Obama administration breaks promise on conscience exemptions

posted at 8:48 am on October 8, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

When Barack Obama went to Notre Dame to speak at their commencement and accept an honorary law degree from the Catholic university, he attempted to quiet the outrage from conservative Catholics and pro-life activists by claiming to respect the religious teachings of Catholics and protect freedom of conscience on abortion.   He insisted that he would do the same during a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI.  According to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the Obama administration has written an expiration date on that promise already in North Carolina, where the EEOC has demanded that a private Catholic college offer abortion and contraception coverage as part of its health-insurance benefits (via Gateway Pundit and The Anchoress):

The president of a small Catholic college in North Carolina is in a standoff with the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over demands that the school must offer contraception coverage in its employee health insurance. Belmont Abbey College President William K. Thierfelder says he will shut down his school before doing so, citing the Catholic Church’s prohibition on contraception and First Amendment religious liberty rights.

On September 10, the college retained the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty to appeal an August 5 ruling by the EEOC, charging the school with discrimination. In a letter to Thierfelder, the EEOC stated the college “is discriminating based on gender because only females take oral prescription contraceptives. By denying coverage, men are not affected, only women.” Thierfelder objected with a letter posted on the school’s website, saying: “Belmont Abbey College rejects the notion that by following the moral teachings of the Catholic Church we are discriminating against anyone.… We are simply and honestly exercising the freedom of religion that is protected by the Constitution.”

The case started when BEC mistakenly bought insurance coverage that paid for contraception, which violates the doctrine of the Catholic Church.  After realizing their mistake, they had that coverage removed.  Eight employees filed suit with the EEOC as a result, claiming that the motivation for the change was gender discrimination.

How could anyone working at a Catholic college possibly come to that conclusion?  Whether or not one agrees with the church on contraception and abortion, their position on those two issues is both well-known and fundamental to doctrine on the sanctity of human life, reaffirmed constantly and publicly.  Anyone who goes to work for a Catholic institution and expects to get insurance coverage for either is acting out of intellectual dishonesty.  If the church position on contraception and abortion offends them that much, they shouldn’t agree to work for a private Catholic institution.

And initially, the EEOC agreed, as the Becket Fund notes, and also notes that only two of the eight complainants of gender discrimination are women.  The local EEOC tossed the complaint, but it got mysteriously reinstated by the national office over the summer:

The conflict is rooted in changes the school made to its health coverage in December 2007 after a faculty member discovered their plan inadvertently covered abortions, prescription contraception, and elective sterilization. At the time, Thierfelder explained the changes: “As a Roman Catholic institution, Belmont Abbey College is not able to and will not offer nor subsidize medical services that contradict the clear teaching of the Catholic Church.” Eight employees countered with a complaint filed with the North Carolina EEOC, claiming the college was in violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The local EEOC bureau threw out the discrimination charge in March, but the federal EEOC reversed that ruling in July. The new ruling also charges Belmont Abbey College with retaliating against the eight employees by making their names public. (Interestingly, only two are women.)

Will the Obama administration protect freedom of conscience in its health care overhaul, as it has promised?  Or will it use its power to force religious institutions, doctors, and hospitals to provide services which violate their religious beliefs?  This test case indicates that the White House is intent on dismantling such protections despite Obama’s promises to the Pope and at Notre Dame, which surprises us not at all.


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This can’t be true. Doug Kmiec told us Obama would decrease abortions.

BuzzCrutcher on October 8, 2009 at 8:51 AM

I refer you back to the thread on authorship and relevance.

Trust is the issue. If the president loses trust, then what can follow?

ted c on October 8, 2009 at 8:52 AM

MSNBC didn’t know how right they were. We are in a “Fight Against Death”.

kingsjester on October 8, 2009 at 8:52 AM

Religion is the opiate of the people, right? So, let’s ban religion. [Unless any particular religion is firmly in the Obama camp.]

Seems logical from an Obama point of view.

coldwarrior on October 8, 2009 at 8:52 AM

Will the Obama administration protect freedom of conscience in its health care overhaul, as it has promised?

ALL of Obama’s promises come with an expiration date.

