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Defeating the Culture of Death
Amazon ^ | 7/30/2018 | pgyanke

Posted on 07/30/2018 9:42:23 AM PDT by pgyanke

We can stop the advance of the culture of death in America in the next 100 days. All that’s required is for Christians to vote like Christians. You can help.

Too many elders, deacons, priests, pastors, and bishops feel constrained by government regarding the truth of the Christian vote. They are afraid to speak their minds to their parishes, congregations, and dioceses for risk of their tax-exempt status. This leaves our fellow Christians at the mercy of the politicians with their slick rhetoric and the media with their misleading narrative. In short, when Christians aren’t taught the truth, they are confronted by a world of lies. Like anyone, they can become confused.

Many of our fellow Christians oppose evils like abortion but vote for the very people and parties pushing the culture of death… because no one in ecclesiastical authority has had the courage to put a stop to it. It’s time for the Church to rise up and preach the truth simply because it is the truth. Should they promote the cause of one party over another? No. The Church should stay out of political advocacy. Pointing a finger at those advocating for evil isn’t politics, it’s the role of a shepherd guiding the flock.

The truth: the culture of death has taken hold of our country because of the actions and advocacy of the Democratic Party. A vote for a democrat at any level puts them in position to implement their ideas. A vote for a member to the House of Representatives is a vote to put Nancy Pelosi (abortion’s greatest advocate in the House) back in the Speaker’s chair. A vote for a Democratic senator is a vote to block pro-life judges from confirmation in the Senate. Before Brett Kavanaugh was even named as a candidate for the Supreme Court, the Democratic Party lined up in opposition because their agenda has come through the courts, primarily. Any judge who believes in the sanctity of human life is an enemy to them.

I want the Democratic Party to lose… and lose badly. I also want them to know why.

It isn’t enough for them to just lose. They should know they lost because they stood for evil and America’s Christian majority stood against them. When they realize they can’t be elected Dog Catcher in any corner of America as long as they promote a culture of evil, their advocacy stops or they never win power again. When that happens, no other party would dare follow their destructive path. Life wins.

The Democratic Party has lost its way on the issues of life. We can help them find it and get back to discussions of political policy.

Please help me. Over the next week or so, I will be sending out copies of the linked book below to every bishop, archbishop, and cardinal in America who presides over a diocese. It’s time for them to speak up. You can pass a copy to your pastor, priest, elder, deacon, and fellow Christians who have fallen for the lies. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. It’s time for pro-life Christians to get very squeaky!

Together we can make a difference. Together we can defeat the culture of death once and for all. All we need to do is get Christians voting like Christians.

This book is written to a Catholic audience (because we are the single greatest voting bloc in America!) but all Christians can stand together in defense of human life.

I have attached a copy of the letter I am sending to the bishops for your reference. Please forward this email far and wide, especially to clergy.

May God bless our efforts to stand for life made in His image and likeness and may He bless the land of the free and home of the brave.

Letter to the bishops:

Dear Bishop Dewane,

I understand the policies expressed by the Church in regards to not taking partisan positions in elections. However, standing against evil isn’t a partisan position. We are not injecting the Church into politics, the politicians have injected themselves onto the battlefield of life and death. We would be derelict to not respond. Lies are a staple of politicians and the media in election campaigns. We need to stand firm for the truth and not let our fellow Catholics be manipulated by the lies of modern culture.

The Democratic Party supports all five intrinsic evils of abortion, homosexual marriage, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, and human cloning in their platforms or through public policy. If not this, what does someone have to do to receive a rebuke from our bishops? Pope Francis had the fortitude to reject a nominated Ambassador from France due to his open homosexuality. In this country, we should follow the Pope’s example and reject those championing abortion and homosexual marriage in their party platform. They are campaigning for a job, nothing more. We should not hire them to make laws for us.

Scripture tells us there are four sins that cry out to God for vengeance: murder (Gen 4:10), sodomy (Gen 17:20-21), oppression of orphans and widows (Ex 2:23), and cheating laborers of their due (James 5:4). The first two of these are dealt with in my book—they are fundamentally in conflict with the moral law and always wrong no matter how they are conducted. There is no “right” way to do either of them. The latter two are subjects for public policy debates. No political party has a plank in their platform advocating for the oppression of orphans and widows or the cheating of laborers. These sins are only an issue in any election to the extent of conflicting perspectives on public policy. We may disagree how a party or politician goes about caring for orphans, widows, and laborers—but these are public policy debates, not intrinsic evil. Those in the Church arguing for the “Seamless Garment” approach err in giving equal weight to all of these issues.

Catholics represent as much as 25% of the electorate overall and as much as ⅓ in CA and NY. No politician should be able to advocate for intrinsic evil and expect Catholic votes—no politician can be elected without Catholic acquiescence in a national or state election. Yet, Catholics have split our vote down the middle for a number of election cycles. No one respects our priorities because we don’t stand for them ourselves, as a group. Unfortunately, most bishops have done next to nothing to correct this problem. Too many bishops waste political bandwidth explaining the priorities of the Church regarding immigration reform, publicly-funded healthcare, and climate change. The Church must speak as one about real and threatening evil.

Most responses I receive from dissenting bishops and priests regarding my efforts quote the need to maintain the Church’s tax-exempt status. How free are we when our Church considers Herself subject to the rules of government? The Church isn’t tax-exempt because of 501c3. She was tax-exempt before churches were added to the code in 1954. The Church is tax-exempt because she pre-dates the government and our Founding Fathers did not want to have government control of churches. It’s that simple. The 501c3 code is a primary example of the way government takes control… government says it is merely codifying an existing relationship and nothing will change. However, once codified, the government holds the threat to rescind the code. What should exist after the rescission is what existed for 200+ years before that… churches are still tax-exempt. That is not what the government says will happen, though, so the Church complies.

Churches were added to the 501c3 code as a tool of control and specifically to silence the Church and other non-profits. Sen. Lyndon Johnson did not like such organizations having a significant influence in shaping public policy. What we have become is direct result of this action. The Church has a greatly reduced influence in public life and intrinsic evil has become a staple of public policy. Are you aware that churches do not actually have to apply for 501c3 qualification? Almost all qualifying organizations must fill out IRS Forms 1023 and 1024. Churches are not required to file form 1023 because they are considered covered by 501c3 automatically. Donations to churches are automatically tax-deductible. Churches have a mandatory exception to filing tax returns. The IRS code automatically exempts churches from its basic requirements.

In short, the Catholic Church in America is voluntarily silent… and misguided. It is not an endorsement of the GOP to point out the evil supported by the Democratic Party. We don’t compromise our impartiality by opposing the sponsors of evil in positions of public authority. We have compromised our authority by our failure to do so. Will the GOP benefit from such condemnation in a two-party system? Yes. Should this potential indirect benefit silence us? No.

We are scandalized among even the atheists who wonder where our Catholic leaders are when the issues are so polarized and clear in our elections. Even our foes see that the Church is silent when it shouldn’t be. Unfortunately, the reality is that many of our bishops and priests support the Democratic Party. How can I say that many of you support the Democratic Party? What if I told you the USCCB came out in favor of tax cuts, strong national borders, and 2nd Amendment rights… you would logically conclude the Church favors the GOP.

Here’s the reality… the Church has been a major factor in pushing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), immigration reform, and we even have a Papal Encyclical on climate change. These are Democratic policy priorities and people rightly conclude the Church favors Democrat policies. Can there be any wonder at the confusion sown among the faithful? If you have followed the news, you can see the Democratic Party certainly knows who its enemies are… faithful Catholics. Their greatest fear is that the Church will do its duty and reject them. Your silence is their solace.

Msgr Charles Pope wrote an article that read like it came directly out of my book and posted it to Facebook in the 2016 election cycle. The one main difference between his article and my book? He said, “but I’m not going to name the party.” From that, there were posters on that thread who concluded they should inform their own consciences and choose “the lesser of two evils”—that was Hillary Clinton to them. Msgr Pope and I put that delusion to rest but this should be a wakeup call that there are too many who will take any amount of latitude perceived—no matter how infinitesimal—to vote for the party sponsoring intrinsic evils. The Church must be direct, forceful, and quick… before it’s too late. The Democrats have already made it clear that their number one priority is preserving Roe v Wade through the Supreme Court. To that end, they oppose anyone proposed by a GOP president—even before the name has been released. If they retake the Senate, they will use their power to prevent any more pro-life judges.

For their support of intrinsic evil, the Democrats should lose elections—and lose badly. My hope is that you and your fellow bishops and priests will make support for evil the next “third-rail” of politics that no politician or party would ever dare touch again.

Some bishops have spoken out. I call your attention to the bishops of Kansas standing as one in the last election cycle to tell their diocesan members they must vote with abortion at the forefront of their thoughts. Archbishop Aquila of Denver gave a very direct statement in support of this effort to confront evil. The most direct so far, though, has been Fr John Lankeit of the diocese of Phoenix during his homily at EWTN in the Fall of 2016. He laid out the issues and the Catholic position firmly and clearly as the voice of his Bishop. His example in every diocese of America would end State sponsorship of abortion. If you haven’t seen it, search for “Homily for October 2, 2016” on Youtube. I pray it may serve as a template to your own contemplations.

I look forward to discussing this with you further and will pray for our efforts as a Church to stand firmly against those who advocate for evil in public policy. As we celebrate the canonization of Jose Sanchez del Rio, may we all shout “Viva Cristo Rey!” at a government growing hostile to the Catholic Church.

If I am in error, I respectfully request your correction. If I am not in error, I urgently request your support.

Sincerely and respectfully,


KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; democrats; election; evil; prolife
If you've been on FreeRepublic for a while, you know that this is my personal crusade. I have been publishing voting guides since 2006 (see my homepage). My primary target is the bishops who can get the word out through all of the churches. We will win when the word gets far and wide. I sent this email to friends, priests and others across the country a few minutes ago. Please help.

On FreeRepublic, we want the Democrats and their liberal cohort to lose. I'm looking beyond that. I want them to lose specifically because they advocate for evil. Let their defeat be a warning to others to not bring these topics into our politics again.

Looking at this from a Sun Tzu perspective... this is another front in the war against the progressivism corroding our culture. Hit them from every angle.

1 posted on 07/30/2018 9:42:23 AM PDT by pgyanke
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To: Salvation

For your ping lists, if you deem it worthy.

2 posted on 07/30/2018 9:46:45 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: pgyanke

There are Christians, and there are those who call themselves Christians but are of the church of political correctness. PC is morality that comes from man, not God. If it comes from man then it comes from the world. It comes from the devil, the god of this world.

3 posted on 07/30/2018 9:48:19 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: pgyanke

**On FreeRepublic, we want the Democrats and their liberal cohort to lose. I’m looking beyond that. I want them to lose specifically because they advocate for evil. Let their defeat be a warning to others to not bring these topics into our politics again.**


4 posted on 07/30/2018 9:54:39 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: pgyanke; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

Catholic and pro-life Ping!

5 posted on 07/30/2018 9:55:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: pgyanke

Viva Cristo Rey bump

6 posted on 07/31/2018 4:16:43 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Live and Let Live.)
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To: Salvation

Thank you, my FRiend. God bless!

7 posted on 07/31/2018 5:42:08 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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