Sunday, February 19, 2012
Religious freedom means never having to say you're sorry
Hey folks, religious freedom doesn't mean you get to write your own rules. For centuries, the Catholic church has been a powerful political entity, shaping governments (or trying to - see Thomas Becket) and using all manner of force and violence to force conformity to their doctrine.Even in the past decade they continued to write their own rules regarding what happens to priests who abuse children. Now they claim the right to deny access to essential health care to women. Here's a reality check. This isn't about conscience. It's about undermining President Obama, and distracting us from all the issues that make Republicans look bad. It's a cynical ploy, a disgusting manipulation and they will burn in hell for it, if there were a hell.