Reimbursement for Prayers

I don't know what you believe about the healing attributes of prayer.

I don't know what you think about compensating professional ministers.

I don't know where you side with the current debate over healthcare reform.

But I do hope, dear reader, that you agree with me that the Christian Scientists have crossed a line. They are are pushing a proposal that would help patients pay their ministers for prayers of healing by having insurers reimburse the $20 to $40 cost.

Yep, that is right. They pray for you and then bill your insurance (or the Government, if the public option goes through) and get a check at the end of the month.

Church as business. Once again, Jesus weeps.

Thanks to faithful reader, Rocky, who pointed out this Washington Post article.