Well, we knew this to be true all along, didn’t we?
Administration health policy officials were downright obsessed with figuring out which Catholic institutions would fit within the section 6033-based exemption. As early as October 2011, the White House was trying to figure out how to structure the exemption so that Catholic universities would be forced to provide student contraceptives in student health plans. In July 2012, emails show officials trying to make sure that the contraceptive mandate would treat the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – the spiritual leaders of Roman Catholic entities in the United States – differently from the colleges, charities, and other groups that they lead. The documents were originally discovered during congressional inquiries into the sharing of tax information between the IRS and the White House.
In direct contravention of his (lying) image as a bridge builder back before he was elected, Obama’s style of governance is never about respecting other people’s beliefs and space, but rather about attacking groups with which he disagrees and advancing the narrow lunacy that he’s fashioned as his ideology.