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Friday, February 10, 2012

Around the Blogroll and Elsewhere: Special Institutional Pedophile Ring Hates the Ladyparts Edition
Posted by Jill | 7:47 PM
Because I'm too tired to rant tonight:

Dependable Renegade: Hello, establishment of religion.

Mistermix sees this as a win.

So does Grung_E_Gene.

So does Ramona.

Charlie Pierce doesn't.

Amanda is amused.

David Dayen thinks this exposes the bishops for what they are.

Echidne thinks the bishops won.

Violet Socks says Obama's capitulation buys into the "religious freedom" framing and sets him up for more trouble later on. (I'm inclined to agree.)

Susan of Texas takes on Ross Douchebag.

Margaret and Helen...well, it's Margaret and Helen! Of course you care what they think!

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Blogger Jimbo said...
As a {lapsed) Catholic for ideological reasons, I have to disagree with the Bishops-win thesis. American (and most European) Catholics decidedly disagree about the Church's anti-birth control position (I'm not going to honor the rhythm method as a birth control method). Obama's decision, which indirectly screws the Bishops anyway by making the health insurers pay, simply reinforces the notion that we should have SIMPLE DIRECT HEALTHCARE and not all these permutations.

Blogger Nan said...
I've got to agree with Violet Socks. The right-wing framed it as a religious freedom problem with we evil secularists being the ones oppressing the poor Catholics, a frame Obama was dumb enough to validate, when the reality is the Catholics were trying to infringe on everyone else's religious freedom by trying to make non-Catholics comply with the Vatican's medieval belief system.