Can you be a Christian/Catholic in good standing and be a Democrat? If you are serious person of faith, that should be a no-brainer of a question. Start from the Ten Commandments and go from there: Thou Shalt Not Kill. There is no footnote stating, “Except in cases of necessary abortions or that you don’t want your baby or the baby would be an inconvenience . . .”
Now that the evil powers that be have made an inroad in legitimizing the brutal murder of babies even once they exit the womb ‘in error’, who is next on the disposal agenda or the unwanted? In one country, they pride themselves on not having Downs babies . . .they are aborted once this is detected in the womb. In other countries, the elderly and people with mental disorders are sanctioned to be ‘put out of their misery’ based on everyone’s decision but their own.
Two elections in a row, however, the Catholics/Christians easily voted in a president who sanctioned abortion and supported it with our taxpayer funds. He even said that he ‘wouldn’t want his daughter burdened with an unwanted baby’.
We have family that no longer speaks to us because we are Conservative Republicans yet they consider themselves to be Catholic. Thankfully, they just went silent whereas people in our parish actually denounced our voting choices and no longer speak with us. One woman even indicated that the economy should come first in determining our vote.
It makes me day dream about having pastors (the ones that didn’t vote Democratic!) stand at the pulpit, some day, and directly ask the congregation: Can YOU be a good Christian/Catholic and vote Democrat? And, if you think so, can you explain?
Can’t see it happening to any degree and any time soon as the fact that abortion/infanticide is gradually becoming the law of the land and not a word from the pulpit or a mention in the prayer petitions has been made.
“Any Catholic or Mother who can look at their Children and then go out to Vote Democrat knowing the Democrat Party fully supports the Killing of Babies with a Heartbeat are “NOT” True Catholic or a Mother.”
What is interesting is how many women seem to think this is justifiable. Former president obama was very pro-abortion. During his term in the Senate, he tried to overturn the ‘born alive’ act for babies who survived abortion. Yet, even though that information was very much available, over 50% of the Catholic vote went to him in both elections.
Hillary clinton ran on a strong abortion platform and, to this day, I have relatives who don’t keep in contact because they resent me having voted for President Trump rather than the first woman to ever run.
To be a Catholic means (at least to me!) is obedience to the Ten Commandments and the Laws of the Church. Thou Shalt Not Kill is very much in evidence in said Ten Commandments. Sad to say, however, during the last three presidential elections, nothing was said from the pulpit about voting what is right over what is politically pleasing. Also, since I read that the Catholic Bishops are against the wall and since 50% of the Catholic vote went to obama’s elections, I’m thinking many of our spiritual leaders in the church voted political agendas over the safety of the unborn. Yes, you can offer a multitude of prayers for the safety of our future born and unborn babies but if you don’t follow through with Christlike values when you vote, you are party of the death squad.
Here is a horrendous statistic: Every Democratic candidate running for the presidential nomination is in favor of late-term abortion and infanticide. Should be a party-changer in an informed, Christian world. The last three presidential elections showed me, however, that even within the context of Christians/Catholics worshipping on Sunday, their faith had nothing to do with their vote.
The past week or so, one of the ongoing conversations has been on the subject of abortion. Now, abortion is usually in the forefront of any Christian Pro-life Conservative mind but recent ‘advances’ in the process of an abortion has raised horrible mental images and fears in the heart of people who recognized abortion for what it is . . . the painful, horrible, brutal death of an innocent baby. Several states have increased the distasteful methods of depriving the world of people that could grow up and be the answer to many problems. Instead, the leftist politicians and people have made sure that many of the future possibilities of the world will not make it past their actual birth day. One politician actually went so far as to say that an ‘abortion’ after a live birth was a definite possibility. People applauded and smiled over the advancement of ‘reproductive health’ for the mothers. To me, reproductive means to reproduce and nothing comes of the ‘reproductive health’ procedure but a dead baby for whom even the parents will not give a decent burial. Many doctors/medical schools actually use fetal tissue and, in spite of many rebuttals, planned parenthood is selling discarded babies for money. Do people realize that actual fetal cells have been used in the development of foods that are on the market or in beauty products?
Given the seriousness of this downward evolution of human thinking, I wondered how the subject would be handled at Mass this morning. I thought for sure that there would be something mentioned in the prayer petitions at Mass . . . Not a word! In fact, thinking back over the years, I distinctly recall the 10th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. We went to an afternoon Mass with prayers in mind for that event and wondered what the presiding priest would be preaching on that. Again, not a word which puzzled me given the ten year anniversary of this and the Catholic acknowledgment and viewpoint given at Mass that would surely happen.
There is definitely a change in the world and not to the good. We have a president and vice president that defend life and want to ban, at least, the horrors of late-term abortions yet the Democrats go out of their way to protect the sin of murder on the most helpless of beings. One congresswoman even went as far to say that the president wanting to ban late-term abortions was so sad. Then we have the women who brag about how many abortions they have had without a problem. For me, two decisions are often made that results in an unwanted pregnancy: immorality that brings around that particular near-occasion of sin and a lack of taking any precautions. That, however, in a sane world is where the woman’s decisions come into play. Once she is pregnant, her decisions should stop short of killing the innocent bystander, the baby.
Although the Catholics who publicly vote for such measures against the unborn children have already, by their public display of their support, have excommunicated themselves, it would be a good example to everyone if our bishops would confirm the excommunication and the pope would support it. Remember, too, that if you vote for politicians that support this vile means of providing a convenient end to a ‘problem’, you also share in the death of each and every child who died because your vote helped yet another pro-abort advocate into office.
The even worst aspect of all this? The various ‘catholic’ groups that support abortion and even the current agenda. It is beyond me why anyone who doesn’t respect life decides to continue in the faith that does respect life and then try to change the mind of the Catholic Church.
So sad to think that this cartoon isn’t all that funny when you see much of the same happening in today’s world and in today’s churches. Pastors and ministers to tread softly in the face of today’s immorality, abortion issues, faith, etc., are actually the problem.