So at what point do our country's television networks notice that Team Obama has an ideological agenda against faith-based charitable organizations, most especially the Catholic Church? Across the country, Democrats have been pushing Catholic social workers out of government cooperation. In Massachusetts, the District of Columbia and most recently in Illinois, Democrats have insisted on forcing Catholic Charities to quit its long-time assistance in providing adoption and foster-care services because they refused to place children with homosexual couples.
How militant is their bigotry? Consider: The Catholic providers offered to refer them to other agencies (as they had been doing for unmarried couples), but Gov. Pat Quinn's government drew a line in the sand, comparing gays to the black civil rights struggle. "Separate but equal was not a sufficient solution on other civil rights issues in the past either," government spokesman Kendall Marlowe told The New York Times. "The child welfare system that Catholic Charities helped build is now strong enough to survive their departure."
The Conference of Catholic Bishops lost a federal contract to aid survivors of sex trafficking because Obama's HHS bureaucrats objected that contraceptive and abortion referrals would not be provided. Steven Wagner reported for National Review that senior officials at HHS, up to and including persons in the office of Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, "overrode career staff to give federal funds to two organizations deemed by the professionals to be unqualified."
Despite this open war on religious liberty, the networks haven't moved a muscle, even after Newt Gingrich denounced their anti-religion bias in a Jan. 7 debate in New Hampshire.
"You don't hear the opposite question asked: Should the Catholic Church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won't accept gay couples? Which is exactly what the state has done," Gingrich declared. "Should the Catholic Church be driven out of providing charitable services in the District of Columbia because it won't give in to secular bigotry? Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery of services because of the bias and the bigotry of the administration?"
As Gingrich argued, the accusation of intolerance flows both ways. But Brian Williams and the other major-media "moderators" would rather shave their blow-dried heads than make Obama look bad at a Republican debate.