Obama alienating Catholic voters, columnist warns
Catholic World News - November 15, 2011
President Barack Obama risks alienating a crucial bloc of Catholic voters, writes Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson.
Gerson focuses particularly on the decision by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to withdraw funding from a program administered by the US Catholic bishops. “Broadly applied, the HHS policy would amount to systemic anti-Catholic bias in government programs.”
Because Catholics are generally regarded as a key constituency in presidential elections, Gerson finds the Obama policy “politically incomprehensible.” He says that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (who, incidentally, identifies herself as a Catholic) “is becoming a political embarrassment at an inconvenient time.”
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