I mean, lying to the American people is one thing - we expect it from our politicians, even as Barack Obama has set records of quantity and quality - but to lie to the face of a popular American Archbishop, soon to be named a Cardinal? That takes balls. Or a total lack of any morality whatsoever. Combined, of course, with a complete lack of belief in any punishment afterwards.
Let's here Archbishop - and Cardinal-designate - Timothy Dolan's side of the story:
Speaking on ”CBS This Morning” Dolan said he met with the president weeks ago in the Oval Office to talk about the law. Dolan said the president gave his promise the provision would go away, but it hasn’t.
“It seems to be at odds with very sincere assurances that he gave me, that he wanted to continue to work with the church in these endeavors and views and projects he shared a passionate interest in, so I can’t figure it out,” Dolan said.
“When I left the Oval Office, where I was very grateful for his invitation to be there, I left with high hopes. That nothing his administration would do would impede the good work that he admitted and acknowledged in the church,” Dolan said. “And I’m afraid I don’t have those sentiments of hope now.”
Sources close to the Cardinal-designate tell CBS 2 that Dolan feels betrayed...
Don't worry, Archbishop, you'll figure it out soon enough. It takes quite a man to lie to and betray one of America's highest-ranking religious leaders... it takes a man who has absolutely zero respect for religion whatsoever, and who will manipulate it and its representatives in an attempt to force it to serve him and his own ends. Thankfully, we don't see many of these. But, as Peter Wehner posits:
....a stronger case can be made that this act — which is so aggressive, so indefensible, and so at odds with the American creed — is a window into the mind and soul of America’s 44th president...
Evangelical pastor Rick Warren - who gave the invocation at Obama's inauguration - has had the scales removed from his eyes:
I’d go to jail rather than cave in to a govement mandate that violates what God commands us to do. Would you? Acts 5:29
The verse he references:
But Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!
Obama has put himself above the Throne of God. To whom will America kneel? Thus will our fate be determined....
Loki: My God... I've heard a rant like this before.
Bartleby: What did you say?
Loki: You sound like the Morning star.
Bartleby: You shut your fucking mouth!
Loki: You do! You sound like Lucifer, man! You've fucking lost it! You're not talking about going home, Bartleby, you're talking about fucking war on God! Well, fuck that! I have seen what happens to the proud when they take on the Throne!