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"This is something that religious groups can work with," one person said. "[The] executive order is unprecedented and extreme," said the bishops.
We say: A religious organization does not hire an inclination or an act, it hires a person, and the church has affirmed that gay people are to be loved.
Distinctly Catholic: I find it astonishing that a statement signed on behalf of bishops fails to mention God and is so utterly devoid of pastoral sensibility.
Analysis: The president may have finally found a small patch of middle ground in balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religious freedom.