WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern, Family Research Council Action (FRC Action) will host a live video webcast entitled "Healthcare Mandate: Violating the Separation of Church and State." The webcast will focus on the Obama administration's mandate that, beginning next year, will force any organization – including religious institutions – that offers health insurance to employees to cover contraception, sterilizations and abortifacients, regardless of conscientious objections.
FRC Action President Tony Perkins will be joined by some of those impacted by the mandate as well as Members of Congress and policy experts who will discuss what must be done to stop it. The live webcast event will be held at FRC headquarters in Washington, D.C. It will begin at 8 p.m. EST.
Of the event Perkins said:
"This is an anti-religious, anti-conscience and anti-life mandate that must be reversed. President Obama's mandate takes away the right of Americans to live out their faith according to their religious beliefs.
"FRC Action is honored to partner with dozens of Evangelical and Catholic groups, who see this oppressive mandate for what it is: naked aggression against America's first and most fundamental freedom.
"As the White House well knows, most of these charities would rather close their doors than meet these requirements. However, we are now witnessing an unprecedented ecumenical movement to put a stop to this administration's drive to push Christians out of the public square," concluded Perkins.
WHAT: Webcast: "Healthcare Mandate: Violating the Separation of Church and State"
WHEN: 8:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, February 9
WHERE: Watch Online at http://www.frcaction.org/mandate
Credentialed media are invited to attend the webcast in person but must first register with FRC Action's press office by calling (866) 372-6397.
SOURCE FRC Action