For It, But They Don’t Want to Pay It

As orthodox Catholic author Steve Kellmeyer points out (in

On the one hand, the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) is attacking Obama for forcing them (the bishops) to pay for contraception. On the other hand, the USCCB is pushing forward the idea that taxpayers should pay to extend unemployment insurance (again).

And that’s just the beginning of the rich irony. You see, almost none of the parishes in the United States pay unemployment insurance. They get dispensed from the mandate to do so because they are religious organizations. So, if you are employed by a Catholic parish and you get laid off, so long, sucker. You can’t collect unemployment because your bishop hasn’t paid into unemployment for you….

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