On March 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in “Zubik v Burwell,” an important religious liberty case consolidated with six other cases, including the Little Sisters of the Poor lawsuit.
The Little Sisters of the Poor have dedicated their lives to living with and caring for the elderly poor. They have been focused on service, not advocacy or policy, and, in this case, they’ve exhausted every option possible before going to court.
The government is requiring the Little Sisters to change their healthcare plan to offer services violating Catholic teaching. At the same time, 1 in 3 Americans are exempt from the mandate the government would impose on the Little Sisters of the Poor: Exxon, Chevron, Pepsi – and other large corporations — are exempt because they have “grandfathered” (unchanged) plans. The federal government is not even requiring our own US military to provide these services!
Here is the list of the consolidated cases:
Little Sisters of the Poor
Priests for Life
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington
Houston Baptist and East Texas Baptist Universities
Southern Nazarene University
There are several ways you can show your support for this case!
- Come to the Supreme Court steps rally! Join hundreds of religious women, college students, and clergy in front of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on March 23 at the #LetThemServe rally to support the Little Sisters’ right to continue to serve in accordance with their religious beliefs. Speeches will begin at 10am.
- Speak out on social media! Show your support for these organizations using #LetThemServe. Facts about the case can be found here and graphics for easy sharing found here.
- Pray! Keep all of the plaintiffs, all their attorneys and the Supreme Court justices hearing their cases in your prayers over the coming days before the oral arguments.
This is an important religious freedom case! Please do your part to promote our rally effort and defend our religious freedom!
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