Anti-Choicer Wants Liberal Catholics Excommunicated


Judie Brown, founder of the extreme anti-choice group the American Life League, is demanding that the Catholic Church excommunicate anyone who supports reproductive rights or equal rights for the LGBT community because they’re under “demonic deceit.”

This nation’s moral decline is astounding not only because it has been a relatively swift slide, but more importantly because Catholics have taken leading roles in bringing about the decline.

Until the time of his death, Ted Kennedy was, for years, the most influential U.S. politician advocating an anti-Christian moral culture in America. While doing so he experienced good personal relations, if not admiration, from many American Catholic prelates.

Catholic vice president Joe Biden first took public office in 1972. Since the decriminalization of abortion in 1973, Mr. Biden has supported every major effort to protect and expand abortion in America. Most recently Mr. Biden has become a proponent of the destruction of the covenant of marriage by redefining it to suit the winds of the day which favor so-called same-sex marriage.

Nancy Pelosi, Catholic congresswoman and a graduate of Catholic Trinity Washington University, has been a consistently fierce opponent of life. She has worked doggedly to expand the “right” to abortion in America and to enshrine contraception and sterilization as the force de jure on America’s employers—including the Church. She is also a staunch advocate of forcing the acceptance of anti-family militant homosexuality and the destruction of marriage as “human rights” in America.

Catholic Kathleen Sebelius, as the head of Health and Human Services, is singularly responsible for wreaking upon the American Catholic faithful her Planned Parenthood “HHS” mandate that dictates that all employers pay for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilizations, and contraception for their employees. Kathleen Sebelius is also a graduate of Catholic Trinity Washington University.

As the faithful watch the accelerated destruction of morality in America and the Henry the VIII style tactics of the attempted destruction of Catholicism in America by Obama and his “Catholic” drones, one wonders where most of America’s bishops are.

Why have these high-profile destructive Catholics not been publically rebuked? In fact, why did this not happen years or even decades ago? To cut right to the heart of the matter, why haven’t each of these hypocrites been publically and unequivocally excommunicated?

This near total absence of effective rebuke and call to accountability from the shepherds has created a perception that “American Catholics” are free to support intrinsic evils as “civil rights” because Catholic teachings, in their view, are subjective and arbitrary.

How many millions of people have bought into this demonic deceit and, in the process, jeopardized their souls? And where are the bishops who should risk life and limb in the defense of our Church? Why haven’t they, in a united fashion, rebuked the deceivers and championed Christ and His truth at all costs?

With only a few exceptions, they are hardly to be found.

They have far too long allowed deception and deceit without consequence and at great cost to the faithful. Now the “Catholics” who have perpetrated great public scandal and harm are looking to devour the weak shepherds and their flocks through mandates, dictates, and the total deconstruction of morality in America.

This dire situation reminds me of the biblical account in the Gospel of Mark when Christ confronts an evil spirit that has possessed a man. He commands the spirit to depart, which it does with great violence and screeching. Witnessing this, Christ’s disciples ask why they could not drive out the demon. Christ responds: “This kind can only be driven out by prayer and fasting.”

I believe the current situation in America falls into the same category. A demon of despair and compromise has afflicted a majority of our Catholic bishops, and in response faithful Catholics must pray and fast.

Therefore, I am encouraging every faithful Catholic to pray and fast for our bishops. Pray that God raises up more heroic souls who will help defend and reclaim the truth of Christ through decisive action.

Pray that each bishop will be touched by the Holy Spirit, on fire with a renewal of commitment to Christ and an active desire to abandon everything else in order to defend Christ and His Church from sacrilege—even unto death if that be God’s will.

Funny how only these issues prompt calls for excommunication. Why not excommunicate everyone who is in favor of the death penalty, which the Church officially opposes? Or against universal health care or anti-poverty programs, which the Church strongly advocates?

Comments

  1. Synfandel says

    What on earth is “anti-family militant homosexuality”? I’m not aware of any commando squads of armed men in heels and gowns forcibly removing children from their parents and splitting up married couples. Did I miss something?

  2. slc1 says

    Ms. Brown could also have mentioned Governors Andrew Cuomo and Martin O’Malley who pushed through laws recognizing same sex marriage through their legislatures.

