• Obama Somehow Fails to Satisfy Religious Leaders with Compromise

    Barack ObamaI hope you're sitting down while reading this shocking news, because if you not, you're definitely going to fall over onto your face and crack your face open and then your face is going to bleed all over the good rug. And it's really hard to get blood out of those things. (I should know; I've been reading about politics while standing up for years!)

    Anyway, here's the shocking news about which you have been duly warned: Remember that compromise on contraception that Barack Obama made earlier today? Turns out, it's not good enough for a lot of Catholic leaders

    "I think he's punting, just kicking the can down the road," Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenkis told CNN. "He hasn't really addressed our concerns.  I think the only thing to do is… to take back the whole thing."…

    Wenkis said the Miami Archdiocese pays an insurance company to cover its 5,000 employees and argued that if the insurance company is paying for and providing contraceptives, as the new compromise lays out, the church would still be paying for it.

    "They're missing the point when they say this is about contraception," he said. "This is about religious freedom. It's a sham to say contraception aren't widely available in this country."

    Exactly! This is about "religious freedom." The freedom to use your religion to make other people do the things that you want them to do.

    Or, more often, to not do.

    Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

    Tags: Barack Obama, Catholic Church, Christianity, Men and Women, Religion, Sex


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