Sunday, May 5, 2013

It's About Eternal Souls, Stupid!

Get ready because I am in full rant mode today...

There is a buzz going around about Pope Francis encouraging bishops to deny communion to anyone who facilitates abortions, including politicians.  This is a dubious triumph; dubious because it is the low hanging fruit of the church's teaching on life issues.  It is clear that while he is singling out "legislators, governors, and health professionals," we cannot stop there.

All who teach or work in Catholic schools and parishes must be denied the Eucharist until they stop speaking in any positive way about the Obama administration or the Democratic party.  And of course that goes for those Republicans who advocate 'compromise' on life issues as well.

Before you can say it,  I've seen those bumper stickers that say, "God is not a Republican (or a Democrat)."  But the Republicans didn't try to remove all mention of God from their party platform. The Republicans didn't vote to create a healthcare bill that forces Catholics and others to pay for abortion and contraceptives. The Republicans didn't threaten to deny funding to any state that dared to defund Planned Parenthood.

The Democrats, and particularly those in power now, have been on steady attack against Christians in general and Catholics in particular since Obama came to office.  Until such time as the Democrats change on the crucial life issues, being a Democrat is causing scandal in the Catholic Church, and the deaths of the most defenseless.

Let's be straight about this.  Democrats created Kermit Gosnell.

They encouraged Jack Kavorkian.

  They let Terry Schiavo starve to death.

They sold the guns that killed Brian Terry.

They let Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others scream their heads off for help, and didn't lift a finger.
And Killerbee Clinton has the gall to say, "What difference does it make?"  And Jay Carney says it happened, "... a long time ago."

So when your favorite math teacher tells her 5th and 6th graders that she voted for Obama because she cares so much about the poor getting healthcare, you can legitimately say she is a voter for death.  And you can tell her to recant, go to confession, stick to math, and otherwise keep her smarmy mouth shut.

It is up to the principals, parish priests, and our bishops to make sure we are faithful.  It is up to the parents to let them know when their children come home with lessons that violate church teaching.

Do you have the hutzpah to take a stand?  It is about the eternal souls of your children.  Will you vote for more of this?  Will you allow your Catholic school teachers to say it is okay to vote for more of this?

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