2006/03/11

So Called "Culture of Life" Hypocrites Speak

In response to a statement of Feb. 28th, in which 55 Catholic Democrats publicly requested room to disagree with the church on the issue of abortion, three top leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops scolded the lawmakers, saying:
While it is always necessary to work to reduce the number of abortions . . . Catholic teaching calls all Catholics to work actively to restrain, restrict and bring an end to the destruction of unborn human life...
But what do these charlatans have to say to Republican lawmakers, with their unwavering support of the death penalty? Nothing. Have Senators Murkowski (AK), Martinez (FL), Brownback (KS), Bunning (KY), Vitter (LA), Collins (ME), Sununu and Domenici (NM), DeWine and Voinovich (OH), and Santorum (PA)--Republicans and Catholics all--ever been denied communion? Nope, and I dare say they never will. But we all remember the 2004 presidential campaign, when the Vatican and activist US bishops politicized the sacraments in order to bludgeon John Kerry. So apparently the so-called "culture of life" isn't worth discussing, in public at least, unless it can be used as tool to embarrass Democrats.

And we used to worry about whether or not John Kennedy would be under the Pope's influence.

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That was actually one thing I did like about the last Pope.

He really stuck by his guns on the "Thou Shalt Not Kill" thing.

Thou Shalt Not Kill in Iraq
Thou Shalt Not Kill Prisoners
Thou Shalt Not Kill A Fetus

Thou Shalt Not Kill.

Now I don't agree with all the philosophies of the Pope but at least he stuck to his guns.
That's that old Republican "Hypocrisy In Action!"
Does anyone know if sterilized coathanger sales have gone up in South Dakota? People in the "right" seem to lack for memory of what it was like before Roe v. Wade. But hopefully, we won't be destined to repeat it.
The one that got me this weekend was:

Boston Archdiocese closes up adoption center so they do not have to allow gays to adopt children.

That is such bullshat!
If we actually HAD a functioning fourth estate, the media would have pointed this out.
Boston Archdiocese closes up adoption center so they do not have to allow gays to adopt children.

Dusty there's a great post on this topic at no blood for hubris.

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