The Cardinals in the Kremlin
The claim by Republicans and the Catholic Church about the Obama Administration’s new contraception rule being an imposition on religious freedom is a lot of hooey.
First of all we should consider imposing a loyalty oath on all Republican politicians asking that they swear that they report to We The People and our Constitution or admit that they adhere to the authority of the Pope in Rome.
Second the Catholic Church should stop implying that they speak for all religions. I think the billions of Protestants, Jews, Muslims, Eastern Orthodox, Hindus, Buddhists, Wiccans, and Native religionists out there would object to such a claim and would in fact have a different opinion about the Obama rule.
Third the claim that the government is imposing on the religious freedoms of Catholics is ludicrous. Are laws against Mormon polygamy or animal sacrifice an imposition? I think not. Such prohibitions are allowed if there is a legitimate government interest and contraception is such an interest in that it prevents unwanted births while avoiding abortions and also for protective health reasons.
If the Catholic Church wants to use the pulpit as a political platform then they should surrender their tax exempt status and pay taxes like all political groups do.
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