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No Compromise on Free Exercise

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CNN’s Jessica Yellin reported a few minutes ago that the Obama Administration is seeking a compromise on the HHS regulations which the president personally approved in late January.

OK, I think the Catholic Church should compromise on its First Amendment free exercise rights as soon as CNN and the New York Times announce their compromise on the First Amendment’s press and speech freedoms. It is horrific reporting not to present the facts of the Church’s position which is that its Constitutional right to free exercise of religion has been violated. This isn’t a spending deal or a tax package “compromise.”

Either Obama can make the Church pay for sterilization and the “morning after” pill or he can’t. In fact he can’t. The bishops should insist on full, complete and immediate revocation. Two steps forward, one step back is an old Alinksyite dance and not one the Church should engage in.

Senator Pat Toomey and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join me on today’s program to continue this focus on the president’s attack on the Roman Catholic Church. That is what it is and that is how it should be reported by any objective news organization, not in the soft tones the president would prefer for his political best interests.


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