An appeals court delivered somebad news to the Obama administration this week. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday imposed a temporary injunction against the Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing its contraception mandate on a privately-owned business. Saint Louis business owner, Frank O’Brien employs 87 people at O’Brien Industrial Holdings. He contended the mandate unconstitutionally infringes on his religious beliefs as a Catholic. The panel blocked the enforcement until the court can issue a substantive ruling on the matter in the future. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder tells KZIM KSIM this is a victory for those who value religious freedom. Kinder says the court is sending a clear message to the Obama Administration that this infringement on religious freedoms will not be tolerated. Cases involving religious schools, health-care organizations, or charities have yet to come to court.
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