Anonymous: #HandsOffMyBCWednesday, March 23rd, 2016 7:58 am
I chose to go on birth control because I didn't want to get pregnant and I wanted to have sex. Because I am a clergy woman in The United Methodist Church, and I'm single, that information could get me brought up on charges, and I could lose my ordination.
Luckily, we don't have an insurance plan that requires the church to sign off on the prescriptions that my doctor writes. Luckily, I can access birth control through the health insurance plan that my church pays for.
However, because I value my job, I have to remain anonymous in writing this. It strikes me as ridiculous in 2016 that this is necessary, but being a person who is sexually active while single is against the rules. I'm very grateful that the church doesn't extend its reach into my prescriptions, and that I don't have to justify my prescriptions to my Bishop.
I don't think it is any of his business. I hope the US government agrees.