Bishops to Parishoners: Vote This Way or Go to Hell


Election day is nearly here and the Catholic church is doing everything it can to ensure its parishioners know how the leadership wants them to vote. As the country gets closer to the day of reckoning, the religious body is becoming less and less subtle in the fine art of advocating without technically endorsing actual parties or candidates.

The newest push comes from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the form of the “US Bishops Faithful Citizenship Material.” The insert, which the group has encouraged church leaders to provide to their parishioners, reminds voters that to be good Catholics, they need to toe line when it comes to marriage, abortion, stem cell research, euthanasia and “religious liberty.”

The USCCB church insert making the rounds prior to election day make it clear that “life” is the key issue as a means of “preventing evil,” a duty that the bishops are giving extensive priority over the act of “doing good.”

There are some things we must never do, as individuals or as a society, because
they are always incompatible with love of God and neighbor. These intrinsically
evil acts must always be rejected and never supported. A preeminent example
is the intentional taking of human life through abortion. It is always morally
wrong to destroy innocent human beings. A legal system that allows the right to
life to be violated on the grounds of choice is fundamentally flawed.

Interestingly, the USCCB states that Catholics are not “single issue” voters, then urges them to remember that the single issue of abortion constitutes an inherent evil, which should automatically make a candidate unsupportable.

As Catholics we are not single-issue voters. A candidate’s position on a
single issue is not sufficient to guarantee a voter’s support. Yet a candidate’s position on a single issue that involves an intrinsic evil, such as support for legal
abortion or the promotion of racism, may legitimately lead a voter to disqualify
a candidate from receiving support.

The Bishops’ political strong-arming is referenced in Green Bay, Wisconsin Bishop David Ricken’s letter to his own flock. In the letter, Bishop Ricken explains that those who don’t vote for candidates who follow the church’s social issues stances when they vote literally put their immortal souls in danger of damnation.

“A well-formed Christian conscience does not permit one to vote for a political program that contradicts fundamental contents of faith and morals. Some candidates and one party have even chosen some of these as their party’s or their personal political platform. To vote for someone in favor of these positions means that you could be morally ‘complicit’ with these choices which are intrinsically evil. This could put your own soul in jeopardy.”

Missing from Rickon’s line up of Catholic values to support is a dedication to helping the poor, unless you count the mention of many of the area residents who are being assisted through Catholic charities, charities the Bishop insists must be kept free of government interference.

Bishop Edward J. Burns of Anchorage, Alaska is more open to the idea that caring for the needy is part of Catholic values, and one that must be weighed by voters along with the conservative social issues. In his own letter, published in the Juneau Empire, Bishop Burns advises:

Congressman Ryan has been a resolute advocate of Catholic moral teaching on the defense of the unborn and traditional marriage between one man and one woman. However, the Federal budget that he has proposed could do harm to the poor and vulnerable by neglecting their legitimate needs. For example, Congressman Ryan proposed a budget that has received a critique by the Domestic Justice and Human Development and International Justice and Peace committees of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, stating that “a just spending bill cannot rely on disproportionate cuts in essential services to poor and vulnerable persons.”

Those two sentences serve as the counter balance to five paragraphs urging readers to vote for the moral order of preserving life. “While democracy is the best means whereby citizens participate in the political governance of the country, it is only successful when first and foremost there is a complete and thorough understanding of human life and dignity. The attack against the very essence of human life, such as abortion, constitutes an intrinsic evil.”

Vote as we tell you to, or be prepared for an eternity in Hell? That’s a pretty strong sentiment, and it’s one that Catholic voters may be ready to reject. According to a new poll out by the American Civil Liberties Union and Catholics for Choice, most Americans, even a vast majority of Catholics, disagree with the USCCB’s attempts to coerce them into accepting a worldview under the guise of religious liberty. Catholic laypeople reject by large margins allowing Catholic hospitals to refuse to provide necessary abortions or emergency contraception, allowing businesses with religious owners to refuse to provide insurance coverage including birth control, or even letting the Bishops try to influence their parishioners at the ballot box in the first place.

“This poll comes at an important time as the bishops ramp up their opposition to contraceptive coverage,” said Sara Hutchinson, domestic program director at Catholics for Choice via statement. “It shows the rift between what the bishops would like all of us to think and what Americans and American Catholics actually think, as well as what we truly want and how we will vote on these issues.”

Will voters side with the bishops, or pick candidates who best represent their vision for the country, and in how many cases will the two actually overlap?

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  • forced-birth-rape

    Christians are LIARS. Bible god is in no way pro-life, but he does love to torture women and little girls with pregnancy and childbirth. Any one can read the bible and see they are LIARS.

     

    What the bible says about cannibalism.

     

     

    Christian bible god is pro-people eating their children.

     

    Leviticus 26:29

    “You shall eat the flesh of your sons and of your daughters.”

     

    Jeremiah 19:3

    “And say, Hear the word of the Lord, O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. Thus says the Lord of hosts, The God of Israel: Behold, I am going to bring such evil upon this place that the ears of whoever hears of it will tingle.”

     

    Jeremiah 19:9

    “And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and their daughters, and they shall eat each one the flesh of his neighbor and friend in the siege and in the distress with which their enemies and those who seek their lives distress them.”

     

     

    What the bible says about little girl rape.

     

    Christian bible god saves man, Lot, who offers, NO begs, that a gang of rapist men take his two virgin daughters and gang-rapes them.

     

    Genesis 19:8 

    “Look now, I have two daughters who are virgins; let me, I beg of you, bring them out to you, and you can do as you please with them. But only do nothing to these men, for they have came under the protection of my roof.”

     

    Numbers

    31: 17 “Now therefore, KILL every male among the little ones, and Kill every woman who is not a virgin.