Guardian on October 8, 2009 at 8:53 AM

If it’s not a social justice meme coming out of his mouth it’s a LIE.

tim c on October 8, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Belmont Abbey College President William K. Thierfelder says he will shut down his school before doing so, citing the Catholic Church’s prohibition on contraception and First Amendment religious liberty rights.

Good for Mr. Thierfelder! Too bad Notre Dame is too cool to be Catholic and honored the filthy lying coward in the White House instead of honoring the tenets of the Catholic faith.

highhopes on October 8, 2009 at 8:54 AM

I’m so tired of the government’s tentacles in every area of peoples lives.

Get.The.F***.Out.Of.Our.Lives.

darwin on October 8, 2009 at 8:54 AM

The Obama agenda has no place in it for morality – his or ours.

ManUFan on October 8, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Barack the Speaker’s legacy is more important than some petty religious traditions.

Cybergeezer on October 8, 2009 at 8:55 AM

When the two vines of government and religion are intertwined, guess which vine gets choked out?

sawbuck on October 8, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Religious freedom is why people left England Barack. This time if someone has to leave it won’t be us.

darwin on October 8, 2009 at 8:56 AM

the Obama administration has written an expiration date on that promise already in North Carolina, where the EEOC has demanded that a private Catholic college offer abortion and contraception coverage as part of its health-insurance benefits

If this was reinstated by someone in the Obama Administration it should be broadcast far and wide.

BadgerHawk on October 8, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Another I-bama promise. Another expiration date.

TXUS on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 AM

only two of the eight complainants of gender discrimination are women

How the hell do men know when women are feeling discriminated against? Sounds like a bunch of agenda pushers to me.

sammypants on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 AM

Obama was the say anything candidate. Now he is the say anything President. Just depends who his audience is. In the end he will try to do what he wants.

Ordinary1 on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 AM

You know, I suppose I shouldn’t say it, but I will. Liars lie. That’s what they do. It’s his special skill. He’s a liar. A lying liar who lies, then lies about the lies. The really sad thing is that he’s not nearly as good at it as he thinks he is.

WashingtonsWake on October 8, 2009 at 8:58 AM

Obama administration breaks promise on ______.

Just fill in the blank. Every day is another promise broken for this loser.

Shiny_Tiara on October 8, 2009 at 8:58 AM

You effed up, you believed him.

Bishop on October 8, 2009 at 8:59 AM

This test case indicates that the White House is intent on dismantling such protections despite Obama’s promises to the Pope and at Notre Dame, which surprises us not at all.

Why would the Pope believe the man who supports wheeling babies into closets to die without assistance? Seriously. This is why last January I wasn’t buying into the “we have to give Obama a chance and support him until he proves himself otherwise.” Those fools seem to have disappeared from view and I hope that they used their moronic bleatings as a “teachable moment” to understand that, like dogs, radical marxists cannot learn new tricks.

highhopes on October 8, 2009 at 8:59 AM

If the man’s lips are moving, he’s lying.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the government wants to have a monopoly on healthcare and education. If genuine Catholic institutions refuse to follow the Obama party-line, they’ll get shut down and the property will get taken over by eminent domain.

I hope it doesn’t happen, but that’s where all the arrows seem to be pointing.

Niere on October 8, 2009 at 9:02 AM

He also said in his joint session speech:

And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up — under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.

You Lie!

Actually, the official transcript is funny:

AUDIENCE MEMBER: You lie! (Boos.)

Heh.

Abby Adams on October 8, 2009 at 9:03 AM

If you believed Obama then you deserve to suffer. The man makes the anti-Christ look timid and complacent.

rplat on October 8, 2009 at 9:03 AM

Obama is the amoral sociopath who simply says whatever will get him what he wants in whatever situation he’s in. He sees no moral commitment, and perhaps even no dissonance between what he says to one group and what he says to another. It is whaever works for him in the moment. The only long-term commitment is to his own advancement.

Wethal on October 8, 2009 at 9:03 AM

This is beautiful! Shove abortions right down the mouths of Catholics!! Bring those voters right to the doorstep of the GOP baby!!

