NAPLES, Fla. — “If you want to get scoffed at, go to the halls of Congress and say, ‘I believe in abstinence,’” former President George W. Bush said recently.
But he wasn’t getting scoffed at here. Far from it. The 43rd president of the United States received a standing ovation at a lunchtime gathering during the annual Legatus Summit in Naples, Fla.
Bush headlined the international gathering of Legatus members, addressing the convention by drawing from his two terms in the White House.
The former president also addressed the controversial “contraceptive mandate” issued by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Speaking Feb. 4, as Catholic-led protests of the Obama...READ MORE