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This country's top archbishop Timothy Dolan saying it's getting harder to believe president Obama's claim.
That he's not anti religious the battle over the Obama administration's contraception.
Is now hurting the president in the polls and significantly so.
Of likely Catholic voters nationwide.
Now disapprove of the president's job performance and this the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.
Joining me now.
For more on this.
Obama administration war against the Catholic Church is Catholic league president Bill -- good to have you with us.
Let me turn if I may first two.
Bishop Dolan whose comments about the the -- -- called accommodation he said quote.
What was watt was intended to be a concession.
And what gave us a glimmer of hope at the beginning.
Really just amounts to a hill of beans and it seems as if it dobbs.
I think a lot of things -- going -- -- -- the first statement on Friday afternoon was somewhat tepid he got that statement the last minutes of active wanna buy a lot of different people.
By 6630 Friday night a strong statement come out.
Many goes over -- that a lot of people -- -- exactly wild about this president and -- is listening to the lawyers have gone to the porn to that details on this stuff he's looking.
To all the people who are not Catholic who have volunteered their services.
What's happening is if you look at what -- -- saint every day he's making a stronger statement against Obama.
It's really is drawn a lot of the sand he's the he's the man I've come to love and he's not disappointing us.
-- the US conference of Catholic -- They plan to work with other religious groups including evangelical Christians others the faith community country.
What do you -- What form will that take working -- What kind of alliance would you create and how would in what would be the target of such that the support for married for -- in the house -- -- the senate they have the rights of conscience act.
That's even board of the rubio rubio is a good man from Florida don't get me wrong.
But his his legislation would only deal with the health -- situation in trying to forces do support those things which we want is a moral.
Which you've -- -- put up for Barry and -- blogs is that they have if they don't bill succeeds in you have like -- 131.
In the house and about 36 in the in the senate.
Means that conscience rights of Catholics and others -- this involves all Americans of faith that's most of the country.
Then they're gonna be protected and if we get this kind of federal legislation that Obama can do -- -- want to put above us made -- of the big mistake though.
And that is this he's getting more lawsuits now ever since he tried to.
Yeah at the conscience rights of Catholics -- now.
When the supremes hear this it may or June.
Don't listen to -- assault on on the First Amendment which wasn't even part of what people voted for -- -- toward 200 pages last year.
To keep this in real politics if -- may.
The the federal government.
And with this president's hands on levers and buttons of all sorts that send up frankly a gusher of money.
But to non profits and and religious affiliated institutions and organizations.
This this president's made it very clear he can play hardball do you expect them to respond in precisely that.
-- Donovan is -- -- -- -- -- -- -- he'll look like a full to the left if the -- he already -- gonna let me be clear -- do you think he's going to squeeze the church financial.
-- -- he wants exceeded that no it doesn't have enough time to do that I'm sure it wanna do that look.
I don't know this -- one Johnson.
She was up for a major position in the office of legal counsel cannot -- -- -- -- this widely barter.
She mattered -- herself back in the 1980s and 88 working with the ACLU to take away the tax exempt status of the Catholic Church this is not a hypothetical.
This is a man who wants to have -- Catholic hospitals and woman -- You're going the background of this administration.
And the people who make it up.
How could the council of bishops.
The conference how could you wall have been so.
Closely aligned with this administration initially.
Knowing -- you know.
Well let us to be -- be clear about this the Catholic Church is a long proud record of saying we want universal healthcare for all Americans so Obama -- -- -- to look at the talk.
But its -- and abortion and that of course the Catholic bishops -- The Catholic bishop did not supported by this is a lot of people putting -- false statements about this the Catholic bishops lined up against the -- -- -- prominent nuns and priests are dead but.
After the liberals like to pick up -- charge when it comes to -- to know that's the third rail and -- a bottom up through when the abortion inducing drugs I'm glad he did.
Because this is -- to be the -- now above what he's tried to do to Catholics.
So in his efforts to accommodate as he -- If they got it looks it looks as though the Catholic Church is going to refuse to accommodate -- Nothing bishop Morton who runs the ad hoc committee -- -- got nothing don't is that he -- -- -- Expect anything from this minute I think that it may have okay what is the Catholic Church now are going to do support the legislation make sure that we get the -- -- up there.
And do what they did last Sunday get a much are they using don't you cannot always reading from the -- statements by the bishops what do you percent of Catholics now agree with this plan 65% him.
Are against that 55%.
Picking up the percent of Catholics have voted for him in nineteen to 2008 -- -- 39%.
Fifteen points and amount of a couple of weeks I'd love to watch these numbers just implode.
Well -- you source good to have you here thank you president of the cap.