By Tom Quiner
My favorite political columnist is Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal. The headline above is her direct quote.
Ms. Noonan is not known for overstatement. Rather, she is know for her keen political insight. She served as Ronald Reagan’s speechwriter and wrote some of his greatest lines.
Even she was stunned by President Obama’s brazen imposition of the Obama Mandate on Catholic organizations.
“The president signed off on a Health and Human Services ruling that says under ObamaCare Catholic Institutions—including its charities, hospitals and schools—will be required by law, for the first time ever, to provide and pay for insurance coverage that includes contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization procedures. If they do not, they will face ruinous fines in the millions of dollars. Or they can always go out of business.
In other words, the Catholic Church was told this week that its institutions can’t be Catholic anymore.
I invite you to imagine the moment we are living in without the church’s charities, hospitals and schools. And if you know anything about those organizations, you know it is a fantasy that they can afford millions in fines.
There was no reason to make this ruling—none. Except ideology.”
What arrogance on the part of our president, to presume that the Catholic Church should change its belief structure simply because he, the high priest of secular humanism, demands it.
How dare he impose his religion on 77 million Catholics.