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Fake Religion tRumps Real Health Care in Texas

Does your Bible advise you to prioritize voodoo beliefs over the well-being of others? Does it prevent you from expressing compassion toward your fellow human? Are you so enamored of flowery scripture that you ignore the real world altogether?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then we suggest you shove the good book so far up your fun-hole that you can taste the leather binding.

Wanna know why we’re so mad? Because a U.S. District Judge in Texas just ruled that employers no longer need to cover Truvada, aka PrEP, if it hurts their religious li’l feelings.

Total charlatan Reed O’Connor decreed, “Defendants do not show a compelling interest in forcing private, religious corporations to cover PrEP drugs with no cost-sharing and no religious exemptions.”

Yup, that quote is right up there with Love Thy Neighbor and Choke on It, Homos.

Oh, but the turd-stain didn’t stop there. His ruling continued by stating, “Compulsory coverage for those services violates their religious beliefs by making them complicit in facilitating homosexual behavior, drug use, and sexual activity outside of marriage between one man and one woman.”

Memo to Judge DumDum: you don’t need to facilitate homosexual behavior. It sells itself!

In response to the a-hole’s action, Speaker Pelosi released her own statement.

Stand back, or you might get burned.

“Today, a radical, Republican-appointed federal judge ruled that employers can deny coverage for PrEP: a drug proven to save lives from HIV/AIDS and a key strategy for ending the epidemic.  This disturbing decision amounts to open homophobia: unleashing unthinkable suffering and death specifically among the LGBTQ community.  This decision also threatens vital preventative health services guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act, including birth control, vaccinations and routine health screenings.”

Y’know, like Jesus would.

Honestly, if you want to worship an invisible hippie with daddy issues, go right ahead, but don’t shove your selfish, idiotic beliefs in the way of our health care. We deserve respect, we demand equality, and we do not accept the bile flowing out of Texas. Case dismissed.

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