HondaV65 on October 8, 2009 at 9:04 AM

Health care reform should include an effort to separate insurance from a person’s place of employment. The insurance premium is a form of compensation. An employer usually doesn’t restrict actions taken with cash comp, so it is an inefficient system when someone’s insurance coverage depends on the religious beliefs of an employer.

dedalus on October 8, 2009 at 9:05 AM

The shorter list is “what promises has Obama kept”?

marklmail on October 8, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Where did the federal government get the authority to tell anyone what kind of insurance coverage they must offer and pay for? Next thing you know they will be telling us that we must get a swine flu shot. Oh, wait, the sec of health just did that, too. Screwum. I ain’t gettin that damn shot, either.

Kissmygrits on October 8, 2009 at 9:06 AM

I’m so relieved to hear that Mr. Thierfelder is standing his (and all real Catholics) ground. I’m becoming so disappointed with the leadership of the Catholic church and the push to make Catholic-lite the new standard. I preferred when the bar was high and I had to work to be a good Catholic. Now it’s like ordering at McDonalds, just pick the stuff you want and forget the rest. Forgettable at best.

caygeon on October 8, 2009 at 9:06 AM

How the hell do men know when women are feeling discriminated against? Sounds like a bunch of agenda pushers to me.

sammypants on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 AM

Maybe those 6 men were discriminating against the 2 women and felt guilty about it.

BadgerHawk on October 8, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Religious freedom is why people left England Barack. This time if someone has to leave it won’t be us.

darwin on October 8, 2009 at 8:56 AM

That’s one motive that mostly applies to the traditional story of the Pilgrims who settled in New England. Some of the settlers in Georgia were sprung from debtors prisons in England. Jamestown was settled by individuals seeking land and fortune.

The point is that America over the centuries offered individuals the freedom to pursue their lives without the instrusiveness of European nations. All that has changed since FDR (a committed socialist) and the ensuing generations of radicals, communists, and marxists have eroded away individual freedoms.

highhopes on October 8, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Next up: Catholic hospitals. Good going, ND – you look like even bigger tools now.

Ohiogal on October 8, 2009 at 9:07 AM

The shorter list is “what promises has Obama kept”?

marklmail on October 8, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Promises? Why the plural? The only promise the filthy lying coward has kept is he bought his brats a dog and that took him four months of dithering to decide.

highhopes on October 8, 2009 at 9:08 AM

He lies.

That can’t be said enough.

VelvetElvis on October 8, 2009 at 9:09 AM

HondaV65 on October 8, 2009 at 9:04 AM

I agree. I have always wondered how a person can be both a democrat and a catholic. With their beliefs on abortion being polar opposite the moral delema must be overwhelming.

milwife88 on October 8, 2009 at 9:09 AM

Gender discrimination. That’s incredible. Has Acorn and the ACLU just paid people to go to these types of institutions, get jobs and then try and sue and dismantle them fromt he inside?

When are we going to have a bill that we can read?
All of this speculation is maddening. There’s no BILL to read!

bridgetown on October 8, 2009 at 9:09 AM

the Obama administration has written an expiration date on that promise already

That lie is so in the past. Please do not distract the POTUS as he charges forward, toward the next lie.

Yoop on October 8, 2009 at 9:09 AM

I would say “Thanks a lot stupid Obamorons”, but most of them probably want this stupid crap.

It seems like every single day things are getting worse faster. So I’ll just say thanks a lot you stupid republicans that voted for Captain America Sucks.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 8, 2009 at 9:10 AM

I wonder what the people who voted for this empty suit are really thinking? It will be interesting to see what this school does here. Let’s see…. INTEGRITY or COMPROMISE.

ohiobabe on October 8, 2009 at 9:10 AM

Next up: Catholic hospitals.

Ohiogal on October 8, 2009 at 9:10 AM

Perhaps reverend Wright’s prayers will be answered for God to damn America.

We are fools.

Mojave Mark on October 8, 2009 at 9:10 AM

HondaV65 on October 8, 2009 at 9:04 AM

Sorry, I hate to tell you but Catholics who genuinely try to live their faith did NOT vote for Obama.

You cannot be pro-choice and be Catholic. End of story, no matter what Nancy Pelosi might try to say.

It’s the 80% of “Catholics” who do not attend church on Sunday, who don’t care what the catechism says, who were more likely to vote for Obama.

For those Catholics, they are not going to care about this one bit.

Niere on October 8, 2009 at 9:11 AM

Where is Joe Wilson when you need him?

Since Joe can’t be here….

“YOU LIE!!”

PappyD61 on October 8, 2009 at 9:11 AM

LOL … Why did you think they meant what they said? You must not understand the concept of jive talking ya.

tarpon on October 8, 2009 at 9:12 AM

We all see him as the liar he is…..when will it dawn on the rest?

ohiobabe on October 8, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Death Panel

Liberals love death

jp on October 8, 2009 at 9:15 AM

intellectual dishonesty is a perfect description of everything wrong in the government right now.

I wonder what this country will look like 20 years from now.

petunia on October 8, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Liar.

There is a Notre Dame College Republicans chapter, and I have it on good authority that they are looking for a quality speaker for their annual event.

Wonder if Sister Sarah would like to go to the Golden Dome for a little comparison shopping with the liberal, pro-abortion Catholics?

Jaibones on October 8, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Disgusting…would he force muslim institutions to do anything that was not allowed in their religion?

becki51758 on October 8, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Even the Mafia kept their word!

OldEnglish on October 8, 2009 at 9:19 AM

sammypants on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 AM

If the plan that was removed offered vasectomies as well as tubal ligations or hysterectomies, then there is no gender discrimination.

The First Amendment also gives us freedom of association. If the people working at a Catholic institution don’t hold to Catholic theology the institution has the right to fire them. That would effectively end their “issue” with the place they work.

If the details regarding who did this can be discovered and broadcast it will be a FANTASTIC way to show the government’s tentacles and how they want to use regulations to undo the Constitution. This is why it’s a travesty to have a regulatory czar who wants to push his own radical communist agenda on us all and has no qualms about using regulations to undo the Constitution.

This also shows why a government that controls everything can never be religiously neutral and is thus a violation of the separation of church and state.

They stepped in their own doo-doo and now we can use it to spread the knowledge of the stink that hovers around them.

justincase on October 8, 2009 at 9:20 AM

A friend’s facebook status update this morning was about boycotting Target b/c it made her blood boil that they were allowing their pharmacists to not fill the Plan B prescription if their religion forbade it. I was going to ask if she thought doctors should have to perform abortions too or Catholic hospitals. She is a huge BO supporter so I doubt saying anything would matter, but I’m glad that this relevant post is on HA this morning to calm my own boiling blood. I knew BO would go back on this promise and I know this person would not care, I also know that if the doctor were muslim, not christian, she would change her tune.

hollygolightly on October 8, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Disgusting…would he force muslim institutions to do anything that was not allowed in their religion?

becki51758 on October 8, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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Now that’s a great question.We know what a hypocrite he is so the answer would of course be no.

ohiobabe on October 8, 2009 at 9:21 AM

I doubt the school covers condoms or vasectomies, either. So they are “discriminating” against men & women equally. Those complaintents are just publicity-seeking troublemaker morons.

KS Rex on October 8, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Maybe Bill Ayers wrote Barry’s speech?

He has no problem killing innocents.

profitsbeard on October 8, 2009 at 9:21 AM

If you do NOt like your employers benefits, leave! IS really that fricking hard???

WashJeff on October 8, 2009 at 9:22 AM

All of Obama’s words have an expiration date.

Enoxo on October 8, 2009 at 9:22 AM

Putting aside the moral and religious libery concerns of this article, which are very real and important, I have to add:

Why the h*** would anyone need insurance for contraceptive services? Isn’t this another example of what’s wrong with health insurance? Insurance should be used to protect us and against extreme unexpected expenses, it is not meant to pay out basic services. It seems to me if you want contraceptive insurance or routine checkups, you should pay for them yourself.

