Skip to comments.Obama's Catholic Church Gambit: Lessons from American Communists
Posted on 02/17/2012 6:36:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
A fascinating theory has been advanced by Dick Morris, which, in turn, is being considered by Rush Limbaugh and other leading conservatives. Morris speculates that the Obama HHS mandate on contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients is a fight with the Catholic Church that Team Obama wants -- and with the focus based narrowly on contraception, not abortifacients.
Dick Morris may be right. It seems no accident that Obama publicly noted that the vast majority of Catholic women use contraception. Yes, the vast majority does, but the vast majority does not support abortifacients -- that is, "contraceptive" drugs that cause or induce an abortion.
Obama is underscoring "contraception" generally, not abortifacients specifically. Sadly, our superficial media, which reflexively ramrods everything into a 10-second sound-bite, is aiding and abetting his tactic. Again and again, I hear reporters refer to Obama's mandate not as a mandate on "contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs" (which it is), but as simply one on "contraception."
If Obama can successfully frame the debate that way, which should be easy with the American public, he can make great headway on this assault on the Roman Catholic Church. He will appeal to many apathetic Roman Catholics as well as many Protestants who disagree with the Catholic Church on contraception. Among non-evangelical Protestants, Obama will find lots of sympathy from the liberal mainline denominations that flew off the hinges decades ago, and some of which are members of the hideous Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Their split with Rome over matters of birth has roots in the Episcopal Church's embrace of contraception a century ago.
Speaking of a century ago, if this is indeed a gambit by Obama to pit religious believers against the Catholic Church, it would be nothing new from the radical left.
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As a conservative, evangelical Christian, I am certainly in sympathy with and supportive of the Catholic church’s battle with Obama over this issue.
I must say, however, that I think it is a mistake for us to frame the argument only on religious terms. I don’t care whether one is a Catholic, Protestant, Jew, Wiccan or ATHEIST, this abrogation of the protections recognized by the constitution are a threat to us all.
Or her pills, or her IUD, or her contraceptive foam, or any other product she chooses to use for her own personal reasons.
I don't need to belong to any church or profess any particular faith to recognize this for the total Democrap/Socialist/Progressive bull crap that it is.
Reminds me of a line by another famous liar:
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Has God indeed said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?