The Little Sisters Stalemate

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The Little Sisters Stalemate

My first thought when I heard about the unan­i­mous deci­sion not to make a deci­sion by SCO­TUS was the fact that with an elec­tion com­ing that the idea of a gov­ern­ment fatwa against a bunch of nuns might not play well in cer­tain swing states drove this move. (There is a rea­son why the MSM doesn’t men­tion them in the con­text of this case)

but the more I thought about it some­thing else hit me.

I could be com­pletely wrong here but I have a feel­ing that SCO­TUS send­ing the Lit­tle sis­ters of the Poor case back down look­ing for com­pro­mise is all about a great con­flict in the minds of some of those justices.

I think that while the reli­gion of lib­er­al­ism runs strong and pro­duces an over­whelm­ing pull I think that to force these nuns to vio­late their con­sciences might just be a bridge too far for some of those justices.

The irony here is that while Jus­tice Scalia was alive this wasn’t an issue, if there was a con­ser­v­a­tive major­ity in favor of the nuns then a lib­eral Catholic could hap­pily vote on the los­ing side know­ing that said vote would not have any effect on the poor nuns.

But now instead of the cover of a mean­ing­less vote, Jus­tice Scalia has put them on a very uncom­fort­able spot and I strongly sus­pect that the many prayers being said both for the nuns and directed toward the guardian angels of the Jus­tices in ques­tion were not in vain.

Con­science is an odd thing some­times and we never quite know the work­ings of God.

I know some of you might think that a load of BS but that’s my gut.

My first thought when I heard about the unanimous decision not to make a decision by SCOTUS was the fact that with an election coming that the idea of a government fatwa against a bunch of nuns might not play well in certain swing states drove this move. (There is a reason why the MSM doesn’t mention them in the context of this case)

but the more I thought about it something else hit  me.

I could be completely wrong here but I have a feeling that SCOTUS sending the Little sisters of the Poor case back down looking for compromise is all about a great conflict in the minds of some of those justices.

I think that while the religion of liberalism runs strong and produces an overwhelming pull I think that to force these nuns to violate their consciences might just be a bridge too far for some of those justices.

The irony here is that while Justice Scalia was alive this wasn’t an issue, if there was a conservative majority in favor of the nuns then a liberal Catholic could happily vote on the losing side knowing that said vote would not have any effect on the poor nuns.

But now instead of the cover of a meaningless vote, Justice Scalia has put them on a very uncomfortable spot and I strongly suspect that the many prayers being said both for the nuns and directed toward the guardian angels of the Justices in question were not in vain.

Conscience is an odd thing sometimes and we never quite know the workings of God.

I know some of you might think that a load of BS but that’s my gut.