The Obama Administration has at least partially conceded the separation of church and state by shifting the requirement for free birth control from Catholic universities and charities to the insurance industry. It remains to be seen whether this end-around quells or further inflames the opposition.
In either event, the need and the opportunity remains for persons and institutions of faith to demonstrate their commitment to tolerance for diverse perspectives and practices while still asserting the right to practice consistent with personal and corporate conviciton. If America is to avoid “one size fits all” health care, we alo need to move away from the concept that there is just one true course of faith. Our God is well beyond “one size fits all.”