The President of the National Organization for Women, Terry O’Neill appeared on MSNBC's The Ed Show to discuss the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby today. In a fit of pique, O'Neill delivered what may be the most over-the-top assessment of the day:
I think it’s really important to remember apartheid in South Africa was justified on religious grounds; the Southern Baptist Convention justified slavery, and later Jim Crow and segregation, on religious grounds. There are some religious beliefs we no longer honor in our government, and the Supreme Court is simply wrong to honor gender bigotry that Hobby Lobby stores and Conestoga Wood are promoting.
That's right; the Court's narrow ruling is, in the mind of the NOW President, comparable to slavery. As noted at Truth Revolt earlier today, even the White House is clear that what is at issue is not birth control, but rather free birth control. What's more, Hobby Lobby wasn't even opposing all forms of birth control being covered on their employer-paid health plan, but just a few kinds. It is that arguable inconvenience that apparently warranted the hysterics.
For hyperbole, one never need look further than The Ed Show on a good day. Today, it was more over the top than Hitler's brain in a great white shark. Oh, is that an absurd comparison? It's OK, apparently we're doing those today.