J Robert Smith
- Feb. 7, 2020
- 4 min read
Oh, I can hear your reply before you even open your mouth, Mr. Buttigieg. It is as predictable as the sunrise. “You’re missing the point” you say. “This is not about sex. It is about marriage.” Well, aside from the transparent incongruity of this claim, let’s cut to the chase and close with this: What gives you the right to redefine a sacrament of the church? You don’t get to make up your own Christianity. You also don’t get to make up your own Jesus, and in case you missed it, He is explicitly clear on His definition of marriage: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
Pelosi, D-Calif., who is Catholic, said in an appearance that day on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that church leaders for centuries had not been able to agree on when life begins. [snip]
An Aug. 25 statement by Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia and Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., said the church since the first century “has affirmed the moral evil of every abortion.”
“The teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable,” the statement said. “Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law.”
— Catholic Review, January 19, 2012 via the Archdiocese of Baltimore
It’s always interesting to see people twist Christian teaching and laws to rationalize their behaviors. It’s become a way with Democrats who claim faith in God.
But for Nancy Pelosi and Pete Buttigieg, it’s not just about explaining away their choices and actions. They’re meshing their political worldviews and agendas with Christianity. Why, it seems they’re veering toward theocracy. For them, though, its likely pseudo-religious. It masks a tendency by leftists toward secular tyranny.
Theocracy is quite cynical, actually. It’s a gross conceit. Nancy and Pete are appointing themselves interpreters of faith, regardless explicit biblical teachings. And interlocutors for God.
Pelosi and Buttigieg offend by grafting Christianity onto their partisan positions to cloak their partisanship. Christianity is a tool in their hands, shielding them as they quest for worldly power. Sanctimony, cynicism, and power lust combined are dangerous in politicians.
Buttigieg doesn’t like it, but the practice of homosexuality is a sin, per biblical teachings. There’s no wiggle room. And there’s no point boring readers with biblical passages affirming the sin of homosexual practice. Bibles, hardcopy and virtual, are accessible to all.
This from Pete Buttigieg per Everett Piper’s article in the Washington Times:
“My [homosexual] marriage ” said Mr. Buttigieg, “has made me a better man. And yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God If being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far above my pay grade. That’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand, that if you have a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
As Piper commented, you don’t get to cook up your own Christianity. No one is taking Buttigieg to task for who he is – that’s diversionary. The bible is unambiguous about Buttigieg’s actions, though. Buttigieg telling Mike Pence that his quarrel is with God is more chaff. It’s Buttigieg who has an issue with God’s Word.
Buttigieg has also invoked God on other issues. He’s arrogantly asserted that Republicans are now barred from using the language of faith because of President Trump’s immigration policies.
Worse, Buttigieg claims that life doesn’t begin until “first breath.” Meaning, until a baby draws a first breath, he or she is fair game to be aborted. That would be abortion up to seconds before a baby breathes.
From the Federalist, September 6, 2019:
Buttigieg, an adamantly progressive pro-choice candidate who often references his Christian faith on the campaign trail, used the Bible to try to justify his claim on The Breakfast Club podcast.
“There’s a lot of parts of the bible that talk about how life begins with breath,” Buttigieg said. “Even that is something that we can interpret differently.”
This is a prime example of Buttigieg’s make-it-up-as-you-go Christianity. The bible is full of references to the sanctity of life and human life coming into being at conception. Buttigieg willfully cherry picks and misrepresents Christian doctrine to justify what is near-birth abortion – or, simply, out-and-out infanticide. His “first breath” declaration is morally perverse and unjustified biblically.
Nancy Pelosi claims to be a practicing Catholic, though it’s very much on her terms. As the Catholic Review made clear, the Catholic Church’s teaching on when life begins is unambiguous.
Life starts at concept. Pelosi’s support for abortion is a mortal sin. She should be denied the Eucharist, which is central to the Catholic faith – its communion with God. Sinners aren’t barred from communion, of course, because every human sins. But knowingly embracing mortal sin and not seeking repentance and atonement defies God’s will. Yet Pelosi persists in her disrespect of Catholic instruction. She makes false claims about the Church’s laws. Pelosi aggregates to herself the right to define Catholicism and use it as a means of advancing her pro-abortion agenda. Dare we venture that God isn’t pleased?
The trends on the left and among Democrats, who are mostly leftists, are intriguing. On the one hand, we have Pelosi and Buttigieg exhibiting theocratic impulses. On the other, there’s the steady advance of atheism, with its chauvinism and relentless efforts to bully faith from the public square. Secular tyranny is the turf of godless leftists.
How this conflict resolves itself among leftists and Democrats is critically worth watching. Either way, Americans devoted to liberty need to defeat whichever prevails.
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