Princeton ethicist Peter Singer — yes the same Peter Singer who proposed that parents should be able to kill their infants — has offered his answer to the religious freedom challenges of Obamacare: Christian organizations should just close their doors, he says.
Writing about Catholic hospitals who can’t offer contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs without violating their consciences, Singer responded: “The Obama administration’s requirement...does not prevent Catholics from practicing their religion. Catholicism does not oblige its adherents to run hospitals and universities.”
As Cardinal Newman observed at LifeSiteNews, Singer’s suggestion assumes exactly what the mandate does: that freedom of religion is nothing more than freedom of worship — the right to privately practice religion.
But that definition confines the most cherished liberty of American history to churches and homes. As Chuck Colson used to point out, even Christians in communist China have this kind of “freedom.”