A sore muscles GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, the ol muscles are sore! SORE SORE SORE! That’s all right though. A bit of jits tonight should take care of that!
Think About It Thursday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s THURSDAY! Time to THINK!
GOD BLESS TEXAS! Yup, I have to go there!
Texas wants to become a Christian Caliphate so bad. They just don’t want to call it a “Caliphate” because that is a Muslim word for a government based entirely on religion.
So, here’s what’s up. See, a group of people hate the fact that there is a drug that can prevent the spread of AIDS/HIV which is referred to as a pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP. The basis for this hatred is that the drug will promote homosexual activity which is contrary to their religious beliefs. Therefore, because it is against their religious beliefs, the company health insurance should not be forced to pay for it as per the Affordable Care Act.
Side note: Republicans (Texas) hate the Affordable Care Act because it was signed into law by a Democrate named Obama. No matter how they paint it, THAT is the ONLY REASON.
Now, this attack on federal law based on religious beliefs will become bigger. Maybe not today; maybe not tomorrow but soon.
A federal judge in Texas agreed that the companies religious beliefs should be protected. The reasoning put forward has no scientific proof whatsoever. Instead, Judge Reed O’Connor laid out that there was no compelling state interest to warrant making the company pay for the drug. In a nutshell: religious belief wins over federal law.
So, for us to Think about: what if I (or you) go in to a lender and ask for a loan. Then say “I’m not paying interest on it.” Bible is pretty specific about this in that lender’s aren’t supposed to charge interest in a “Christian” society. Same for Islam. Two major religions of the world say don’t charge interest. In an indirect manner, Buddha was very much against going into debt and borrowing for anything other than basic needs. Couldn’t we say that borrowing for higher education or a home is borrowing for a basic need? Why is interest charged on a “basic need?”
In my honest opinion, I think this recent O’Connor thing is a case worth watching. Especially as it goes up the appeals ladder. If it goes to the Supremes and they side with O’Connor, I’m probably going to apply for a loan and tell them “I’m not paying interest due to my religious beliefs.” I’ll make sure I do it in Texas cause THAT’S the best place to do it!
I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember the fastest growing city is in Ireland. It’s literally…DUBLIN EVERYDAY! HAHAHAHAHHAHA….Dublin!