Let me get this straight. Barack Obama decides to force all institutions owned by religious organizations in this country to conform to his ObamaCare mandate.
When they object - on freedom of conscience grounds - he lets them off the hook.
By not forcing them to abandon that freedom and by not forcing them to conform to his ObamaCare mandate?
No. By making their subjugation to ObamaCare free of charge.
In the rule announced by his administration a week ago "the church" would be forced to provide employees with insurance coverage that includes aborticides and contraceptives.
In Obama's revised rule those churches would be forced to provide employees with insurance coverage that includes aborticides and contraceptives.
Only this time he - magnanimous as he is with other people's money - says they don't have to pay for it.
Like it was a cost issue all the time.
Michelle Malkin has it right. She says Obama's revision isn't a retreat. It's a re-trick. It’s not an accommodation. It’s an abomination.
A rather pathetic one at that.
Exit question: Has anything in Obama's life - since you got to know him - given the slightest hint that the man knows the meaning of the word "conscience"? (Hint: the word money does not enter into the definition.)