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Apologies Aplenty

Mr. Obama recently apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base by US soldiers.

Opposition political reaction criticizes the act of making the apology. I don’t think they get it.

Burning a religious text, regardless of the religion, demonstrates contempt and intolerance for those whose moral code and belief system is based on the text. Accordingly, an apology is in order and is appropriate.

What concerns me is that Mr. Obama demonstrates contempt and intolerance for those whose moral code is based in Catholic teachings by mandating that all private health insurance provide free coverage for birth control pills and other contraceptive aids, forcing Catholics to share in the cost of something that violates the teachings of their faith.

Hubris? Conceit? Hypocrisy? What else would you call it? How would you defend this double standard?

Looks like another apology is in order. It also looks like politicians and press could do a better job connecting the dots.

PS – I am not Catholic. I don’t care what you choose to believe so long as you don’t try to impose your belief system (whether religious or political).

Posted in Responsibility.


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