Following up on Bill's discussion of religious liberty, and my post about the HHS contraceptive mandate--a rule being resisted by Catholic colleges--I present this alarmist editorial from the New York Times about the so-called "darkening tone" of the primaries:
Even in his victory speech Tuesday night, Mr. Romney hinted darkly at the tone of the campaign to come. He accused President Obama of ordering “religious organizations to violate their conscience” and vowed to defend religious liberty.
It was a reference to the Obama administration’s requirement that large religious institutions, like hospitals and universities, provide insurance coverage for birth control. He was promising to defend the Roman Catholic Church’s “religious liberty” to deprive its tens of thousands of employees and university students of their own liberty.
Religious liberty in scare quotes. You can't make this stuff up.