Aside from the other weighty issues in this short exchange, it begins with a depressingly predictable example of how this administration and the Democratic party and its media sympathizers play dissident Catholics off against the American bishops. As I said in an earlier post, the Obama administration has taken every opportunity to drive a wedge into the American Church precisely by 1.) making these two groups appear as moral and theological equals, and 2.) by making the dissidents appear to be more "reasonable." Neither of these claims could be further from the truth.