Monday, January 06, 2014

Bullying Nuns? A New Low for Obama.

Despite the intervention of a radically liberal Supreme Court Justice (Sonia Sotomayor), President Barack Obama has come back from his long and ultra-expensive Hawaii vacation ready to get even tougher than he already has been in forcing Catholic nuns to submit to ObamaCare's payments for abortifacient drugs and devices.

Uh, Mr. President, maybe you haven't got the word, but real men do not bully nuns around.

Nor do they trample on the Constitution and abuse the powers of their office to deny freedoms of religion or speech to American citizens.

Texas senator John Cornyn responded to this despicable doubling down on the abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate with this statement: “In a sign that the White House will stop at nothing to save its unpopular and unworkable health care law, now they’re working to silence a group of nuns in Colorado who object to the Obamacare mandate requiring coverage of contraceptive services.

It’s an absurd new low for this mandate-happy Administration and an unacceptable affront to religious freedoms and fidelity. We should be concerned about the lengths President Obama will go to force his government-knows-best agenda on the American people.”

Here are a few other takes on our president's remarkably graceless and bigoted move:

* “Little Sisters of the Government: A revealing case about the Administration and religious conscience.” (An editorial from the Wall Street Journal)

* “Obama: yes to terrorism abetter, no to little sisters of the poor” (Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine)

* "The Little Sisters of the Poor fight back" (Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine)