Skip to comments.John Kerry Flip-Flops on When to Use His Catholic Belief on Politics
Posted on 10/18/2004 12:25:48 PM PDT by Salvation
John Kerry Flip-Flops on When to Use His Catholic Belief on Politics
by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor October 14, 2004
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- In an editorial column on Friday, Fr. Michael Reilly, a NewsMax.com opinion writer, says he spotted a contradiction in Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's use of his Catholic faith vis-a-vis public policy.
When it comes to issues like abortion, John Kerry has said he can't use his Catholic faith to legislate policy against abortion. As a result, he has voted six times against a ban on partial-birth abortion and 25 times during his twenty year Senate tenure in favor of using taxpayer funds to pay for abortions.
During Wednesday night's debate in Arizona, Kerry said, "I believe that I can't legislate or transfer to another American citizen my article of faith."
"What is an article of faith for me is not something that I can legislate on somebody who doesn't share that article of faith," Kerry added.
However, during his closing remarks in the debate, Kerry said, "My faith affects everything that I do."
"And I think that everything you do in public life has to be guided by your faith, affected by your faith," Kerry said.
Kerry said his faith guides him to "fight against poverty," "to clean up the environment and protect this earth" and to "fight for equality and justice."
"All of those things come out of that fundamental teaching and belief of faith," Kerry concluded.
In his NewsMax.com column, Father Reilly noticed the contradiction in the two statements.
"So for Kerry, it's not appropriate for faith to influence his views on abortion ... but it's the driving force behind his positions on poverty and the environment," Reilly wrote.
Father Reilly said science should show Kerry the obvious point that life begins at conception.
"The truth is, for Sen. Kerry, neither faith nor science has much to do with his position on abortion," Father Reilly wrote.
Reilly said Kerry votes the way he does because he is beholden to special interests in the Democratic Party, namely abortion advocates. Kerry has the endorsement of NARAL and Planned Parenthood, the NewsMax.com writer said.
"In short, while claiming a Catholic heritage, he has used every opportunity to undermine Catholic values," Reilly concluded.
**Kerry votes the way he does because he is beholden to special interests in the Democratic Party, namely abortion advocates. Kerry has the endorsement of NARAL and Planned Parenthood, the NewsMax.com writer said.**
Very telling. This man is totally and opportunist.
Good point. Kerry uses his faith to save the poor, but says it is wrong to use his faith to save unborn children or oppose gay marriage.
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I don't think so. Kerry really favors abortions and gay marriage, but does not have the courage to come out and say it. His votes in those cases match his conscience, no matter what he says. The vote Kerry did against his conscience was the vote for the Iraq War. Kerry only voted for war because he thought he had to to have a chance at winning.
Great picture! Can you make his head spin around and upchuck pea soup? (ok, I'm bad)
So...uh...ahem...WHERE is Kerry showing this "love" for the unborn???
If he can't see the contradiction in his statements, that's a little scary.
How do you legislate Christian "love"? How can Kerry turn the government into a Christian "love" machine and keep in step with his statements about not being able to legislate an "article of faith"??? He's more wacko than we thought.
Which is why he will do the near impossible and lose the Catholic vote to a methodist.
Kerry votes for his core powerbase...and since his core powerbase wants abortion, he finds excuses to support it...He also tends to tell people whatever they want to hear...to hunters he talks about hunting (even though he's voted consistantly to constrain guns, even ones hunters use), to the religious, he's trying to play the faith card, to those who are for the war, he is trying to sound strong, while to the anti war he is trying to sound against it...
His voting record speaks for itself, and I will never listen to what he says over what he has done...
plus he still takes communion EVEN THOUGH many many people have explained what the magisterium and catechism teach about abortion and voting pro-abortion.
But since his constituents are pro-welfare state and anti-life, he votes that way, and uses the church to cover his tracks as much as he can. But he walks and talks like a CINO....
I believe Kerry is a liberal to his core, he just can't admit it.
**Which is why he will do the near impossible and lose the Catholic vote to a methodist.**
He used to be proud of the liberal title...it's just not cool right now...but you can't beat it out of him...he's a hardcore liberal, even when he's trying to pretend to be a moderate
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There's the problem. He shouldn't be USING his Catholic Belief selectively anyway, it should be such an integral part of him that he wouldn't be considering thinking any other way!
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