…And all I hear are these guys singing.
NRO’s The Corner, excerpting the New York Times:
On Wednesday, White House officials summoned dozens of leaders of nonprofit organizations that strongly back the health law to help them coordinate plans for a prayer vigil, press conferences and other events outside the court when justices hear arguments for three days beginning March 26.
Yuval Levin gets right to the meat of it:
That is a refusal to exercise even a moderate portion of toleration toward religious believers and institutions. It says, in effect, that the substance of religious convictions merits no regard from the state. And yet it seems that the forms of religious practice can be marshaled in the service of political objectives. The prayer vigil as PR stunt is expected to coexist with rank intolerance as public policy, and the White House itself is encouraging the stunt.
And so soon on the heels of suggesting to Cardinal Dolan that he just didn’t understand Catholic Doctrine, and that he should be listening to “more enlightened voices” on the subject of the HHS contraceptive mandate.
Cake got it right.