But some Republicans are having trouble with their new talking points. Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman stumbled on the issue in a recent debate: “I am just pro-life, and I’m proud of that. And uh, I do not support personhood. But, uh, I support a women’s access to, to, um, certainly to — this Hobby Lobby decision — to uh, to get…”Ugh. Disgusting.
At that excruciating moment, Coffman is rescued by the audience, which feeds him the word he’s been looking for: “birth control.”
The exchange is followed by laughter, but Democrats do not find this the least bit funny.
You mean sincerely held religious beliefs. -__-
So stoked about the Hobby Lobby ruling today. Officially going to incorporate myself so I can get a religious exemption for my student loans debt they violate my deeply held religious conviction that all debts are supposed to be forgiven every seven years, as per the book of Deuteronomy.
The Supreme Court delivered a blow to universal birth control coverage on Monday, ruling that closely-held corporations can refuse to cover contraception in their health plans for religious reasons. But Justice…
As sharp as ever.
The US budget is like a 1st grader playing Oregon Trail. Spend all the money on ammunition so you can shoot at stuff, then wonder why your wagon is falling apart and everyone is dying of dysentery.
And no, barring the religious from acting on the prejudices of their faith is not a denial of religious freedom. The right to worship, even if it is a religion of intolerance, exists. But there is no right to act on that faith in such a way as to deny the fundamental civil liberties of others. And operating a business is not a religious right. If personal religious belief precludes you from selling an item to a gay person, the answer is to shut down your business.
A strong majority of my members support laws that define traditional marriage, protect religious institutions and protect individuals from being forced to violate their personal moral values. However, my members also don’t condone discrimination.
The naivety of the bill’s supporters that House Bill 2453 doesn’t promote discrimination is depressingly sad.
Watch: ‘SNL’ - “We Did Stop”
John Boehner (Taran Killam) and Michelle Bachmann (Miley Cyrus) shut down the government.
The timing of this was so perfect I’m still awed by it.
What’s The Dumbest Thing You Could Say To A Congresswoman Who Lost Her Legs In Battle? Um, THIS.
An IRS contractor hurt his foot playing football in military prep school. He never served in the actual military. Then one day, decades later, he used it to get preferred treatment in military contracts. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost both her legs and still could lose her arm from combat injuries, felt that this might just be a touch inappropriate. It gets amazing around 4:30.
I watched/heard about this yesterday and omg all I could do was just say “Daaayummmm” the entire time.
Holy cow Tammy!
For once Rep. Darrell Issa and I share the same sentiment. “Time well spent” indeed!