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John Gibson doesn't mind theocracy as long as it's not Muslim

Reported by Chrish - March 14, 2007 -

That's the conclusion drawn after John Gibson's second "My Word" segment this month that decries the stance of Muslim cabdrivers at Minneapolis Airport, who refuse to pick up passengers who are carrying alcohol. This time the story is padded with Muslim cashiers who allegedly refuse to handle pork products, to scan them. Yet again Gibson didn't bring in the similar situation where some hospitals and pharmacies refuse to offer legal emergency contraception , even though there is current news about legislation being considered that would require it.

Catholic League President Bill Donohue, who is often seen trumpeting his point of view on FOX, just this morning sent out a letter to the Human Services Committee urging them to veto legislation proposed by CT Rep. Deborah Heinrich "that would force Catholic hospitals to violate the teachings of the Catholic Church by providing emergency contraception to all rape victims, independent of whether ovulation has begun." He wrote:

"As president of the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, I urge you to veto any legislation that would compromise the right of Catholic hospitals to refrain from providing abortion services. To be explicit, the emergency contraception pill may act as an abortifacient—not a contraceptive—depending on whether the woman has begun ovulation. In those instances, it would be totally immoral for Catholic hospitals to cooperate in the termination of innocent human life. If it has been determined that ovulation has not taken place, then Catholic hospitals are free to prescribe Plan B."

Because said doctors will send the rape victims in a cab to another location where they can get treatment, Donohue asserts that the legislature and not the doctors are being obstinate. He concluded "I respectfully urge you not to jeopardize the religious-liberty prerogatives of Catholic hospitals."

There is not an iota of difference in principle between these two cases, yet Gibson only chooses to highlight the incidents involving Muslims, a minority. He cites their (presumed) recent immigration status as grounds for telling them to assimilate and learn to live with the "new laws," yet is apparently willing to tell all American women that if they have the compound bad luck of visiting a religious, anti-abortion, and ill-informed doctor after being raped, well, I guess he'd say this is a Christian nation and we need to be making more babies anyway.

What's good for the goose isn't always good for the gander on FOX.