We have a president who is more guided by principle than politic. Such a conclusion can be the only reason for Obama's latest decision to “force” hospitals and clinics that allow non-Catholic patronage to have its personnel be provided free birth control to those same personnel when they ask for it.
It is part of what is known now as Obamacare and is the logical resolution to leave the decision of birth control in the hands of women and their families. The Catholic church or any organization should not dictate what should be done. These groups make arbitrary decisions that are not based on science or societal needs, but rather on antiquated uninformed religious doctrine.
The policy may be prayerful and full of piety, but are none the less narrow-minded in their scope.
What surprises me is the vitriol of some pundits who say that the President has showed insensitivity to all Catholics, and warned nay threatened the loss of “progressive” Catholics at the ballot box. Get over yourselves.
You’re not deciding the fate of the American 2012 election any more than any other group, and if this is your litmus test for electing a President, it shows a myopic and disturbing inadequacy of thought.
Of course GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has taken this to a whole other level. He stated that the Obama administration has declared war on the Catholic church.
The fact is that this President, more than any other in the history of the United States of America, has shown more respect to ALL religions. Not only has he shown respect to all religious groups, but also any group that is working for the betterment for all peoples.
He’s not showing favoritism, and that is not acceptable to many religious organizations that have acted with impunity for centuries and deeply resent anyone who does not cower to their will. We have a President who is guided by principle, whether or not it is congruent with the Catholic church’s policy or any group’s agenda.
I say to that, “Hallelujah and praise God!” No group, no person, no PAC or political party should dictate to all Americans how any one person should vote.
America’s strength is its diversity, and despite that extreme diversity found nowhere else on earth we are all equal in the eyes of the law. Under President Obama, who is guided but not encumbered by his faith, everyone is respected and has equal worth.
Favoritism is out and patriotism is in.