Obama favors religious freedom for Muslims but... Posted by Laura
I warned you that the devils in President Obama's health care reform law would be evident once HHS started handing down the accompanying regulations. The new rules forbidding all employers--including Catholic hospitals and schools--from denying insurance benefits for contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization are both shocking and oppressive. In spearheading this effort to force employers to violate their religious conscience, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gives Van Jones a run for his money in the "most-radical-present-or-former-Obama- Adminstration official" contest. The White House thinks it can minimize any political fall-out among US Catholics--after all, a solid majority use contraception and voted for him in 2008. Big mistake--for even cafeteria Catholics are made uncomfortable by a President who seems to side with the group building a mosque near Ground Zero but tramples upon the religious liberty of their church. When groups as un-conservative as USA Today and the gang on Morning Joe are speaking out against this brazen HHS move, you know it's only a matter of time before we read about an Obama about-face on the issue (or so we hope).