“If a Catholic brother or sister says, ‘Well, we don’t believe in contraception,’ they’ve got that right ... That’s freedom of belief,” Warren said. “The first sentence of the first phrase of the First Amendment –- the first freedom in America is freedom of religion.”
You know, it wasn't that long ago that the Mormon church officially declared African-Americans to bear the "Mark of Cain" (the doctrine changed within Mitt Romney's adulthood). Yet no one in a post-'64 Civil Rights Act world argued that Mormon owners of a business had a First Amendment right to refuse to hire African-Americans.
As a Constitutional lawyer, Rick Warren makes a fair preacher.