Churches deserve honest dialogue

Leaders of 18 Christian church denominations in Ohio are challenging the new national health care law. Their concerns, along with those of millions of other Americans, deserve a fair hearing.

Unfortunately, it appears President Barack Obama and others in his administration have no intention of allowing that.

Members of the Ohio Council of Churches last week expressed concern about “Obamacare” provisions they consider infringements upon religious freedom. One specific objection is the law’s requirement on contraceptives and what some Christians c