Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. faramir 214

    faramir 214 said, about 4 years ago

    Thank you, Mr.McCoy, for putting into pictoral form, what I’ve been thinking ever since the HHS mandate came down. I’m not saying Catholics have to support Romney, but I don’t see how they can actively support Obama after that attack on religious liberty and freedom of conscience was forced on us.

  2. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “freedom of conscience "? Heaven forbid Catholics, and other sundry religiously led folks, be allowed to think for themselves! Heresy!! Everyone knows the Pope is the only one allowed to think!

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The question is why a bunch of people who support reproductive choice and marriage equality, still call themselves Catholics.

  4. Alteri

    Alteri GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I’d bet there are more Catholics for President Obama than there are women for romney.

  5. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 4 years ago

    @faramir 214

    James really? Are you serious? Giving people A CHOICE is forcing them to do something in your opinion. Wow. So if I say here is a gun take it and shoot yourself or lay it down and walk away. You will pick it up and blow your brains out? Hmm, hey James here is a gun, either take it or….

  6. wbr

    wbr said, about 4 years ago

    stldan no choice was given the r c has to provide

  7. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Reeps for Democracy

  8. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 4 years ago

    it is UNconstitutional for the federal government to require any person or organization to violate their religious convictions in order to participate in doing good works like offering healthcare to American people.
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    Obama is leading a national attack on Faith organizations, requiring them to offer and pay for things their teachings forbid.
    The number of disobedient Catholics or other church members who choose to go against the teachings of the Bible and God’s expressed will, do not make Obama or the government correct in demanding Christians violate consciences.

  9. Prof_Bleen

    Prof_Bleen said, about 4 years ago

    Next panel: “Middle-class and Poor Americans for Romney”

  10. faramir 214

    faramir 214 said, about 4 years ago

    You are correct in that no one is forcing Catholics to have the disputed procedures. However, the HHS mandate IS forcing Catholic organizations and Catholic business leaders and employees to pay for them. Most Catholic organizations that offer healthcare (like many private businesses that offer healthcare) pay a substantial percent of the costs out of their own operating budget. The premiums paid by the employees only cover 25-75% of the healthcare costs. The exact amount depends on the specific plan offered by the organization in question. If an employee wants to use their own money to pay for it, they have every right to do so, but don’t make people violate their beliefs by forcing them to pay for other people’s use of something they find morally wrong. The Nazi party may have a right to march in protest in the US, but I shouldn’t be forced to help pay for the signs they are carrying while they march.

  11. nusbickel

    nusbickel said, about 4 years ago

    Another fabulous toon from Mr. McCoy! “Jews for Obama” would also work splendidly.

  12. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 4 years ago

    @wbr

    They have to allow people under thier health plans THE CHOICE, no one is forcing anyone to make the choice. If the RC doesn’t like that they can start paying taxes and renounce themselves as a political org. Calling yourself a reliogion does not give you the right to take away the same rights others have in the public realm, period. This is America not Iran or some other Theocracy, something those on the right dont seem to understand.

  13. faramir 214

    faramir 214 said, about 4 years ago

    There are several items wrong with your statement. 1) While the actual number is higher than it should be, that 90% statistic has been proven to be false. The study that claims that has been shown to have used a biased sample. 2) If you still want to assume that the 90% is correct and, then why does birth control have to be covered under these health plans? Birth control is low cost enough that people should have no trouble paying for it if it is something they really need. $7 at Target for a month’s supply of the pill. However if you put that under health insurance, you now add the cost of the insurance company administering the plan to that and it is close to $12. Insurance is not meant to pay for frequent low cost needs because the added administration costs outweigh the benefit of sharing those costs in the pool of plan participants.
    3) Even taking the U.S. population as a whole, many who use and support the use of contraceptives such as condoms and the pill still find the use of the abortificants mandated by the HHS to be morally wrong. Of course by glossing over their inclusion and focusing on the more popular methods, the Dept of HHS and the Obama administration hope to gain far more supporters.

  14. faramir 214

    faramir 214 said, about 4 years ago

    @STLDan

    See my respons to Rvald1. People already have the choice to use contraceptives. Catholic organizations (and others who hold to similar teachings) and their members who hold to the teaching of the church are being given NO CHOICE but to either violate their conscience and financially support something that violates their faith or violate the law.

  15. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 4 years ago

    @faramir 214

    Religion cannot be used to flout the laws of the land period. If you are a parent and allow your child to die because you thought praying was better than a hospital then off to court and most likely jail you go. You cannot hide behind religion to deny people what all other health plans offer. Why is it you do not get this? By the way I was raised Catholic, all my family members are still practicing catholics and every one of them who is not trying to have children USES BIRTH CONTROL. I do not know one single Catholic who does not use birth control on the grounds the church says not to. So if you think you are arguing with someone on the outside who doesn’t know what they are talking about think again. Hell when I was a teenager I got my first condems out of my Dads sock drawer and I dont know a single person more supportive or involved in thier church than my father. It’s a nonissue for the members, its only an issue for idealogs like all of you arguing (most i’m sure who arent even Catholic just right wingers) and the out of touch Bishops who recently chided nuns for tending to the poor over speaking out against abortion. Also to claim any moral high ground and being an official in the Catholic Church is a joke. We all know the evil done in hiding and shuffeling around child rapists just to save face. You complain about needing to pay for contrception in your health plans then hide a child rapist from the authorities. What a joke!

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