As God is my witness, the pun was unintentional.
Any, Megan McArdle, on the Left Just Not Getting It about why it’s impolite to try to force the Catholic Church to provide financial support for contraception to its workers:
I’ve seen several versions of Kevin’s complaint on the interwebs, and everyone makes it seems to assume that we’re doing the Catholic Church a big old favor by allowing them to provide health care and other social services to a needy public. Why, we’re really coddling them, and it’s about time they started acting a little grateful for everything we’ve done for them!These people seem to be living in an alternate universe that I don’t have access to, where there’s a positive glut of secular organizations who are just dying to provide top-notch care for the sick, the poor, and the dispossessed.
I’m a bad Catholic myself. An awful one, in fact. But the fact that I disagree with the Church on contraception does not mean that I will tolerate the government bullying her on contraception. As Megan later notes, the government assists Catholic and other religious organizations in their charitable activities because religious organizations tend to be very good and very efficient about providing them; and, like it or not, the Catholic Church has very serious ethical and moral issues about birth control.
It’s also older than the Left, and fully expects to still be here when the modern liberal/progressive movement consists of footnotes in dusty books.