Norbizness over at Happy Furry Puppy Story Time takes an excellent look at these ridiculous legislative initiatives allowing pharmacists to refuse to fill birth control prescriptions if it violates their religious or moral beliefs:
1) It seems that the easiest job possible would be a cardiologist who was a Jehovah’s Witness. Since your crazy religion forbids blood transfusions, and all heart surgery would, I imagine, necessitate such transfusions, you can kick back and proselytize to unwilling hospital staff for 40 hours a week.
(1a) But we can find a better absurdity. In order to test the limits of these type of laws, encourage as many Christian Scientists as possible to apply to pharmacy school. Since it’s against their religious beliefs to ingest medication, I don’t think they’d be dispensing any prescriptions. And if they could, we need to find us some militant-ass, throw-your-pills-in-the-garbage-while-creepily-smiling-at-you Christian Scientists.
These laws are just ridiculous. I’d like to see a Catholic priest become a Protestant minister and then preach to the congregation about the infallibility of the pope. Or even better, what if a Jew became a priest and refused to teach the new testament? The permutations of this are limitless.