I won’t suggest that Democrats and professions of deep Christian faith go together like oil and water, but pretty damn close. The reason being, card-carrying liberals tend to believe in “a few things” deemed not very Christian at all by other believers and particularly members of the clergy. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a perfect example.
lunatic Speaker has long been known for her protestations of “deep Catholic faith,” the “power of prayer,” and other such thing believed by, um, believers. The problem with Pelosi has been her propensity to trot out her religion card at politically opportune times.
One such time occurred in June 2013, when Pelosi attempted to explain her staunch support for on-demand abortion. While defending her support for late-term abortion, Pelosi referred to — let’s be honest — the murder of unborn children as “sacred ground.” As a result — which has happened numerous times — various Church organizations, including the Archdiocese of San Francisco, have threatened to pursue ex-communication of Pelosi, so far to no avail.
–@Pastor_Gabe: Their objective is specifically to get Christians to vote for the party which upholds as a foundational value the murder of unborn children, something Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has even called “sacred ground.”https://t.co/uaIPOMK8Ry
— The Majesty’s Men (Gab @themajestysmen) (@themajestysmen) October 7, 2020
Next up we have self-described “devout Catholic” Joe Biden, another staunch supporter of abortion-on-demand, who declared during the 2020 presidential campaign that he views abortion as an “essential health care service.” Pope Francis objected to Biden’s description, and in February a leading Catholic Bishop excoriated Biden over the claim — and pointedly told him to stop making the claim that he is a “devout Catholic,” explaining in a statement that Catholocism doesn’t support the view of Biden and others on the left.
Devout Catholic Joe Biden defies Vatican to double down on support for same-sex unionshttps://t.co/ZIgHJNsVQZ
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) March 16, 2021
Now, a Catholic priest in Buckeye, Arizona, has vowed to never give Biden communion until he publicly repents for his sins. Father William Kosko of St. Henry’s Parish said he would welcome Biden to attend Mass but not to participate in communion unless he repents.
Devout Catholic Joe Biden At Odds With Pope On Gay Marriage, White House Confirms https://t.co/Z8XMal0PcS
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 15, 2021
Check it out — I’m pretty sure the father wasn’t kidding.
“Over my dead body; not until he repents. He’s a public figure. He needs to publicly repent, and we need to pray for his conversion.”
Yeah, well, father, I don’t mean to rain on your confessional parade, but “devout Catholic” Joe Biden ain’t gonna publicly repent or pray for his conversion about any such thing.
Moreover, Biden — along with Pelosi and other “deep faith” Democrats, and others who support a bunch of stuff opposed by most people of faith — does not in the least see his views that are antithetical to his professed faith as sins.
The reason being, anything and everything the left supports, opposes, accepts, or rejects? Yeah, they view those things as blessings — blessings that can be connected to the voting booth with no more than two dots.
Catholic Priest William Kosco in Buckeye, AZ tell parishioners that Joe Biden’s “ideas are not welcome here…Would you give him communion? No. Over my dead body. Not until he repents.” pic.twitter.com/0iHsJcTO7c
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) March 20, 2021
The priest continued his onslaught against Biden.
“I’ll probably get my butt kicked, but it’s the right thing to do. Woe to me if I don’t preach the Gospel. God help us!”
Butt-kicking — by the left — aside, Father Kosko, your boldness, and courage to preach strength to power (or however that goes), is to be commended by God-fearing Christians everywhere. But look at the shot this no-doubt-hypocritical Twitter user took.
“While his church enjoys 501(c)(3) tax exempt status as non-political, he continues his attack on Biden.”
You ever drop by a black church where one of the race-hustling Bobbsey twins — “Rev.” Jesse Jackson on “Rev.” Al Sharpton — is in town to deliver the sermon? No? How about “Brother Malik” — AKA: Malik Zulu Shabazz — who in 2011 said of then-President Barack Obama, for behaving “too white”:
“His beautiful daughters should walk out on this bamboozling, buck-dancing Tom. Oh yeah, I said it. We’ve held back on this Negro for a long time.”
Remember when you went after these guys and their churches over their tax-exempt status? Me neither. Sit down, Scooter. Thanks for playing.
While his church enjoys 501(c)(3) tax exempt status as non-political, he continues his attack on Biden. pic.twitter.com/xtEJhCf5pS
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) March 20, 2021
None of us is in a position to judge the faith of Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, or anyone else. But many of us — particularly those of us who loathe hypocrisy — are in a position to call it out when we see it. But from a faith-based perspective, it seems to me that failing to believe something supported or rejected by one’s professed faith is one thing. Lying about “that thing” and exploiting it for political expedience is a whole nother ballgame.