I'd honestly not known about this until coming across it on Father's page. No surprise, really. Fr. Z tends to keep me in the "Catholic loop" better than most news organizations. Ha ha. But this particular blog got me nervous.
Folks were railing against Obama because the bill shows a lack of "respect" for religions... especially Christian religions. I think that's sort of incorrect. The fact that this administration is going after one of the leading Catholic Universities in the US with the express purpose of forcing them to "fall in line" with secular sin (parading as mandatory support of abortion, birth control, etc) is proof, in my mind, that the government both respects and (more importantly) fears the Christian religious population.
Well, they're bullying... and as any "alpha" knows, if you want to make an example of someone in order to solicit unquestionable authority and power, you find the biggest, most influential person in the room and punch him square in the face.
If that person falls, the attacker takes over as leader and no one dares undermine or question his leadership. If that person doesn't fall, however, the attacker is gonna have a really, REALLY big problem.
Hence the situation the Government and Steubenville currently find themselves in. The government, knowing how much sway us Catholics have over the success or failure of this new healthcare plan, decided to attack Steubenville. They want to force Steubenville to accept defeat because if they can successfully bully this giant defender of the Catholic faith, all the other smaller Christian institutions will fall like dominoes.
Prayers, folks. Our religious liberties are being siphoned away, all under the guise of protection (through this public health law).