FRC's Tony Perkins: Ruling Held Up Religious 'Firewall'

Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014 11:45 AM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that companies do not have to provide contraception they equate with abortion is about more than just birth control, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins tells Newsmax TV.

"This was really, at its core, not about contraception. It was not about drugs that potentially end the life of unborn children. That was a part of it,'' Perkins said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show.''

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"What this was about in the eyes of the government, of the Obama administration, was to break through the firewall that has long existed around religious freedom in this country.

"If they could force businesses on this issue, in this manner, there would be nothing stopping them for advancing the rest of their liberal, anti-religious agenda.''

The ruling came after arts-and-crafts company Hobby Lobby objected to paying for birth control such as IUD devices and "morning after'' pills mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

"It is a very significant religious liberty ruling — the court recognizing that you don't check your faith at the door … [that] people that enter into business as a family, closely held corporation, don't have to leave the values behind,'' said Perkins, whose conservative Christian lobbying group is based in Washington, D.C.

"That is not only in keeping with the history of this country, it's very significant in going forward. We want people who have values … who have those deeply rooted beliefs to be in the marketplace. That's the type of people I want to do business with.''

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