  3. steve oberski says

    I think Judie Brown is right, all Catholics who support equal treatment under the law for women should be excommunicated.

    In fact they should demand to be excommunicated.

    Of course I think those so called Catholics should have already left the church en masse,

    And as for Henry the VIII style tactics, I think the US civil legal system is already accomplishing this via numerous lawsuits and the enormous payouts which hopefully will bleed those fuckers dry.

  4. Synfandel says

    Why not excommunicate everyone who is in favor of the death penalty, which the Church officially opposes?

    Why not excommunicate everyone who rapes children, which the Church…? Oh, right, the Church tacitly condones that by covering it up and silencing the victims. Never mind.

  5. Michael Heath says

    I think there are many justifiable instances when one’s moral standards is a worthy perspective when advocating a certain policy position, even when those standards come from one’s religious beliefs. A good example is whether to expand or contract welfare and other issues that don’t infringe upon our negative rights*.

    However, what so many Christians and other religionists fail to acknowledge is there is no credible argument to be made that their religious-based moral standards is sufficient to infringe upon the constitutionally protected exercise of other people’s rights. That’s given our monolithic assertion we are a free people whose government is proclaimed to be of and for the people. And it’s this exact reason why millions of Christians ignorantly argue the false narrative of our being a Christian-founded nation. They’re arguing a false historical narrative that they inherited a special privilege at our founding. That this inheritance justifies their demand we infringe upon the liberty rights of others, even unequally as they do in their churches to females along with GLBTs and their families, and yet are frequently the most [hypocritically] vocal proponents that we’re free.

    *Except at the extreme margins, e.g., the level of taxes we pay to fund such endeavors which justifiably infringes upon our property rights. ‘Justifiable’ since we’ve delegated authority to the government to tax us using the legislative process.

  6. tynk says

    “anti-family militant homosexuality” – > ” commando squads of armed men in heels and gowns”
    errmmm… say what now?

    Rather sexist of you to leave us lesbians out of your caricature stereotype of homosexuals, don’t you think?

  7. justawriter says

    You know, it is stuff like this that makes me wonder if St. Malachi’s prophecy of the popes (a fairly blatant fraud) won’t accidentally turn out to be accurate. It says the next pope will be the last and will witness the destruction of the church. Guys like this goofball are certainly doing their best to make sure every roman catholic church in America will be empty sooner rather than later. Plus, we have a whole college of cardinals helping them!

  8. says

    “….the destruction of the covenant of marriage by redefining it to suit the winds of the day which favor so-called same-sex marriage.”

    Some Old Testament folks would be upset at people like Brown, who have redefined marriage to “suit the winds of the day” by not allowing polygamy. Of course not being a Jew they might simply write her off as some silly pagan.

  9. Synfandel says

    Rather sexist of you to leave us lesbians out of your caricature stereotype of homosexuals, don’t you think?

    Touché. My flagrant stereotyping was not balanced. I have not heard of any commando squads of armed men in heels and gowns and armed women in plaid flannelette shirts, crew cuts, and sensible shoes forcibly removing children from their parents and splitting up married couples.

  10. jnorris says

    IIRC about 15 or 20 years ago a few bishops and priests decided to refuse communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians and the majority of the public laughed at the RCC.
    *
    I want to know what is the tipping point when the super-faithful like Ms Brown clean the hive too much and it collapses?

  11. Michael Heath says

    justawriter writes:

    Guys like this goofball are certainly doing their best to make sure every roman catholic church in America will be empty sooner rather than later.

    I’ve been seeing short references about this already happening in Ireland in articles focused on other though related topics. I’m not sure how true it is since I’m not informed on the subject. But I find this to be an astonishing factual assertion.

  12. dugglebogey says

    “Is there any way we can excommunicate them, but still make them pay 10% of their income? Is anybody working on this? C’mon people!”

  13. says

    Does it say more about me or about the level of public discourse on the subject that what surprised me most in reading that was the high quality of the writing? Even the slurs were rather clever and comparatively original.

  14. Synfandel says

    …the high quality of the writing?

    Some bigots have high school diplomas and most of their teeth.

  15. Scr... Archivist says

    Aren’t such people already excommunicated? Latae sententiae excommunication happens when a Catholic violates certain parts of the canon law. This includes the acquisition of an abortion (among many other things, including apostasy), and it further applies to anyone who makes that abortion possible.

