Joining Sr. Carol Keehan and EJ Dionne on the list of people who are dumb enough to think that the President's "accommodation" was any different than the original mandate is the completely unhinged, theologically and politically irrelevant group of religious sisters that represents 90% of religious sisters in the U.S. (the 90% that is having to close up shop because no one is joining their orders) --- the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Here is their statement:
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is grateful that President Obama and the administration listened to the concerns raised about providing effective healthcare coverage in a way that respects and honors the conscience rights of religious institutions. We believe the resolution the President made is a fair and helpful way for us to move forward.
We are grateful to the many individuals and organizations who courageously voiced their concerns on this critical matter and worked together to find a resolution. Such collaboration and mutual respect model an effective way for our country to deliberate on the many complex issues we face.
LCWR supports the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act so that the urgent needs of the uninsured can be met.
Thanks sisters! 10 years from now, when all that remains of your ranks is located in one convent in Florida, hopefully you'll still be dropping great knowledge on us helping to enlighten us on these matters (sarcasm alert).
P.S. - Did the Prez promise to force the Church to start ordaining women if you betrayed the Church and joined his team?