The Point: Leave the Little Sisters Alone

Leave those poor nuns alone. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

It was a big win for religious liberty when the Trump administration rolled back the infamous HHS mandate, which would have required religious groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide insurance covering contraceptives and abortifacients.

No doubt the Little Sisters rejoiced and felt they could start concentrating on their ministry instead of lawsuits. But that would only be in a sane world. The attorneys general of California and Pennsylvania are suing to strip the Little Sisters of that exemption. The hearing is, in fact, today.

The Becket Fund, which represents the Little Sisters, calls the move “political grandstanding.” I’d call it anti-Christian ideological tyranny.

Mother Lorraine Marie Maguire of the Little Sisters had this to say: “We just want to be able to continue our religious mission of caring for the elderly poor as we have for 175 years. We pray these state governments would leave us alone and let us do our work in peace.”

Let’s all pray the same thing for them today.



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  • How long, Oh Lord, will thy people trust in the pagan rulers of the land?

    • Just One Voice

      Who’s trusting in the pagan rulers? I certainly don’t think the Little Sisters are. And I’m pretty sure BreakPoint isn’t either.

      Just praying to God that the state governments (or pagan rulers) would leave us alone & let us do our work in peace.”

      Interesting screen name, by the way. Trutherator, heh. You do realize some of the big assumptions people will make right off the bat, correct? What’s the story behind it?

      I don’t ask anything that I wouldn’t be ready to answer myself. So, the story behind “Just One Voice” is simply that: I’m only one voice amidst the crowd; praying that my words come from God & that someone in need will hear them despite all the other noise. Kinda like the story of Joshua & Caleb 🙂

      • I am a messenger for the truth of the Word of God best I can. Libertarian Christian. Too many Chritians want sin legislated, and praise the modern Rome’s armies.

        Welfare is trust in god of government to rob justly instead of God. Render into Caesar willingly nothing but to avoid “offending” him least he haul you before the judge and take your last farthing. IRS doesn’t even bother with a judge now.