Virginia’s Attorney General Says It’s Okay to Break the Law for Jesus
Cuccinelli recounted an exchange with his own bishop in which he counseled the cleric to embrace civil disobedience: ‘My local bishop said, ‘Well, you know I told a group I’m ready to go to jail.’ And I said, ‘Bishop, don’t take this personally: You need to go to jail.”
If you’re scratching your head trying to figure out how encouraging civil disobedience is actually a form of “vigorously” enforcing the law, don’t bother. It doesn’t make sense, and it isn’t supposed to. We’re talking about Republicans, after all, and they never let a little thing, like not making a goddamned bit of sense, stop them.
For almost a year, wingnuts and Catholic bishops (and yes, in the Venn diagram, that’s basically just one big circle) have been whining and stamping their feet and reciting their favorite old timey quotes because it makes them super sad to think about women having basic health care. This has not actually persuaded anyone that women having health care is a bad thing. Quite the opposite, as demonstrated by about a bazillion polls on the issue. Not like that ever stops them.
Complete with link to audio of the VA Attorney General obligatory dead president’s reference: