The Obama administration is seeking to impose its belief in “free” contraceptives, sterilizations, and morning after pills on the rest of us, believing this “right” is more fundamental than the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom. That’s because their governing philosophy is primarily materialistic in outlook–perhaps this is what Sen. Santorum meant by the president’s “phony theology.”
In this secular approach to life, values such as the conviction that contraception is sinful (a conviction that I do not hold) are less “real” than physical things you can see, touch, taste, and feel–such as a condom. Mr. Obama seems to be saying that one’s religious beliefs or values are all well and good, but when it comes to the “real world,” government knows best and will do what it wills. Values are not real, this thinking goes–at least not as real as a condom.