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IF ONLY CATHOLICS WERE INDIANS (Native Americans for the p/c crowd)
Catholic League ^ | March 14, 2012 | Bill Donohue

Posted on 03/14/2012 3:59:07 PM PDT by NYer

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:

The Obama administration will not extend a religious exemption to Catholic non-profits who don’t want their insurance carrier to provide for abortion-inducing drugs, but it has decided to grant a religious exemption to an Indian tribe so they can kill bald eagles. The Northern Arapaho Tribe threatened to sue the government for violating its religious liberties when they were denied a permit to kill the eagles; federal law prohibits killing a bald eagle. Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to grant the tribe a permit to kill two bald eagles.

We live in strange times. It is legal to kill a human being in utero through term—for any reason. Moreover, the president of the United States thinks it should be legal to allow a baby born alive as a result of a botched abortion to die on the doctor’s table unattended. But we can’t kill eagles that are bald. However, the Northern Arapaho can kill the birds by insisting on their religious rights. Yet when Catholics demand their religious rights, they are punished, largely because they oppose killing unborn babies.

It should be noted that not only is it illegal to kill one of these birds, it is illegal to “disturb” them (see 16 U.S.C. 668-668c). But disturbing babies in the womb—e.g., when an abortionist jams a pair scissors into the kid’s head in a partial-birth abortion—is somehow acceptable. The only time these people object to disturbing babies in utero is when a doctor is required to show a woman contemplating an abortion a picture of her child via sonogram.

What if the Indians kill three of these birds? Can they file suit claiming the quota system is unconstitutional? Lucky for them they don’t have to worry about PETA—they’re too busy killing 95 percent of the cats and dogs in their possession [click here for the latest evidence].

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: arapaho; catholic; eagle

1 posted on 03/14/2012 3:59:11 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 03/14/2012 3:59:57 PM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: NYer

Affirmative Action has made some people more equal than others....

In this instance, the Northern Arapahoe are way off base, by demanding and being given dispensation to hunt and slaughter the national symbol of the country which, to the best of my knowledge, has granted them full citizenship for some time now.

This is something you would expect of a bunch of rebels and insurrectionists to participate in, to show their contempt both for the country in which they reside, and the noble innate grace and dignity the bald eagle symbolizes.

I have no objection to collection of various parts taken from the body of a bald eagle that has died of an accident or natural causes, so long as proper reverence is extended to the remains. But to go out and KILL a healthy specimen, for whatever reason, is a Federal crime, and should be treated as such. Reasonable people can make the accommodations to allow for the harvest of parts from deceased eagles, but poaching is no more to be permitted than to slaughter elephants in Africa for the ivory.

3 posted on 03/14/2012 4:11:57 PM PDT by alloysteel (College "education" may be the worst mischief to be inflicted upon the next generation.)
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To: NYer

it’s a mad mad mad mad world.

4 posted on 03/14/2012 4:50:01 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If knowledge puffs up, information positively deludes.)
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To: alloysteel
College "education" may be the worst mischief to be inflicted upon the next generation.

don't know about all that other stuff, but I sure did the tagline.

5 posted on 03/14/2012 4:51:22 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: NYer

Archbishop Chaput is a Native American

6 posted on 03/14/2012 5:11:51 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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Not full blooded. His mother was Prairie Band Potawatomi. His father was French Canadian.

7 posted on 03/15/2012 6:05:31 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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