration requirement that employees of religiously affiliated businesses receive birth control coverage.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Monday said more than 2,500 pastors and evangelical leaders have signed a letter to Obama asking him to reverse the mandate.
While most Protestants do not oppose contraception, the letter calls the mandate a violation of religious freedoms.
The signers also object to requiring coverage of the morning-after pill and other drugs and devices that allow an egg to be fertilized.