Friday, October 12, 2012

Biden Lies, Live! on National TV

Last night Biden said:

With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution — Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital — none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.

No, it’s not, and the USCCB harshly condemned Biden for lying. In a statement, they said:

This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain ‘religious employers.’ That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to ‘Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital,’ or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served.

I'm sure this not the first or last lie by Biden, and I'm sure that Ryan was less than truthful at time as well. However, and maybe it's just because I'm Catholic and this is an issue I care about and follow, but this lie was SO blatant and outright, that any respect or credibility I had for Biden and the Obama ticket is gone. (And I did have some!)

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