Ever since the "war on religion" meme started a few weeks ago I've been wondering, why now?
For most of the past decade 28 of our most populated states have had laws on the books that provide contraception coverage in health insurance plans for workers at secular businesses owned by religious organizations. Not a peep on the national news radar. Then WAM! Suddenly the PR Spin Machine has a "War on Religion" over a minor section of the ACA that has been open for comment for months.
So I ask myself, what else is going on? Is there a news story that perhaps the Catholic Church wants to distract us from?
I think there is. From the Philadelphia Inquirer
THE FINAL juror was selected yesterday to hear the child-sexual-abuse trial of two current Philadelphia Catholic priests and one former priest.We have been hearing about child abuse and the priestly predators for years and years but this is going to be the very first time this nationwide scandal will have a day in court. THE VERY FIRST TIME IN COURT?
Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina and the trial's attorneys must now select 10 alternate jurors. The trial is expected to last 12 to 16 weeks. Opening arguments are slated for March 26.
Monsignor William Lynn, 61, is charged with child endangerment and conspiracy for allegedly enabling the crimes of predator priests.
The Rev. James Brennan, 48, and ex-priest Edward Avery, 69, are charged with raping separate boys. All three men have pleaded not guilty.
As the sordid details begin to come out it sure will be good for the Church to have a "War on Religion" meme going strong to deflect the facts and truth.
So stay tuned and let's see how the MSM covers this story as we also watch the RW jihad continue to try and invade our bodies and bedrooms.