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    Although I wasn't foaming and gnashing.  I think it's a good compromise.

    I've actually been a little troubled by this whole issue for a few reasons.  First, I tend toward favoring a wide interpretation of religious freedom - the Catholic Church does have the right to oppose birth control and I can recognize how being forced to pay for birth control raises legitimate questions of religious freedom for them.  For the record, I'm an atheist and I think the whole theological basis for their position is worse than absurd.  The timing is suspicious - the Church is either willingly or unwittingly allowing itself to be manipulated for political benefit.  But we non-believers tend to get burned, figuratively or literally, when religious freedom is compromised.  This gives everyone an out, and for the church to keep pretending this is the great moral issue of our time makes them appear even more irrelevant and out of touch. It makes Obama the reasonable one.  I go to mass a lot (in-laws) and have been hearing plenty of preaching about how awful the Obama administration is.  It is a lot more difficult to make that case now, and I think this is a smart move.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 08:35:09 AM PST

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