     

    31:18 “But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him keep alive for yourselves.” 

     

    Christian bible god telling soldiers to rape twelve and thirteen year old virgin girls.

     

    Peter one of Jesus Christ chosen twelve, calls Lot, a man who offered up two virgin girls to be gang-raped, righteous. Did Jesus Christ know Peters character before choosing him? Yes he did, and he chose a man, Peter, who called pro-gang-rape of virgin girls “Lot” righteous. Jesus Christ did not pick any sexually abused women as apostles, only rape is irrelevant men.

     

    2 Peter 2:7

    “And He rescued righteous Lot, greatly worn out distressed by the wanton ways of the ungodly and lawless.”

     

    Obviously gang rape of virgin girls is very Christian-bible-god, godly.

     

    The pro-rape bible says if a man rapes a girl the father of the girl can sale her to her rapist. If the girls hymen has already been promised to another man the rapist gets put to death for stealing the mans hymen which happens to be in the raped girls body. How the girl feels is irrelevant, its about what the girls father can get out of her rape and that another mans opportunity to break a hymen got stole from HIM.

     

    Deuteronomy 22: 28-29

    “If a man finds a girl who is a virgin, who is not betrothed, and he seizes her and lies with her and they are found, Then the man who lay with her shall give to the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her; he may not divorce her all his days.”

     

    The Pro-Rape bible consistently condemns none virgin women and girls.But it does not consistently condemn the men who rape them.

     

     

    The Ten Commandments does not say, Do not Rape. Jesus Christ never said, Do not Rape.

     

     

     

    Christian bible god is a happy-go-lucky self proclaimed baby killer.

     

    Isaiah 13:16

    “Their infants also will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished.”

     

    Ezekiel 9:6

    “Slay outright the elderly, the young man and the virgin, the infant and the woman; but do not touch or go near anyone whom is the mark. Begin at My sanctuary. So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple [who did not have the Lord's mark on their foreheads].”

     

    2 Kings 2:23-24

    “He went up from Jericho to Bethel. On the way, young [maturing and accountable] boys came out of the city and mocked him and said to him, Go up [in a whirlwind], you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!

     

    And he turned around and looked at them and called a curse down on them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and ripped up forty-two of the boys.”

     

    2 Kings 15:16

    “Then Menahem smote Tiphsah and all who were in it and its territory from tirzah on; he attacked it because they did not open to him. And all the women there who were with child we ripped up.”

     

    Hosea 13:16

    “Samaria shall bear her guilt and become desolate, for she rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword, their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women shall be ripped up.”

     

    1 Samuel 15:3

    “Now go and smite Amalek and utterly destroy all they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.”

     

     

    PSALM 137:9

    “Happy and blessed shall he be who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock!”

     

     

    Christian bible god making sure women and little girls know they are crap in his eyes.

     

     

    Genesis 3:16

    “I will greatly multiply your grief and your suffering in pregnancy and the pangs of childbearing; with spasms of distress you will bring forth children. Yet your desire and cravings will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”

     

     

    Exodus 21:7

    “If a man sells his daughter to be a maidservant or a bondwoman, she shall not go out [in six years] as menservants do.”  Christian bible god pro-female slavery.

     

    Leviticus 12:1

    “And the Lord said to Moses, Say to the Israelites, if a woman conceives and bears a male child, she shall be unclean seven days, unclean as during her monthly discomfort.”

     

    Leviticus 12:5 “But if the child she bears is a girl, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her periodic impurity, and she shall remain separated sixty-six days to be purified [from her loss] of blood.” Baby girls make their mothers extra dirty.

     

     

    Leviticus 27:1-7

    “And The Lord said to Moses,

     

    2: Say to the Israelites, when a man shall make a special vow of persons to the Lord at your valuation,

    3: Then your valuation of a male from twenty years old to sixty years old shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

    4: And if the person is female, your valuation shall be thirty shekels.

    5: And if the person is from five years old up to twenty years old, then your valuation shall be for the male twenty shekels and for the female ten shekels.

    6: And if a child is from a month up to five years old, then your valuation shall be for the male five shekels of silver and for the female three shekels.”

     

    Christian bible god makes sure women and little girls know they are worth less then men and boys. People who teach this extremely hurtful, hateful crap to their little girls are just penis worshipers.

     

    Christians promote bible verses that benefit their agendas and flatter their egos, and sweep under the rug like liars bible verses that don’t.

     

    Their life manual (the bible) testifies against them that it was written for slave owners, and little girl rapist.

     

     

    If these bible verses are not true then the Ten Commandments and the creation story is not true either.

     

     

    If you care about women and little girls, RAPED little girls, quit letting these misogynistic people get away with their woman and little girl hurting lies.

  • forced-birth-rape

    “The Catholic Church is working against the interests of child abuse victims in state legislatures around the country. In recent weeks, lobbying by the church has blocked measures in Wisconsin, Arizona and Connecticut intended to widen the legal window for victims to file lawsuits against hidden predators.”

     

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/opinion/16sun2.html?_r=0

     

    “Church excommunicates mother of 9-year-old rape victim – but not accused rapist.”

    A senior Vatican cleric has defended the Catholic Church’s decision to excommunicate the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old rape victim who had a life-saving abortion in Brazil.”

    “Police believe the girl was sexually assaulted for years by her stepfather, possibly since she was six. That she was four months pregnant with twins emerged only after she was taken to hospital complaining of severe stomach pains.”

     

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/church-excommunicates-mother-of-9yearold-rape-victim-ndash-but-not-accused-rapist-14218389.html

  • give-em-hell-mary

    Pedophile priests have no legal right to turn us women into short-lived incubators of their next victims!