    This penalty is automatic when a violation is committed (with a long list of exculpatory exceptions). An ecclesiastical court is need for a ferendae sententiae excommunication, but I don’t think the extra step is needed in this kind of case.

    So already these people have been excommunicated. They are barred from receiving the Eucharist and actively participating in the liturgy.

    They’re still considered Catholics, however. The church seems to have deleted the ability to defect.

  16. eric says

    I’m with Steve @4; let the church take her advice. Excommunicate all Catholics who are moderate or liberal on issues of abortion and gay rights. I do not think it will turn out the way she thinks it will.

  17. says

    @slc1 #3 – Actually, all six of the US governors who signed marriage equality into law has been Roman Catholic: John Baldacci of Maine, John Lynch of New Hampshire, Andrew Cuomo of New York, Christine Gregoire of Washington, Martin O’Malley of Maryland and, soon, Pat Quinn of Illinois, who has already expressed enthusiastic support for a bill working its way through the legislature.

  18. says

    The Reproductive Health Act in the Philippines caused similar controversy, and I read one article about a priest conducting a mass who told his congregation that if any of them supported the RHA, they should just leave.

  19. says

    Why not excommunicate everyone who is in favor of the death penalty, which the Church officially opposes?

    Heck, why not excommunicate every Catholic who isn’t a rabid homophobic? Why only the “high-profile” ones? Something on the order of 60%+ of American Catholics either support or do not oppose gay marriage (which is why the Bishops couldn’t raise much opposition to it in New York and Maryland, despite heavily Catholic populations).

    Oh … collection plates …

  20. Augustus Carp says

    This nutball clearly doesn’t know her English history. Henry VIII actually won a gong from Pope Leo X in 1521 for defending the Catholic Church. Despite his later split with Rome, the only bit of RCC stuff he actually binned was that the Pope should remain head of the church in England – a role Henry needed himself. Henry was never a protestant.

  21. raven says

    Use of birth control among Catholic women in relevant cohorts is 98%.

    If the RCC tossed everyone who didn’t follow their rules, there wouldn’t be a Catholic church.

    It is all don’t ask, don’t tell. The priests pretend to have something worthwhile to say and the laity pretends to listen to them.

  22. grumpyoldfart says

    Judie Brown asks:
    “…why haven’t each of these hypocrites been publically and unequivocally excommunicated?”

    As if the church is going to excommunicate tithe payers! The church leaders are in the business to increase profits, not reduce them.

  23. M, Supreme Anarch of the Queer Illuminati says

    I have to say, splitting the RCC into two separate denominations (the traditionalist hierarchy-supporting one, and the generally open, social- and economic-justice-friendly one) would be extremely convenient for the rest of us. We could tailor our responses more precisely between the “stop doing what you’re doing, you’re hurting and killing people!” traditionalist Catholics, and the “you’re wrong on theology, but not an immediate threat to anybody, and you actually might be somebody I could work with on a decent range of issues” liberals. There are certainly enough Catholics to fill up both theoretical groups; there are already a few breakaway, non-sexist, left-leaning, LGBT-affirming, “why are you even in this religion thing, again?” Catholic groups, but they haven’t had much success in growing (largely due to all the funds staying with the Vatican, I suspect…).

    Also:
    grumpyoldfart @ 26:

    As if the church is going to excommunicate tithe payers!

    Do many Catholics actually tithe? I was raised Catholic (in a not-very-observant family; by the time I left religion entirely, my mother had started attending a breakaway Catholic group where most of the priests were women), but I don’t recall tithing being a thing.

  24. valhar2000 says

    Rather sexist of you to leave us lesbians out of your caricature stereotype of homosexuals, don’t you think?

    Actually, it’s very appropriate, since to these people lesbians might as well not exist. If you follow their meanderings, you’ll notice that every discussion about homosexuality boils down to penises entering anuses. They will acknowledge the existence of lesbians of you bring the topic up, but they’ll soon forget about it.

  25. dingojack says

    “… the Henry the VIII style tactics of the attempted destruction of Catholicism in America by Obama…”

    Dear Mr President – if I give you 6d* can I have a really, really good piece of church real estate?

    thanks,
    Jack Horner.
    ——–
    * 6d in 1541 is worth $579 in 2010.

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