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Special status too generous to religious groups

The article “Proposal has contraceptive opt-out for religious groups” (Page A7, Feb. 2) says nonprofit religious groups will not have to pay to provide contraception coverage as it violates their freedom of religion.

I would ask why my freedom FROM religion should be compromised in order to give these groups an exemption from property and other taxes simply by forming an organization based on ancient myths to which many of us do not subscribe.

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Those of us who don’t “believe” end up with higher taxes for something that we, too, may have a moral objection to.

Is it really fair to let these groups have it both ways?

Rick Cutler

Arlington

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