This is not how you stage a hearing on contraception


… If you ever want to win the votes of women, or modern men, for that matter.

So who was the genius who decided it was a good idea to hold a hearing at which a bunch of crusty old men got to opine about how birth control is stealing their religious freedom? Even the title of the hearing: “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?” … Denotes the kind of weird hyperventilation over the fact of women’s sexuality that could only be made worse by not having a single woman on the panel. That way no one could mistake who the right wants to be in charge when it comes to women’s reproduction, or who is currently in charge of religion.

Freakin genius move, Darrell.

But not as genius as Rick Santorum’s money man, Foster Friess, Mr. Aspirin Between the Knees… Jesus take the wheel.

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3 Responses to This is not how you stage a hearing on contraception

  1. Brenda Kay says:

    The GOP/tea party is slowly revealing that it is American version of the Taliban.

  2. leftover says:

    While I don’t deny contraception is the core issue of this nonsense, the Issa hearing was clearly a forum to add legitimacy to a perverted interpretation of the First Amendment. One that touts the “free exercise” portion but ignores the “establishment of religion” portion.

    Frankly…I’m surprised the Democrats couldn’t come up with a few religious leaders of their own to counter the absurd claims that expecting religious employers, (not churches), to adhere to the same laws that apply to every other employer in the country somehow violates the liberty to exercise their respective religions. (Were there Muslims testifying? Or is this a “Conscience for me but not for thee” issue?)

    Could it be because the Obama “accommodation” to the RCC appears to be contrary to the “establishment clause” of the First Amendment by legitimizing only the RCC’s “moral conscience” and no other? (Christian Scientists spring to mind…and Sharia Laws as well.)

    And speaking of perversions, the RCC is using its First Amendment argument to claim being forced to pay damages in civil suits brought by victims of clerical sexual abuse impinges on the “free exercise” of their religion. (The Burlington Free Press reporting on one case in Vermont… Doesn’t the Obama “accommodation” add credence to that claim as well?

  3. Andrew says:

    We are going to decimate the Republicans on this entire birth control issue come November. This late 17th century stuff really is not going to fly.

    BTW Joy, not to take anything away from Professor Perry BUT when are you getting your own show. Everytime I see you on Rachel or Ed you kill it.

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