PackerBronco on October 8, 2009 at 9:23 AM

profitsbeard on October 8, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Naw. Couldn’t be him. He’s “just a guy from the neighborhood”. /s

kingsjester on October 8, 2009 at 9:23 AM

A friend’s facebook status update this morning was about boycotting Target b/c it made her blood boil that they were allowing their pharmacists to not fill the Plan B prescription if their religion forbade it. I was going to ask if she thought doctors should have to perform abortions too or Catholic hospitals. She is a huge BO supporter so I doubt saying anything would matter, but I’m glad that this relevant post is on HA this morning to calm my own boiling blood. I knew BO would go back on this promise and I know this person would not care, I also know that if the doctor were muslim, not christian, she would change her tune.

hollygolightly on October 8, 2009 at 9:20 AM

I wonder what she would think about grocery stores that don’t require Muslim checkers to handle pork. No doubt that would just be “tolerance.” (This is the practice in some Twin Cities grocery stores.)

Wethal on October 8, 2009 at 9:23 AM

acting out of intellectual dishonesty.

That’s pretty much a description of modern liberalism.

oldleprechaun on October 8, 2009 at 9:24 AM

How many times have we been told, “actions speak louder than words”? Too bad voters haven’t paid attention. Everything in Obama’s past pointed to the fact that he would do exactly what he is doing now…lying and delaying decisions. Those are the actions of his past and present (and dare I predict, future).

texabama on October 8, 2009 at 9:25 AM

“Death is the issue! How can we not be unified against death?”–Keef Overbite

jimmy2shoes on October 8, 2009 at 9:25 AM

And so it begins…..who is to say the litigants aren’t being compensated to get this rolling

Ris4victory on October 8, 2009 at 9:26 AM

How the hell do men know when women are feeling discriminated against? Sounds like a bunch of agenda pushers to me.
sammypants on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 AM

And the whole thing is a big straw dog anyhow. There are ways for men to pursue contraceptive services. “Vasectomy,” anyone?

gryphon202 on October 8, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Obama administration breaks promise on conscience exemptions

1.2 million aborted children could not be reached for comment…..

Rovin on October 8, 2009 at 9:27 AM

And you would think that a Black man would really be against abortion. Since Roe vs. Wade Blacks represent 35% of all abortions but they only represnt 13% of the population. It’s been estimated that that eqates to about 13 million Black babys have been murdered. If abortion was never made legal the Black community might be 25% of the population in this country and have a much bigger voice than they do today. It’s just such hypocrise.

mcl2177 on October 8, 2009 at 9:27 AM

I just hope the GOP is keeping tabs on all of these broken promises.

The amount of ads that can be unleashed around 2012 election season (starting in 2011 with a drip-drip-drip – maybe two or three broken promises per month) will be devastating.

Good Lt on October 8, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Maybe those 6 men were discriminating against the 2 women and felt guilty about it.

BadgerHawk on October 8, 2009 at 9:07 AM

They may not be Catholic or may have dependents who aren’t Catholic. If religious vows aren’t required to fill the jobs then the First Amendment appeal might not work.

I’d like insurance removed from the domain of the employer, but if the government decides health care is a right and can compel employers to pay for premiums, then defining the requirements for that coverage seems a logical outcome.

dedalus on October 8, 2009 at 9:28 AM

intellectual dishonesty is a perfect description of everything wrong in the government right now.

I wonder what this country will look like 20 years from now.

petunia on October 8, 2009 at 9:17 AM

It can only go two ways. First, if it continues as it is now, it’ll love life less, peoples lives willbe worth less, corruction will continue to grow, and our moral code will be debased further.

Second, we have a full blown cultural and political revolution to bring America back to a higher plane of ethics in government and society.

Jeff from WI on October 8, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Our president is a P.O.S.

First one we’ve ever had that fills that description.

But this one fills it well.

Griz on October 8, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Tons of Catholics went for The One. The Dems have been abuyin’ their votes with kibbles ‘n bits since they got off the boat. Abortion makes a cool issue to keep the base (of Dems and Catholics) energized.

IlikedAUH2O on October 8, 2009 at 9:28 AM

This is what holds up an Equal Rights Amendment. The courts keep saying that if you refuse a woman anything that is exclusive to women, then it’s gender discrimination.

By the same standard, anyone who offers coverage for pap smears is discriminating against men because they don’t have a cervix. It’s asinine.

