Horrible… Team Obama Misrepresents Catholic Charities’ Position on White House Website
On Sunday the Obama Administration posted a list of organizations who they claimed supported their anti-religious HHS mandate. The list posted on the White House website included a quote from Catholic Charities.
But it wasn’t true.
Catholic Charities did not endorse the Obama administration’s latest HHS policy requiring free contraceptive coverage for all employees.
FOX News reported:
A leading Catholic charity group wants the public to know it has not endorsed the Obama administration’s latest policy requiring free contraceptive coverage for employees, despite “mischaracterizations in the media.”
Catholic Charities USA has occasionally been cited as a supporter of the new policy, after the administration announced last week it would no longer require religious organizations to directly offer contraceptive coverage to workers. That’s almost certainly because the White House listed the group on an official blog that cited “praise from a wide range of individuals and organizations” for the policy change.
Along with statements from Planned Parenthood and other supporters was a brief statement from Catholic Charities. The group said at the time that it “welcomes the administration’s attempt to meet the concerns of the religious community” and looks forward to reviewing the final language…
…But the organization has since posted a clarification on its website, after that statement was interpreted by some as an endorsement.
“We have not endorsed the accommodation to the HHS mandate that was announced by the administration last Friday,” the group said.
Rather, the group said it would “unequivocally share the goal” of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to “uphold religious liberty.”
Unfortunately, the Obama Administration still has this fraudulent information posted on the White House website.