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Posted on 05/01/2013 2:32:40 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
Coming Soon: The KKKatholic Church
|By Robert Royal|
|Monday, 29 April 2013|
Many things happen in modern societies that render a decent human being all but speechless. So many, in fact, that sometimes it seems the better part simply to let them pass and to move on. That seems to be what has already happened with President Obamas outrageous speech just three days ago to Planned Parenthood the first such speech by a sitting president in American history. But it must not be allowed to pass or be forgotten. Not for a moment.
Its not just the historical precedent thats worrisome, bad as that is in a country deeply divided over abortion. Its the way the President of the United States has settled into describing all those Americans more than half of the population, if recent surveys are to be believed who call themselves pro-life and act on their belief as threatening basic rights when it comes to womens health. He has used similar language on multiple occasions in defending the HHS mandates.
The president may not regard this as demonizing opponents, something he professes to abhor. Way back when the powers at Notre Dame were still innocent enough to invite Obama to receive an honorary degree which is to say, before the university had to join other institutions, Catholic and not, in a lawsuit to defend themselves from Obamacare he said:
It sounded nice, but I myself did not believe he meant it then. And now, its even clearer. One slice of American citizens regards the rest of us as the functional equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan. Who else would dream of denying others basic rights? By using this sort of inflammatory language and pushing it hard on wedge issues Obama and others use it increasingly on gay marriage as well he may be gaining brownie points in certain places, but he is sowing discord in the body politic. Remember when there werent red states and blue states, only the United States?
The Catholic bishops and anyone else worried over religious liberty should not take this latest development lightly. You can live with a person you think mistaken on one or more issues, who is essentially of good will. You cannot tolerate the Ku Klux Klan.
If you can stomach going over the whole creepy thing, youll discover some other surprises in the Planned Parenthood text as well. Theres the usual smarmy lying, subtle but real, about what Planned Parenthood actually does.
In the presidents telling, apparently a horde of brain-damaged individuals (strongly represented in the Republican party) opposes Planned Parenthood because they want to deny women a variety of health services like mammograms. Its not entirely clear why those lunatics want to take away simple health services, but it has something to do with turning the clock back for women, maybe even a war on women.
The time is long past when we might have expected some daring member of the media to get in the face of an administration official and press hard on just why, precisely, some people are so wicked as to be pursuing this demented war. But if this mentality is allowed to go on unchecked, its not hard to see how certain groups, among them the Catholic Church, Evangelicals, orthodox Jews, traditional Muslims, and even mere pro-life secularists are going to be regarded by the Right Sort of People in the very near future.
And there was this further revelation:
Say what? Before it passed, many people had qualms about provisions of Obamacare that clearly seemed headed towards getting the government involved in morally objectionable procedures. And we were told sometimes by our own religious leaders that those questions could be finessed while we pursued a fairer healthcare system for all. (Note to self: beware all talk of systems and programs in the future.) And now the president himself tells us that the right to choose is why we fought so hard to make health care reform a reality?
As is his wont, this whole exercise resolved itself into a naked political plea: that the good folks of Planned Parenthood and all their affiliates, friends, acquaintances, garage mechanics, dentists, dry cleaners, and cat groomers join with the president in explaining to people what a great thing is Obamacare. The president hasnt been much able to make the sale himself, either on the merits or after the utter chaos in implementation, which members of his own party are starting to worry about in public.
But the greater threat may arise if Obamacare is implemented. Hes told us why he fought so hard for it. Even if he was half fibbing for political gain, we shouldnt be surprised when those of us who disagree are informed that were no longer welcome in polite society.
Robert Royal is editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing, and president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C. His most recent book is The God That Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West, now available in paperback from Encounter Books.
For one, I’m wearing my scapular outside my clothing. I will say the rosary in public. The Angelus at noon along with grace in restaurants, which we do now.
Things will stop for the Divine Mercy at 3pm wherever we are.
The Hours would be good for those so inclined.
Time to stop hiding and bring it out into the public square.
Obama has essentially declared war on Catholics. We can fight in a much better and more effective way. We still have time. We may not at the end of four years.
I wear a 3" Benedictine Crucifix at all times. I get interesting looks at medical conferences (my speciality has a high number of Jewish practitioners, but their yarmulkes get far less odd looks than my crucifix.)
We may very well see a revolt in the next few years.
Bump, nice read.
Sorry, The Church moderates have let this swine trample the into the kingdom and reek havoc on the gardens. The Church will now reap what it has sown. They stood by an watched someone dig their grave wondering who was the poor soul to be buried. It was for them all along.
As a Notre Dame alum, I will NEVER give money to that institution for their coziness to Gore and blind eye to this con man.
He doesn't abhor it at all, when it's being done to those with whom he disagrees. He only 'abhors' it when it's being done to him or his 'fellow travelers'.
I was a bit shocked when I heard the ex-Cardinal of Washimngton, DC described as a cockroach, but it fits the mans character. the way he dissembled about the contents of Ratzingers altter, for instance. And even now he wont do the right thing and just shut up.
Are you and yours still in Rome?
With the push to deChristianize the military, naming of churches as hate groups, it might be a good place to stay for a decade or so.
If not, see you in the camps. Or the Catacombs. As always, the LCMS Lutherans will bring the beer and sausage.
While at Notre Dame did you ever see the 40’ by 60’ ceramic wall in the continuing education building, which is now called McKenna hall?
No I didn’t. I didn’t leave the Fitzpatrick Engineering Building very often.