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Interesting article Rush Limbaugh mentions today over at Ricochet by Paul Rahe: Mr. Rahe writes American Catholicm's pact with the Devil describing the downward spiral Catholic leadership has taken since the 1930's.
They got in bed with socialist doctrine and are definitely paying the price right now with Washington communists who expect them to kowtow to their rule.
From Mr. Rahe:
"In the 1930s, the majority of the bishops, priests, and nuns sold their souls to the devil, and they did so with the best of intentions. In their concern for the suffering of those out of work and destitute, they wholeheartedly embraced the New Deal. They gloried in the fact that Franklin Delano Roosevelt made Frances Perkins – a devout Anglo-Catholic laywoman who belonged to the Episcopalian Church but retreated on occasion to a Catholic convent – Secretary of Labor and the first member of her sex to be awarded a cabinet post. And they welcomed Social Security – which was her handiwork. They did not stop to ponder whether public provision in this regard would subvert the moral principle that children are responsible for the well-being of their parents. They did not stop to consider whether this measure would reduce the incentives for procreation and nourish the temptation to think of sexual intercourse as an indoor sport. They did not stop to think.
In the process, the leaders of the American Catholic Church fell prey to a conceit that had long before ensnared a great many mainstream Protestants in the United States – the notion that public provision is somehow akin to charity – and so they fostered state paternalism and undermined what they professed to teach: that charity is an individual responsibility and that it is appropriate that the laity join together under the leadership of the Church to alleviate the suffering of the poor. In its place, they helped establish the Machiavellian principle that underpins modern liberalism – the notion that it is our Christian duty to confiscate other people’s money and redistribute it.
At every turn in American politics since that time, you will find the hierarchy assisting the Democratic Party and promoting the growth of the administrative entitlements state. At no point have its members evidenced any concern for sustaining limited government and protecting the rights of individuals. It did not cross the minds of these prelates that the liberty of conscience which they had grown to cherish is part of a larger package – that the paternalistic state, which recognizes no legitimate limits on its power and scope, that they had embraced would someday turn on the Church and seek to dictate whom it chose to teach its doctrines and how, more generally, it would conduct its affairs.
I would submit that the bishops, nuns, and priests now screaming bloody murder have gotten what they asked for. The weapon that Barack Obama has directed at the Church was fashioned to a considerable degree by Catholic churchmen. They welcomed Obamacare. They encouraged Senators and Congressmen who professed to be Catholics to vote for it."
Read the rest here... When you get in bed with the devil's minions of socialism-marxism- communism - seems like you just may get some unexpected outcomes.
Ann Barnhardt tells Roman Catholics bishops and priests to man up and FIGHT! Ann says they cannot sit there and pray this away: "Action is the point of your existence and the point of your vocation.
The so-called Obama Compromise on contraception, sterilization, and abortifacient coverage is pure, dripping, sulfuric evil from the pit of hell. And anyone who can't see it is either a Marxist who is in league with the devil himself, or is stupid to the point of being unfit to walk the streets without direct supervision. Like I said, let the great and terrible sifting of men begin.
Obama said this morning that insurance coverage provided by religious institutions who object to BABY KILLING will simply call the BABY KILLING coverage "free", as in provided "gratis" by the insurance company itself, but still included in the coverage.
HOW FRICKING STUPID DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO NOT SEE THAT THIS IS A STONE-COLD CON, AND A STUPID CON AT THAT?
Nothing is free. The only people who think that there is "free" anything are slackjawed, mouth-breathing imbeciles and those who are in league with satan. An insurance policy that doesn't cover contraception, sterilization and abortifacients (with zero copay, too, don't forget) costs, let's say $200 per month. Add the BABY KILLING ASPECTS outlined above and the cost is, let's say, $220 per month. Obama is saying that the religious organizations will still pay the $220 but lie to themselves and to God and claim that the $220 doesn't cover BABY KILLING, the women will still get their BABY KILLING coverage with zero copay, and the insurance company will just say, "yeah, we threw that in for free".
HOW STUPID, HOW STUPID, HOW STUPID do you have to be to fall for this abject BULLSHIT?
So now, not only does Obama demand that the Church pay for BABY KILLING, but now Obama is saying that the Church has to break the Eighth Commandment by LYING to itself, to those it provides insurance for, to the citizens of the United States, to the entire world, and to God Himself and claim that they aren't REALLY providing BABY KILLING coverage.
Barack Obama and his regime are a collective anti-christ from the pit of hell itself. You priests and bishops need to wake the hell up and get this through your thick skulls.
YOU DON'T COMPROMISE WITH EVIL. You don't DIALOG WITH SATAN. YOU DON'T PLAY POLITICS AND NEGOTIATE WITH A DEMON.
You hoist the banner of Christ, fix your bayonet and charge that son of a bitch with every ounce of strength you have, and then you fight until either the enemy is totally defeated, or you are dead. That's your choice, gentlemen. That's your VOCATION. The war is begun. You either fight OR SHUT UP AND GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY, and then beg God to have mercy on your pathetic, faithless, cowardly ass whilst others take up your slack and die in your stead."