We all know Willard will tell any lie and make any accusation, but this is truly getting obscene. Romney is now embracing full Wingnut viciousness, accusing President Obama of "waging war on religion". Obama's monstrous "crime"?
The reference is to a Health and Human Services regulation that requires insurers to cover contraception without out-of-pocket costs. Churches, synagogues and mosques are exempt. In a compromise designed to quell criticism, church-affiliated employers (such as universities) do not have to directly provide contraception coverage. Women who work for those institutions will get contraception coverage directly from insurance companies, at no extra cost. But that compromise did not satisfy Catholic critics. (My emphasis)
In other words, if Obama doesn't grovel 100% to the Catholic Bishops, he's "waging war on religion". What a CROCK. And the quote from the Pope at the end of this vile attack--"Be not afraid"--I guess is to make Willard's supporters all warm and brave and martyr-like as they courageously stand up to to Hitler/ Stalin/ Muslim/ Atheist/ Terrorist/ Race War Starter Obama over the life-and-death issue of contraception insurance coverage.
You want to read about a REAL religious hero? Try looking at Dietrich Bonhoeffer , who SACRIFICED HIS LIFE in the effort to kill Adolf Hitler. You can read about him here.
You want to read about another REAL religious hero? Try looking at Martin Niemoller, who was thrown into a brutal concentration camp for resistance to the Nazis. You can read about him here.
You want to read about a REAL War on Religion? Look into the monstrous record of Joseph Stalin. You get a very small taste of that record here. Stalin had over 100,000 clergy and nuns exterminated. Over 99% of Russia's Orthodox churches were closed, many of them physically destroyed. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow was dynamited to the ground. Atheism was taught in the schools. Religious literature virtually disappeared. Judaism was savagely persecuted. THAT'S A WAR ON RELIGION, WILLARD, YOU LYING, LOW-LIFE JACKASS.
During his lifetime, John Paul II saw both the Nazis and the Communists ravage his beloved Poland. When he was saying, "Be not afraid", he was expressing genuine courage and taking genuine risks. How dare you use him for a cheap, dishonest political attack.
You're no Bonhoeffer, Willard. Neither are you a Niemoller or a John Paul II.
You're just a wretched, lying hack. You've never been anything else.
Oh, and on the subject of forcing Catholic hospitals to go against their beliefs, there's this:
From a 2012 Republican debate:
[John King] And Mr. Speaker, you compared the governor to President Obama, saying he infringed on Catholics’ rights. Governor, did you do that?
ROMNEY: No, absolutely not. Of course not. There was no requirement in Massachusetts for the Catholic Church to provide morning-after pills to rape victims. That was entirely voluntary on their part. There was no such requirement.”
Here's what Willard had to say about all of this way back in 2005, seven whole years ago:
In 2005 Romney vetoed a bill to provide access to the so-called “morning-after-pill,” knowing his veto would be overridden, but months later, he decided Catholic hospitals did have to give the morning-after pill to rape victims.
Key points to note:
Romney had publicly claimed the bill did not apply to private religious hospitals
On December 7, 2005, Romney’s Department of Public Health said that Catholic and other privately-run hospitals could opt out of giving the morning-after pill to rape victims because of religious or moral objections.
On December 8, 2005 Romney reversed the legal opinion of his own State Department of Public Health, instructing all Catholic hospitals and others to provide the chemical Plan B “morning after pill” to rape victims.
He was quoted as saying, ““I think, in my personal view, it’s the right thing for hospitals to provide information and access to emergency contraception to anyone who is a victim of rape.”
What's the matter, Willard? Been waging "war on religion"--and lying about it?