Friday, February 10, 2012

Catholic Church and Obama Care

A young girl taking a walk in the winter cold spies a freezing rattlesnake at the side of the road. She takes pity on the poor reptile and takes it home with her so it can warm up. After it recovers, it bites her.

As she is dying she ask the snake, "Why?"

The snake replies, "You knew what I was when you took me in."

In the recent brouhaha over the battle between the Catholic Church and Obamacare remember that Catholic Charities, the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, and the Catholic Health Association all supported the legislation. This letter (PDF) to members of Congress on the letterhead of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urges passage of the bill and calls health care "a basic human right".

Now that the new law is being implemented, the Catholic Church is upset to discover government money has strings attached. Nevertheless, behind the curtain it is still perfectly happy to have that same government take money from me and transfer it to them. Well, I have news for Papa Ratzi: Being a socialist buttwipe doesn't get you the the moral high ground. If the Catholic Church wants to play whore to the state then it has no complaint when John Bureaucrat wants to stick his dick in.

The current objections sounds more like sour grapes than any principled opposition. They are perfectly happy to have the government force me to support their hospitals but get all self-righteous when that government tells them how they have to spend some of the swag. Here's a thought: Instead of getting all pissy about birth-control and abortion, how about they start by respecting, "Thou shalt not steal."

If the Catholic Church really wants to do something useful then let them oppose the whole concept of tax supported health care. Until then they are just another mouth hanging around the cannibal pot.

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