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Referring to the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court yesterday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) lectured Obama on what he should explain to Pope Francis in a meeting scheduled for Thursday.

“He ought to explain to the pope why he is telling businesses in America they can’t remain true to their faith and stay in business." He should also “tell the pope he’s not going to spy on him anymore.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Crooks and Liars notes:

...if it were Rand Paul visiting with the Pope, I'd tell him he should be ready to explain why it is that he opposes extending unemployment insurance while taking food out of the mouths of hungry children.

I think Rand Paul has more to explain than President Obama does.

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  1. I wasn't aware that a business had a faith. Do they also fall in love? Do they get hungry? Are they sleepy sometimes?

    Hmmm...I wonder if IBM secretly has a crush on Xerox.

    Posted by: Bart | Mar 26, 2014 11:53:59 AM


  2. I'm trying to recall the last time I witnessed a business attending Mass.

    Posted by: JKM | Mar 26, 2014 11:56:14 AM


  3. The Pope and Rand Paul are worthless, evil c**ts.

    Posted by: MaryM | Mar 26, 2014 12:03:45 PM


  4. Why do these businesses hate women so much?

    Posted by: Miss Kwon | Mar 26, 2014 12:04:01 PM


  5. There are many people who hold that being "true to their faith" means refusing services to women. Or blacks. Or Jews. Or Muslims. Or, for that matter, Christians.

    Is Paul saying that we must accommodate everyone? Or is he saying that Christian bigots and womb-controllers should be given special rights that are denied to everyone else?

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Mar 26, 2014 12:04:21 PM


  6. @Miss Kwon - "Why do these businesses hate women so much?"

    Because they are being true to their religious faith, and their religion is extremely anti-woman.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Mar 26, 2014 12:05:25 PM


  7. I business can't have religious beliefs. The entire point of incorporation is to create a distinct legal entity.

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 26, 2014 12:08:10 PM


  8. Not so fast. I am not sure the Pope has expressed any view on this issue. Why he is speaking for the Pope before he himself finds out what the Pope thinks.
    It is also beside the point. Why should an US president consults a religious leader about anything? It is not Iran.

    Posted by: simon | Mar 26, 2014 12:11:20 PM


  9. I think the Pope would agree with Mark 12:17.

    "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."

    Posted by: elwoodl | Mar 26, 2014 12:11:59 PM


  10. The President of the United States of America is not required to explain ANYTHING to the pope or to any other religious leader. Once again, Rand Paul demonstrates his shocking lack of knowledge concerning the US Constitution and laws. The man is an absolute menace and not qualified to hole elected office.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Mar 26, 2014 12:16:54 PM


  11. Rand Paul should tell the American people why he, Rand Paul, is always lying to them.

    there's nothing about religious freedoms at stake here. only people trying to force others to live by their narrow religious views.

    Rand Paul is a liar.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 26, 2014 12:18:04 PM


  12. As been said ad nauseam, if religious groups want a say in Government, pay taxes.

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 26, 2014 12:18:56 PM


  13. Why isn't anyone calling out these wingnuts on the fact that they are out and out lying about the Hobby Lobby case. Health insurance is mandated for people, but businesses are under no obligation to offer insurance to their employees.

    Hobby Lobby could end health insurance coverage for their employees, distribute the funds they would have used for insurance to their employees and let them buy their own. But of course this doesn't fit with the Christian victim status they so love to play up.

    Posted by: ozu | Mar 26, 2014 12:26:06 PM


  14. @ gregory

    actually rand paul also supports businesses denying service to people based on the color of their skin

    rand paul is crazy

    Posted by: Moz's | Mar 26, 2014 12:28:15 PM


  15. And SCOTUS can very likely rule in the favor of Hobby Lobby, changing life as we know it. God should have more important things to do than be involved in capitalism, maybe that is why there is so much strife in the world.

    Posted by: sam | Mar 26, 2014 12:36:05 PM


  16. What is going on with that crazy makeup? I keep seeing that weird makeup that looks like someone sat in a tanning bed with something covering their eyes.

    Posted by: Kakapo | Mar 26, 2014 12:36:16 PM


  17. This man needs to study the history of Popes and how at one time they allowed for the poor to buy their way into heaven. The Pope is nothing but a man like you and I.

    Posted by: gb | Mar 26, 2014 12:36:52 PM


  18. as someone with 4 sisters, Birth control does not kill fetus' .. the rightwing idiots need to LEARN BIOLOGY instead of Rightwing talking points....Birth control regulates women's periods as well as keeping them From getting pregnant in the 1st place...it also helps women with Endometriosis,and other ailments.....when a man can push a baby out of his ass..then he can have a say, til then they need to STFU!

    Posted by: disgusted american | Mar 26, 2014 12:39:44 PM


  19. who died and made the pope the boss of the president of the united states of america?

    Posted by: jed | Mar 26, 2014 12:41:30 PM


  20. Can we have a moratorium on wingnut articles? Or at least some sort of 5 interesting or uplifting news items to 1 wingnut report?

    Posted by: Turing's Ghost | Mar 26, 2014 12:44:17 PM


  21. No Mr. Turing's ghost. This kind of news is mildly entertaining. Just look at the number of clicks and comments they generate.

    Posted by: simon | Mar 26, 2014 12:51:08 PM


  22. Someone should tell Paul Rand that the POTUS doesn't take his marching orders from the p.o.s. Pope.

    Posted by: mike | Mar 26, 2014 1:04:55 PM


  23. An American President should explain to the Pope...that is un-American and contrary to our religious freedoms.

    Posted by: Gus | Mar 26, 2014 1:32:58 PM


  24. Aside from the fact that a decision in favor of Hobby Lobby would be a terrible precedent, I wasn't aware that the President of the United States reported to the pope. When did we become a 100% Catholic nation ruled from the Vatican?

    Posted by: Rich | Mar 26, 2014 1:51:32 PM


  25. @ Kakapo: Someone doesn't know how to use high definition makeup.

    Posted by: Ruddigore | Mar 26, 2014 1:57:21 PM


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