This is a bad issue for liberals to have come to light right now. Just like forced circumcision and government putting sterilizing drugs in the drinking water. People need to see what these thugs are all about.

justincase on October 8, 2009 at 9:29 AM

A lesson about Abortion:

My 11 year old grandson and 6yr granddaughter were riding with me in the car yesterday. My grandson spied a hugh billboard that offered services if you had gotten an abortion and regretted it now. He asked me in the full innocence of his 11 years, “What’s an abortion” As I explained what it was–he asked me why someone would do that…In my answer, I had neglected one detail, and he caught me with this question–”They probably do it if they know the baby will be “special”, don’t they?”
Then his mind went on to other things, subject dropped…
He went with me to meet Palin when she came to Des Moines He is against Obama. Wait untill I tell him this latest–that your conscious doesn’t matter anymore to the government.

WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO 1984 EVERYDAY…

lovingmyUSA on October 8, 2009 at 9:30 AM

I wonder what she would think about grocery stores that don’t require Muslim checkers to handle pork. No doubt that would just be “tolerance.” (This is the practice in some Twin Cities grocery stores.)

Wethal on October 8, 2009 at 9:23 AM

Yep, it’s bad enough that this makes her “blood boil,” in and of itself, but the hypocrisy that would have surely been behind it had the pharmacist been muslim made me even more mad.

hollygolightly on October 8, 2009 at 9:30 AM

How the hell do men know when women are feeling discriminated against? Sounds like a bunch of agenda pushers to me.

sammypants on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 AM

I’ve reached a point in my life that I don’t give a damn what women feel. Frankly I’m sick of hearing about their stupid feelings. It’s like I taught my daughters, NEVER say, I feel, say I THINK. They’ve turned out pretty successful with that.

Jeff from WI on October 8, 2009 at 9:32 AM

ohiobabe on October 8, 2009 at 9:21 AM

You’re right. I also am anxious to see how the WH will celebrate Christmas this year…or if they even will.

becki51758 on October 8, 2009 at 9:32 AM

If abortion was never made legal the Black community might be 25% of the population in this country and have a much bigger voice than they do today. It’s just such hypocrise.

mcl2177 on October 8, 2009 at 9:27 AM

However if those babies were born subsequent babies wouldn’t have been. A high percentage of those 13 million involved teen mothers. For some parents they’d rather have their daughters postpone motherhood until they are able to function as head of a household. They see the trade off as providing stronger family structure rather than an absolute increase in population numbers.

dedalus on October 8, 2009 at 9:34 AM

ohiobabe on October 8, 2009 at 9:21 AM

You’re right. I also am anxious to see how the WH will celebrate Christmas this year…or if they even will.

becki51758 on October 8, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Their dog is more of a Christian than the Obama family.

Jeff from WI on October 8, 2009 at 9:34 AM

I love starting the morning with rhetorical questions, Ed! Thank you! Someday the insurance companies colluding with Obama to write health insurance that benefits them will realize that his breaking of very public promises was foreshadowing for all the promises he made to them behind closed doors.

cpr on October 8, 2009 at 9:34 AM

I Won has broken so many “promises” that it’s no longer headline worthy. HE LIES

katablog.com on October 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM

I wonder what she would think about grocery stores that don’t require Muslim checkers to handle pork. No doubt that would just be “tolerance.” (This is the practice in some Twin Cities grocery stores.)

Wethal on October 8, 2009 at 9:23 AM

I hate crap like this. If you can’t touch pork, then you can’t be a bagger. If you can’t drive a car with someone who has alcohol then you can’t be a cab driver. If you want contraceptives to be covered by your employer provided insurance then you can’t work at a Catholic institution. These aren’t hard concepts people.

sammypants on October 8, 2009 at 9:36 AM

I’ve reached a point in my life that I don’t give a damn what women feel.

Jeff, your divorced aren’t you?

sammypants on October 8, 2009 at 9:38 AM

mcl2177 on October 8, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Muslims don’t abort. Wherever abortion is encouraged – regardless of race – infidels are exterminated and Muslims remain. Who cares what race the infidels are? Abortion is the self-extermination of infidels. It’s population warfare. The general Black population is held down by this, but the Muslim population is gaining percentage points. If the trend continues there will be very few non-Muslim Blacks – which means that the dems who rely on Blacks for election will also be in the hands of the Muslim agenda. See Keith Ellison.

