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- Religion and the Affordable Care Act – With enrollment in Obamacare beginning on October 1st and some in Congress seeking to de-fund it, Saul Gonzalez reports on the role of religious leaders, both for and against it, in the many, multi-million dollar campaigns underway to sell the law to the uninsured. A critical target is the so-called “Young Invincibles” whose participation is considered vital to offset the high costs of care for the aged.
- Pakistan’s Christians – In the aftermath of last week’s deadly attack on a church compound in Pakistan, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Karachi that one legacy of the West’s former colonialism is deep resentment among Pakistani Muslim extremists of everything they see as Western, including Christianity. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy laws permit mobs to label any non-Muslim a target making many Christians fearful and causing others to flee the nation.