May 15, 2007
Apparently feeling their power and inflated egos, a group of House Democrats have come forward to repudiate the Popes abortion remarks made recently.
Pope Benedict XVI indicated he would support Mexican bishops if they were to excommunicate Mexican legislators who voted last month to legalize abortion in Mexico City.
American Democrats have come forward to claim that the suggested penalty “offend[s] the very nature of the American experiment and do[es] a great disservice to the centuries of good work the church has done.”
The First Amendment to the Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Since 1947, the “Separation of Church and State” has been continually used to deny religion any say in our government. Candidates have been belittled for their religion and claims made that religion steers sitting Presidents (only Republicans).
Now, it appears that Democrats have decided they will direct the Church, if not by legislation, by pressure.
I am not a Catholic, but I know of the importance of the position of the Pope to that religion. If Catholic legislators, or any others, find themselves in strong disagreement of their spiritual teachings and beliefs, it is not up to the religion to change to suit them. It is up to them to either change their contrary views or find another religion.
It’s just one more move by power mad Democrats in establishing their ‘Socialist Utopia’ to oppress citizens and convert the country to the Union of Socialist States of America.
UPDATE : Amy Proctor gives an excellent commentary on her view: Bottom Line Up Front, Pope Accused Of Influencing US Politics
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
May 15, 2007
Posted by Lew Waters at 1:04 AM