ADF today is in federal court in the nation's capital defending
Tyndale House Publishers in the first post-election challenge to
the HHS mandate.
Based on its biblical convictions, Tyndale objects to the
requirement that it provide free insurance coverage for drugs that
cause abortions. The Bible publisher actually filed suit October 2 on behalf of the Carol
Stream, an Illinois-based organization that is owned by a
See update to this story)
As OneNewsNow reported
earlier, the largest privately held Christian publisher of Bibles,
Christian books and biblical media is not considered "religious" --
even though it is a non-profit foundation that provides grants to
meet physical and spiritual needs of people worldwide.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Matt Bowman
tells OneNewsNow very serious constitutional issues are at
"Bible publishers should be free to do business according to the
book that they publish," Bowman contends.
"For the government to say that a Bible publisher is not
religious is alarming. It demonstrates how clearly the Obama
administration is willing to disregard the Constitution's
protection of religious freedom to achieve certain political
The foundation that owns Tyndale distributes 96.5 percent of its
profits to religious non-profit causes worldwide. Still, the
publisher is subject to the mandate because the Obama
administration rules for-profit corporations as categorically
Illinois voters will be the judge when it comes to whether one
particular member of the bench keeps his position.