I’ve gotten two messages in my top-secret marxist-soshulist e-mail account about the hyper-inflated contraception mandate brouhaha. One wants me to sign a petition to Congress, the other to President Obama, supporting the new mandate which is actually not that new at all. Because I follow orders from my liberal overseers, I signed them both.
In the meantime, GOP great latino hope Marco Rubio wants to roll the mandate all the way back, so that any employer can opt out based on personal religious belief.
Do these folks actually know any, you know, women?
And John Cole goes on a righteous rant about the lack of moral standing of certain Catholic leaders on, well, any issue:
In 2002, at the height of the outcry over the sexual abuse of minors by Roman Catholic priests, the Archbishop of New York, Edward M. Egan, issued a letter to be read at Mass. In it, he offered an apology about the church’s handling of sex-abuse cases in New York and in Bridgeport, Conn., where he was previously posted.
“It is clear that today we have a much better understanding of this problem,” he wrote. “If in hindsight we also discover that mistakes may have been made as regards prompt removal of priests and assistance to victims, I am deeply sorry.”
Now, 10 years later and in retirement, Cardinal Egan has taken back his apology.
In a interview with Connecticut magazine published on the magazine’s Web site last week, a surprisingly frank Cardinal Egan said of the apology, “I never should have said that,” and added, “I don’t think we did anything wrong.”
I am so sick and tired of these moralizing religious blowhards. I don’t care how important he may be to millions of people and I don’t care if he speaks latin, likes incense, and wears a funny hat, that guy is an asshole.
Or, as Atrios put it:
Keep punishing the women for unapproved sexytime, or the country gets it.
Can’t the GOP just go back to their call girls and leave the rest of American women alone?
And shouldn’t the Catholic Church have some small element of humility for a massive conspiracy to obstruct justice related to child rape?
I mean, the Los Angeles Unified School District just transferred every breathing employee from Miramonte Elementary school because two teachers have been arrested for lewd conduct, even though I’m pretty sure the custodial staff, for example, wasn’t involved in teacher staffing decisions.
The Catholic Church, time and again, shuffled priests who had committed child sexual abuse to different parishes where they acted again.
But heaven forbid a woman have sex in ways that offend their delicate sensibilities.