Crazy-busy week, this. Fritz is being confirmed on Thursday, so some planning for guests and their care and feeding and coordinating with the church, etc to do. It's a low-key event, but still.
I try very hard not to read the comments at most "news" articles. It's one thing to get involved in a discussion on a blog, even a popular one. Quite another to listen in at a mainstream article where people seem to enjoy seeing their name in print and will type the most ridiculous and ignorant things. But regarding the HHS mandate, especially regarding the Army stifling/censoring the free speech of Archbishop Broglio, I've been glancing through some of the comments, just to see what the "average Joe" is thinking. (Note: I can no longer find the article at Fox News I saw, which I find very interesting...)
Heaven help us. Somehow, my refusing to pay for someone else's birth control pills is imposing my religious views on others? I suppose I'll next be required to pay for their porn magazines?
It's no longer "live and let live" - a motto which attempts to gag as hate-speech any efforts to point out the negative societal consequences of poor (immoral) choices.
No, now we need to shut our mouths and open our wallets, too. Pay tribute at the altar of the false gods, or be fed to the lions.
It's interesting that this freedom of religion crisis (and it is a crisis) is coming right now, as my oldest is about to be confirmed. That old Baltimore Catechism instructs that the sacrament makes one a soldier of Christ. I don't think the "army" will be a metaphorical one.