I am not sure what the eternal penalty is for lying about the Catholic church, but let's just say that Joe really tempted fate last night with his whopper about Obamacare not being part of a war on religion in general and the Catholic Church in particular. Here is what Biden said:
With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.
Well, as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) pointed out in oh so tactful language today, that "is not a fact." Actually, as they go on to explain, it's a complete falsehood. You can read the entire response Bishops here. It's one thing to spin the truth, but another matter entirely to make out right false claims. Joe was doing the latter last night on several topics, but this one really stands out. I think he better pack some ice and fireproof undies for when it comes time to make that final trip off the mortal coil. Just saying.