OK, so last time Bruins goalie Tim Thomas spoke up on Facebook he received plenty of scorn. (He justified skipping a White House visit by describing, on Facebook, his vague but spirited objection to things the federal government had done.) Will Tim Thomas back down? No, Tim Thomas will never back down! Tim Thomas stands up!
I Stand with the Catholics in the fight for Religious Freedom.
"In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
— by Martin Niemöller, prominent German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor, best known as the author of the poem First they came....
One assumes Thomas is objecting to the recent administration decree that all insurance plans cover access to contraceptives for women, even those insurance plans provided to employees of the Catholic Church, by 2013. (Employees of churches may be exempt in some cases, but employees of Catholic hospitals and universities are not.) It's not our place to say whether it's prudent policy, so we won't. That's beside the point, anyway.
This is the point. Watch out, Catholics. Obama's Nazis are coming for you.
Tim Thomas Official Page [Facebook]