(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

A group of nuns and four Christian colleges say existing health care plans force them to violate their religious beliefs when it comes to birth control.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal reports:

The Little Sisters of the Poor and other faith-based groups went before the 10th Circuit Court and said their current health care plan set-up violates their religious beliefs. Attorney Mark Rienzi with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, says the Little Sisters sign away part of their offered health coverage to a third party that does cover birth control, so they still feel like their involvedĀ in providing contraceptives.

(Rienzi) "At a certain point, the moral analysis is the moral analysis. The sisters say I can't do the thing you're asking me to do."

The government argues the religious groups aren't paying for coverage or arranging it. This is the same federal court that ruled last year that for-profit companies can join religious groupsĀ and not cover birth control.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.