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Feb 06 2013

Another bishop heard from

A Catholic bishop says Obama is a negation of Lincoln because Lincoln was all “freedom” and Obama hates freedom.

He has chosen to use the bully pulpit not to call upon us all to be nobler and to embrace each child, regardless of origins and circumstances; rather, he has been a proponent of an expediency that is shameful and criminal in the eyes of Almighty God.

The bishop knows that about the eyes of almighty god how? No how. He doesn’t. He just says he does. He may think he does, or he may pretend he does, but either way, he’s wrong.

In my view, those who voted for President Obama bear the responsibility for a step deeper in the culture of death. Under the cover of women’s issues, we now see an assault on religious freedom and personal conscience.

Well that’s an easy dismissal, and a slyly dishonest accusation. “Under the cover of women’s issues”? That’s just a pretext, and really it’s for the sheer fun of ending pregnancies?

No. It’s about women’s need to be able to decide how their lives will go in matters that are physically subject to control. That ain’t no pretext.

I would have hoped that the first African-American president of the United States would have stood on the side of freedom for all. Instead, he stands on the side of political expediency.

“Freedom for all”? By which the bishop means “including freedom for bishops to take away women’s freedom to control their own reproduction.”

That’s not a reasonable understanding of the word, Biship DiMarzio.

 

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  1. 1
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    And that church still gets tax breaks.

    IRS, y u no wurk?

  2. 2
    glodson

    In my view, those who voted for President Obama bear the responsibility for a step deeper in the culture of death.

    Says the man who worships a 2000 year old Zombie that has been successfully eating the brains of mankind for nearly 2000 years. Metaphorically speaking.

  3. 3
    glodson

    I concentrated on the first part of that passage I quoted that I neglected the second, which is actually the dumber part of the quote.

    Under the cover of women’s issues, we now see an assault on religious freedom and personal conscience.

    Somehow, allowing employers to force their religious beliefs onto their workers is religious freedom, while people using their compensation in the form of health insurance for medicines, or medical procedures, as they see fit is an assault on religious freedom? I think I might have a concussion form hitting my head on my desk as that almost makes sense(not really).

  4. 4
    Raging Bee

    Was the Church any more positive about Lincoln in his lifetime?

  5. 5
    jnorris

    Before Mr Obama became president, contraception was covered by health insurance policies; even policies at Catholic employers like dioceses’ administrative offices and colleges . Now all of a sudden the bishops notice what they were paying for.

  6. 6
    Argle Bargle

    I wonder if the name Savita Halappanavar means anything to the bishop.

  7. 7
    steve oberski

    When the bishop talks about embrace each child, does he speak from personal experience ?

    Although, in the LA diocese at least, they weren’t to particular about the regardless of origins and circumstances part, seeming to have a preference for Mexican/American children.

  8. 8
    iknklast

    He really does mean freedom for all, I’m sure. Freedom for men to make the rules; freedom for women to follow them.

  9. 9
    sailor1031

    President Obama is of mixed race (half caucasian, half african, fully american) as I dare say is Bishop diMarzio himself if he goes back far enough. I find it offensive that the bishop, like other bigots, doesn’t even question his own bland assumption that any african ancestor automatically makes one an “african-american”.

  10. 10
    peicurmudgeon

    The hypocrisy is unbelievable. I think the media should qualify religious statements.

    As in: “A spokesman for the organization that supported and hid paedophile priests thinks that contraception is evil…”

  11. 11
    Jackie

    #7
    Exactly. This church wants to force women to have children against their will, so that its priests might “embrace” them against their will without consequence. The layers of unabashed evil are astounding.

  12. 12
    doubtthat

    Shorter Church of NAMBLA:

    “I can’t enjoy my freedom unless it comes at the expense of someone else’s freedom.”

  13. 13
    Pieter B, FCD

    The freedom of religion includes the freedom to not have your employer’s religion forced upon you.

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