From American Thinker yesterday, Lloyd Marcus posts an essay titled Will King Obama Throw Nuns into the Lion's Den?, saying in part:
We are witnessing a modern-day version of King Darius ordering that Daniel be thrown into the lion's den for refusing to deny his faith. Displaying deceit characteristic of our Liar-in-Chief, Obama's DOJ have offered the Little Sisters a serpent disguised as an olive branch.From All Voices yesterday, John Thomas Didymus writes in a post titled Does filling out a contraception mandate exemption form violate Catholic religious rights?:
When properly understood, the Little Sisters’ argument is cynical hairsplitting with the intention of picking a fight with and prolonging confrontation with a government they have identified as an ideological foe.... The confrontational attitude of the Little Sisters illustrates the dog-in-the-manger attitude common to religious ideologues through which they exercise socially disruptive influence. The religious dog-in-the-manger attitude can be summarized as: "If our religion says we can't have it, and then no one should have it".... An extreme form of this pattern of socially disruptive religious chauvinism is expressed by Nigeria's Boko Haram.Of course, much of the debate is calmer than these examples, but in the highly charged atmosphere surrounding all aspects of the Affordable Care Act, louder voices tend to drown out other more nuanced analyses.