One of the shocking parts of this controversy is the fact that the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains sent an email to senior chaplains telling them that Archbishop Timothy Broglio's letter criticizing the Obama rule was not to be read from the pulpit. There is no evidence that Obama personally issued this order, but the Army Chief of Chaplains must have thought he was taking a politically correct action that would be pleasing to the powers that be. Has anti-religious bigotry become so extreme, even in the military, that a chaplain's sermon is expected to be censored to conform to President Obama's prejudices?
This issue isn't going away. Here are two important lessons that the American people should learn from what has happened so far. Lesson #1: this issue demonstrates that the Obama Administration is participating full-strength in the ongoing campaign against religious liberty. And Lesson #2: this issue demonstrates that national health care involves so much more than health, and that all decisions, major and minor, will be controlled by federal bureaucrats, not by patients, not by doctors, not by taxpayers, and not by any elected representatives, state or federal.
As Walter Cronkite used to say, "That's the way it is."
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