Well I just can’t resist this. The Catholic Bishops have truly gone off the deep end or just simply thrown themselves off the cliff. They are not lemmings, but true leaders following the word of God. That is what they say. Trouble with that argument: nowhere in the Bible is there anything about contraception. Oh they will quote you Genesis 38:8-10; And Judah said unto Onan , go in unto they brother’s wife and marry her, and raise up see to they brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also. This is what they use to justify the ban on contraception. The death of the poor man.
The truth is, is that there is no passage in the Bible that supports a ban on contraception. It doesn’t exists. It is not a proclamation come from God to anyone that calls themselves Christian. Not even Catholics. It is a law laid out by the pope, a man who pretends to be God and speaks as one. He is not God. All this talk about the sanctity of life, but an ignoring of the living. It is a church doctrine created by man and not by God. The pope speaks and all are to follow. Contraception is immoral so what are they saying? All Catholics are immoral. How dare they tell me that I am immoral? Wait a minute, I am not Catholic, thank God. Shame on Catholics. The Bishops have taken a position that the only way to save their flock is to deny healthcare to Catholic women and by extension to all women. They are telling us that women prefer immorality and good healthcare to so-called damnation. We are evil.
The Bishops have joined that Republican party. They now work for them. They read letters against contraception from the pulpit. That is political speech, partisan political speech. They have tax-exempt status. How now can they claim to continue to want no tax. They should register an extreme Republican political action committee rather than remain a tax exempt religious institution outside the bounds of politics. They are working for the Republican party. Part of that dreaded 1% and they love it.
This is a fight for authority over U.S. flock. Catholics here are supposed to follow their moral authority. They want to speak for the Church once again. They have no authority and have lost their clout and standing. They have no real authority over “Catholic” colleges or university or hospitals. They are independently owned. They can have the word “Catholic” removed, but beyond that they have no power. The use of “Religious liberty” is excuse. No one is infringing on their right to worship. No one is taking that right away from them. Contraception is already included in health insurance as part of their plans. No one forces you to use it. Just as if your religious beliefs tell you abortion is wrong, no one forces you to have one.
George Carlin said the following:
Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus, from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you. They don’t want to hear from you. No nothing. No neo-natal care, no day care, no Head Start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re pre-born, you’re fine. If you’re pre-school, you’re f$$$ed.
I have noticed that Catholic leaders will froth at the mouth and agitate over hot topics like access to condoms and family planning, but their fervor fails greatly when it comes to the plight of the poor. There has always been a total disconnect between the church’s concern for life at conception as opposed to life in process. They ignore and remain silent on their sexual abuse cases. What is that old line….”People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” The Church and the GOP are trying to turn the clock back. One can only wonder what witches brew Republicans the church are drinking from if they think this is an issue that will win them any major support.
Every woman in the country will see it for what it is, a naked attempt by powerful men to once again gain control over them and their bodies. Fighting the contraception issue makes the church look once again like it is targeting women. Presidential candidates in line step with the Bishops. Santorum came out firing against contraception of any kind. He might be over compensating for the fact that his wife once lived for many ears with an abortion doctor.
They have all lost their sense of reality. They long for the old days. They have forgotten what century they line in.
There is but once solution: GET THE FLOCK OUT!!!!!!!