Gee really? What a mensch. See the Midwest Conservative Journal’s fisk of the Archbishop titled appropriately, And now….idiots.
Archive for September, 2010
From an entry from Tom Peters here: http://catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=10457&cpage=2. One commentor chimed in:
So: “he has said he is prolife and supports marriage”. Really!!?? 1) On August 23, 2010, Christie nominated an activist supporter of gay marriage to the NJ State Commission on Civil Rights, Joan Rivitz. 2) In 2009, running in the GOP gubernatorial primary, he stated during a National Public Radio interview that “[a]s governor of New Jersey I would enforce the law as it stands in the country now which is Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and you have to enforce the law if you’re governor and I would.” 3) The only prolife member of Christie’s cabinet is his Commissioner of Agriculture, Hal Wirth. Please look at the facts and disregard the hype about Christie. There are too many sychophants, toadies and lackies out there who buy all the talk from Christie and ignore the facts.
I thanked him for the info and added that I would rather we start parsing the facts now rather than wait until six months before the election when it is too late and we are stuck with, “Well, he’s not perfect, but at least he is better than [insert pro-abortion monster here], so if you don’t vote for him, you are more interested in your own purity than helping the country”. To wit: Most of us would not vote for a Klansman for city dog-catcher. Abortion-supporting candidates for President should get the same treatment.
The Guardian, Wednesday 15 September 2010
We, the undersigned, share the view that Pope Ratzinger [In Italy this is not an uncommon way to refer to a Pope. Everywhere else it could be tinged with insult.] should not be given the honour of a state visit to this country. We believe that the pope, as a citizen of Europe and the leader of a religion with many adherents in the UK, is of course free to enter and tour our country. However, as well as a religious leader, the pope is a head of state, and the state and organisation of which he is head has been responsible for:
Opposing the distribution of condoms and so increasing large families in poor countries and the spread of Aids. [Among other things, they don’t help.]Promoting segregated education. [Silly.]
Denying abortion to even the most vulnerable women. [Abortion denies life itself to a vulnerable person, lots of them female.]
Opposing equal rights for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people. [Laws should reflect nature and God’s laws.]
Failing to address the many cases of abuse of children within its own organisation. [I think it would be interesting to look at the careers of all the people who signed this and all the organizations they have started or worked for.]
The state of which the pope is head has also resisted signing many major human rights treaties and has formed its own treaties (“concordats”) with many states which negatively affect the human rights of citizens of those states. [Gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.] In any case, we reject the masquerading of the Holy See as a state [The Holy See is a state. It is not an act.] and the pope as a head of state as merely a convenient fiction [The Pope is a head of state. These people apparently are detached from reality.] to amplify the international influence of the Vatican. [The Vatican has been around for a while, and actually has influence. Most of the undersigned are masquerading as… what… people other people have heard of, perhaps? Let’s see about them:]