How truly depraved to you have to be on the Left when you start attacking nuns who spend their time taking care of the elderly, the sick and the dying?
Megyn Kelly and Mark Rienzi reference the horrible attacks on the nuns by the Left, in Slate. The nuns are also being attacked in the LA Times, where their case is termed “absurd”.
Well, Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times and Amanda Marcotte of Slate both take the cake.
Because the Little Sisters of the Poor have the temerity to stand up to the bullying of the Obama regime, Hiltzik and Marcotte have actually called the nuns “weasels”. The reason they are calling them weasels is because they refuse to sign off on a paper that would amount to a “permission slip” for employees to get abortificients and other contraception.
Here is Hiltzik’s case, quoting Marcotte:
In their application to Sotomayor, the plaintiffs cited “the sheer enormity of the government’s pressure on them to forgo their religious exercise of not providing coverage for the drugs and devices at issue and not authorizing or helping others to do so.” They calculated that failing to sign the form would expose them to fines of $6,700 a day, which would break them.
Amanda Marcotte of Slate.com put her finger on the spectacle of plaintiffs “trying to weasel out of nothing more onerous than signing a piece of paper.“
If this were were just an innocent exemption form, as Hiltzik and Marcotte claim, why is the government so desperate to have the nuns sign off on it? Why can’t the government simply exempt the nuns, without forcing them to be a party to the contraception actions? If the nuns signing off on the paper is required, then it is truly a functional permission slip.
Beyond that, if the nuns objection is not just on their refusal to back contraception, but on the Government’s lack of Constitutional right to dictate what is and is not “religious”, then signing anything would amount to a conceding of the Government’s role, which would be conceding the Constitutional point.
After being offended on their behalf, we of course, would like to invite the Little Sisters to come visit our site and become true blooded “Weasels”. We don’t make you sign a permission slip, and with us, you are guaranteed your freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
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