This is the same mandate that the president has bragged about, that his HHS secretary has referred to as a tool of “war” for suppressing the backward views of those who have moral qualms about abortion and contraception and sterilization.
This is not something this president should be allowed to get away with. Fertility is not a disease, as the “preventative” scenario and the regulation, under “preventative services” in the president’s health-care monstrosity, insists. And as was made even clearer when the Protestant Tyndale Bible publisher had to file suit in court over the HHS mandate last week, this is not just a “Catholic problem,” or a situation of bishops wanting to impose their views on America, but a simple matter of religious freedom: protecting our rights to live our faith outside of the walls of a house of worship — a fundamental right, and a good.
Fortunately, there is bipartisan support in this country for freedom of religion, one of the most basic American rights and one on which this country was founded.
My guess is that Obama feels he can get away with restricting religious freedom because of polls like this one.
The indifference that Obama displays toward Christian religious values, however, does not seem to apply in the case of Islam. This Administration couldn'tseem to restrain itself from blaming and demonizing anyone who dares question the religion of Islam, a religion America has come to know as loving, compassionate, and tolerant:
(In place of "Afghanistan" in the above, just substitute "Islamic" and you will be still be accurate).
So, on the one hand, we have an all out "'war' for suppressing the backward views of those who have moral qualms about abortion and contraception and sterilization"
; but remarkable silence and certainly no moral qualms on the part of the administration at all for blaming a you tube video and its maker for the murderous intolerance of Islam, whose views apparently are not "backward" at all in the opinion of key Administration official.
Don't you think this is extremely strange behavior, even for Obama? On the one hand to politically persecute Christians who possess moral qualms about killing innocent life; on the other to give a free pass to religious fanatics who have shown repeatedly their contempt for the value human life and have no moral qualms at all about extinguishing it.