Just like Moses wandered in the desert for 40 years - Will it take another 40 years for more Catholics to realize that the Democratic Party does not adhere to Christian values?
Bishop Tobin’s long-overdue abandonment of the un-Christian Democrat Party
Patriot Update – Calvin Freiburger – 8/20/2013
Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin of Rhode Island has recently made headlines by revealing that he has ended his 40-year affiliation with the Democrat Party, registering as a Republican this January.
He says his breaking point was the “just awful” 2012 Democrat National Convention, in which the party formally endorsed same-sex marriage and solidified its endorsement of abortion and radicalized its official abortion stance, deleting the platitude that killing unborn babies should be “rare” and vowing to “oppose any and all efforts” to restrict it, “regardless of ability to pay.” Presumably the spectacle of convention-goers raucously booing an attempt to reinstate an innocuous reference to Americans’ “God-given” potential also made an impression.
“I just said I can’t be associated structurally with that group, in terms of abortion and NARAL and Planned Parenthood and [the] same-sex marriage agenda and cultural destruction I saw going on,” Tobin says.
Tobin qualifies his remarks by saying, “it’s a complex world and a complex church,” and that liberal lawmakers “are very good and very supportive” on other issues—the so-called social justice umbrella. This is how liberals who profess to be believers often rationalize their stance—Dems are bad on abortion and homosexuality, but Republicans aren’t there for the little guy, so it all evens out, right?
But this fundamentally misrepresents the Bible’s teachings on both the right to life and charity. Abortion is an intrinsic evil, an act of direct violence against innocent children that cannot be tolerated. If you take God seriously, you have no choice but to oppose it however you can, and to avoid any form of acceptance or promotion of it.
“Charity can only be charity when it is voluntary. Coerced acts, no matter how beneficial or well-intentioned, cannot be moral. If we force people to give to the poor, we have stripped away the moral component, reducing charity to mere income redistribution […] All people have the moral obligation to care for those who are less fortunate. But replacing morality with legality is the first step in replacing church, religion and conscience with government, politics and majority vote.
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