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Just how sacred is it?

Gazette staff October 9th, 2013

Oklahoma tends to be about as invasive as a pap smear when it comes to women’s rights. According to, four Oklahoma universities believe that the Affordable Care Act violates Christian beliefs by mandating women’s health options that may pay for or include information about abortions.

Oklahoma Baptist University, Mid-America Christian University, Southern Nazarene University and Oklahoma Wesleyan University are suing the federal government.

The argument is, of course, that the legislation forces these universities to shirk a belief — claimed to be biblical — that a human life begins at conception and is, therefore, immoral.

The problem is, some biblical beliefs conflict with science regarding what constitutes a viable conception.

Since religious-based colleges still serve people and employ people outside the original belief structure, the federal government clearly states that equal compliance should be maintained.

Alas, the four universities refuse.

Not every sperm is sacred — Monty Python showed us that long ago.

Well, that’s the end of the space we’re allotted this week.

“Now, here’s the meaning of life.

(We’re handed an envelope) ...

Thank you, Brigitte.

... M-hmm. Well, it’s nothing very special.”

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