There is one part of the USCCB statement that is so shameless, even I was shocked. It reads, “In an attempt to avoid these needless conflicts, states that have passed “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” prohibitions have overwhelmingly included protections for religious employers. When the U.S. Senate, which is controlled by the President’s own party, passed the similar Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) last year, it included religious liberty protections as well. Indeed, all prior versions of ENDA had at least some religious liberty protections.” The authors of this statement might have had the decency to mention that the USCCB has opposed every previous iteration of ENDA, yes? Does not the eighth commandment deserve some attention and respect from the bishops? Or is it only the sixth that has any juice over at USCCB headquarters?
Michael Sean Winters - USCCB Response: Worse Than Expected
This is a great column. I highly suggest a read.