When the Muslim population hits 10% in a nation the push for Shariah typically begins. Again, keep your eyes on Keith Ellison.

justincase on October 8, 2009 at 9:39 AM

The Devil went down to Notre Dame, he was looking for votes to steal,
He was in a bind because the Catholic kind believe abortion don’t let the soul heal.
When he came across the liberal school leader, he claimed he would follow the rules,
But he suckered the fool, disgraced the school and used it as a pro abortion tool.

Hening on October 8, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Jeff from WI on October 8, 2009 at 9:34 AM

heh…aint that the truth.

becki51758 on October 8, 2009 at 9:41 AM

The Devil went down to Notre Dame, he was looking for votes to steal,
He was in a bind because the Catholic kind believe abortion don’t let the soul heal.
When he came across the liberal school leader, he claimed he would follow the rules,
But he suckered the fool, disgraced the school and used it as a pro abortion tool.

Hening on October 8, 2009 at 9:40 AM

I’m Charlie Daniels and I approve this message!

jimmy2shoes on October 8, 2009 at 9:44 AM

And this surprises…who, exactly?

Cylor on October 8, 2009 at 9:45 AM

dedalus on October 8, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Their trade-off has resulted in Black men who do drugs, gangsta, and kill each other because they don’t have to take up the responsibilities of manhood. If the woman kills the baby, the man is off the hook. If the woman doesn’t kill the baby, welfare sets in.

The black community, by buying into amoralism, has lost its men to drugs and violence. And they’ve lost their children to either abortion or to the effects of living in a dad-less, amoral community.

This is what Bill Cosby is trying to tell the Black community. A society that buys into a culture of no responsibility deserves what it gets. Blaming everybody else for their own choices is exactly what got Blacks into the drugs and gangs mess they’re in, and it’s exactly what Sharpton, Jackson, and Wright depend on to keep them in that mess and voting democrat.

justincase on October 8, 2009 at 9:45 AM

I wonder who is actually feeding and playing with the dog every day.

Do you think they actually kept the promise of caring for the dog when the camera is off?

barnone on October 8, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Eight employees filed suit with the EEOC as a result, claiming that the motivation for the change was gender discrimination.

For it to be gender discrimination, wouldn’t they have to pay for birth control for one gender and not the other?

18-1 on October 8, 2009 at 9:47 AM

According to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the Obama administration has written an expiration date on that promise already in North Carolina, where the EEOC has demanded that a private Catholic college offer abortion and contraception coverage as part of its health-insurance benefits

Oh, and can we get Doug Kmiec on record as saying this is the true pro-life position?

18-1 on October 8, 2009 at 9:49 AM

barnone on October 8, 2009 at 9:45 AM

lol. Probably the same person who pulls the weeds and shovels the manure in the “organic” garden.

justincase on October 8, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Let’s read the Declaration of Independence again, folks.

SilentWatcher on October 8, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Attacks on freedom of religion are to be expected from those of a totalitarian bent.

WannabeAnglican on October 8, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Perhaps mine is the stupidest comment in the thread, but can’t the college president simply eliminate the perk of insurance coverage?

Take what monies he is paying to provide insurance and let the employees buy their own with whatever kind of coverage they choose.

marybel on October 8, 2009 at 9:59 AM

Their trade-off has resulted in Black men who do drugs, gangsta, and kill each other because they don’t have to take up the responsibilities of manhood. If the woman kills the baby, the man is off the hook. If the woman doesn’t kill the baby, welfare sets in.

justincase on October 8, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Isn’t the woman likely to raise better children by not having them when she is a teen with a teen daddy. By waiting she can complete her education and wait to see which men avoid the pitfalls of drugs, prison, or the morgue.

dedalus on October 8, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Will the Obama administration protect freedom of conscience in its health care overhaul, as it has promised? Or will it use its power to force religious institutions, doctors, and hospitals to provide services which violate their religious beliefs?

No! Yes!

Repeat after me, “The filthy lying coward (credit highhopes) is a filthy lying lying coward.”

Gang-of-One on October 8, 2009 at 10:03 AM

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