One day there was a scorpion sitting by the side of the river. He was wondering how he might get across when a frog approached, clearly intent on crossing the river.
"Kind frog," called the scorpion, "will you carry me on your back to the other side? I cannot swim."
The frog replied, "Why should I carry you across? You will just sting me and I will die!"
"Not so!" said the scorpion, "for if I sting you, we will both drown, for I cannot swim."
So the frog took the scorpion on his back, seeing the wisdom in what he said. However, when the frog was in the middle of the river, he felt a sharp pain, and realized that the scorpion had stung him after all.
As the poison spread, the frog croaked out, "Why? Why would you do that? Now we will both drown!"
The scorpion replied, "I couldn't help it. It was in my nature to sting."
I've been doing a lot of reading, talking in person, and of course posting and commenting on Facebook, but I have yet to post here regarding the HHS Mandate. However, most if not all of what I would have said has been said elsewhere and better (and with T-Rex in a fighter plane), so this post is more of a collection of my favorites.
As to who the frog is, it is most certainly not the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, but aside from that I'll leave it to interpretation.
- American Papist's tally on which Bishops have spoken out.
- Bad Catholic's open letter to the President
- Bad Catholic's argument against contraception from Natural Law
- A fantastic response from Bishop Slattery
The mandate of the HHS is a gross assault on the first amendment.
Neither as a Catholic nor as a Citizen of the United States can I remain silent on this issue.