The right wing Republican politicians who have been denouncing the requirement that female employees have access to birth control as part of their health benefits as an attack on religious freedom completely ignore the church teachings they don’t agree with. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are both Catholics, and wear their faith on their sleeves, but they are hypocritical in picking and choosing when they wish to listen to the bishops.
Good stuff, with evidence in links, etc…
The fact is, is that Santorum, like other Christians, has made a habit of picking and choosing what set of doctrinal beliefs he’ll believe and practice.
- Selective Theocracy (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- Major Rick Santorum donor Foster Friess apologizes for ‘aspirin’ contraception joke (news.nationalpost.com)
- Being a pill about the pill? Santorum vs US views (newsok.com)