This is the headline at WorldNetDaily:
How on earth did atheists causes ObamaCare? What’s the connection? We don’t believe in god… so we don’t get healed after a sickness or accident… so we need more government-run healthcare? Nope. I was wrong.
But William Murray, the Christian son of the late Madalyn Murray O’Hair, knows the connection. It has to do with the Supreme Court cases from the early 1960s (including his mother’s) that removed mandatory Bible readings from public schools…
“The 1963 case was one of the troika of cases that worked to destroy the basic family unit,” Murray explained. “One of the striking things about Obamacare is that it was pushed and promoted out of its necessity because of the breakup of the family. There is no one to take care of the family, because of this.
“Medical care since the time of Genesis was always a family responsibility,” Murray said. “But because government has interfered in the family, and because it has eliminated the three-generation household and eliminated the ability for families to take care of their own, the individual mandate becomes mandated.
Murray has gone crazy. Getting mandatory prayer out of public school didn’t change anything for the people who wanted to pray. They could continue to pray in school all they wanted — and still can — privately. Because of those cases, those of us who don’t buy into the religion myth are no longer forced to recite a prayer to God. It was the right decision then and it’s been upheld for good reason. To blame the “breakup of the family” on a decision that protected religious freedom in public schools is just an ignorant conspiracy theory, a last ditch effort from a sad man.
If atheists are responsible for ObamaCare, though, we better get some credit for it a decade from now, when people wonder how we lived without it.