This week has been a-buzzing after truth will out that the Obama Administration via Obamacare, and the Department of Health and Human Services, will force Catholics to do something that is in direct contradiction to their tenets: provide free birth control, sterilizations, and the Morning After Pill.
Here’s the pertinent part:
[snip] The Department of Health and Human Services decided to implement a narrow religious exemption for the Catholic Church under the Affordable Care Act, raising First Amendment questions and the ire of Catholic bishops, about three quarters of whom have addressed the issue to their congregations. The administration would require Catholic institutions to abandon their doctrines on reproductive issues or face catastrophic fines forcing them them to close hospitals that care for about a sixth of U.S. patients.[snip]
Uh, yeah, that went over like a lead balloon with Catholics, as one might imagine. Heck, it didn’t go over too well with anyone in the country who cares about the separation of Church and State.