So I was running on my elliptical this morning and the lady a couple ellipticals down gets in a conversation with a friend of hers who is lifting on the machine in front of her. Of course it was about the new mandate and whatnot. The funny part? He's not Catholic and he says what a bad idea it is. She is Catholic and she thinks it's a great idea.
She was giving all the same generic entitled responses as to why everyone should have free birth control and if people find it wrong then they can choose not to use it (*sigh* so we don't use it but we still have to pay for it). She said so many Catholic women still use birth control. He pointed out that it's against your wedding vows to do so. She said "I've been Catholic all my life and I've used birth control. I still use it." Double *sigh*. They then talked about couples who get married in the Church but don't want kids. She said that is their choice. He said it's not right to go against vows like that. I was biting my tough so hard to not say something to her, but I wasn't about to intervene on their conversation.
She went on to say how many pepole have left the church and how it needs to get with the times and whatnot. It's so offensive to me (someone who CHOSE to come into the Catholic church in the past couple of years) to hear someone bash the religion I decided over a year and a half ago that I wanted to live the rest of my life, all while claiming she is a part of it too. I don't get how she can identify herself as Catholic when she clearly doesn't believe it's teachings. I know a lot of people are like that, but it's annoying to have to deal with it at the gym.