The leaders of America’s Catholic Church have been on the middle of utilizing spiritual liberty as a method of controlling massive swaths of the inhabitants and home coverage. Their declare is that their constitutionally protected free train of religion provides them that proper to manage different People, primarily ladies. Now they’re working to disclaim President Joseph Biden’s spiritual liberty to worship as he sees match.
The spiritual proper was not always against contraception or abortion as a result of they used segregation to assist elect Republicans. Nevertheless, after they risked shedding their tax-exempt standing they took a cue from the USA Convention of Catholic Bishops ((USCCB). and wholly embraced the 1968 Catholic prohibition on unnatural contraception and abortion claiming their spiritual liberty gave them authority to disclaim ladies their proper to manage their very own bodies as their newfound trigger célèbre to elect Republicans.
Clearly, primarily based on their latest crusade, the USCCB is simply thinking about “”spiritual liberty” as a method to manage ladies, and Republican home social coverage; as a result of they’re on a tear to disclaim President Joe Biden of his spiritual freedom to worship as he deems proper because he believes ladies have the appropriate to manage their reproductive well being.
In keeping with the chair of the USA Convention of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Professional-Life Actions, a management freak from Kansas named Joseph Naumann believes President Biden should be publicly rebuked over the way in which he workout routines his spiritual freedom. Why? As a result of a Catholic Archbishop believes assisting a woman’s authorized proper to manage their personal our bodies is committing a grave ethical sin. Naumann advised the Related Press:
“As a result of President Biden is Catholic, it presents a novel downside for us. How can he say he’s a religious Catholic and he’s doing this stuff which might be opposite to the church’s instructing? Such a stance, by a public determine, is a grave ethical evil.”
“Such a stance” on this case shouldn’t be “grabbing pussy” or mendacity for private acquire and energy; one thing the Archbishop’s condoned as a result of Trump served as their puppet of their warfare in opposition to ladies. No, the stance the USCCB has an issue with is President Biden following the legislation of the land and supporting a lady’s proper to management their very own replica – what the Catholic Church considers a “grave ethical sin.”
There are a number of placing points with that Archbishop’s assertion, none lower than President Biden leads the Govt Department of a consultant democracy, not a Catholic theocracy.
Like far too many evangelical maniacs, it seems the USCCB can’t fathom the idea of separation of Church and State or the First Modification’s “free train” clause. President Biden enjoys the identical First Modification protections to “freely train” his faith as the Catholic bishops and if he refuses to assist their assault on ladies’s rights, they are saying he can’t obtain communion.
You will need to remember that the USCCB is behind the idea of utilizing the “free train of faith” as a method of management over ladies and gays. Now they’re working laborious to disclaim President Biden’s “free train of faith” as a method of management by claiming he’s committing a “grave ethical evil.”
Placing apart the easy proven fact that America shouldn’t be dominated by the Catholic Church, or any church for that matter, the USCCB place reveals them as a large hypocritical outfit operated by patriarchal males who don’t even observe their biblical Jesus Christ’s teachings on any degree.
For one factor, Jesus told his followers to pay taxes and obey the law of the land. The Church doesn’t pay taxes and spends no small quantity of its donors’ cash to violate the legislation of the land by actively abridging the Constitutional rights of girls and gays.
Jesus additionally advised his rich followers to sell everything they’d and provides the proceeds to the poor. The Catholic Church is beyond filthy rich, however as an alternative of promoting off its property to offer reduction for the poor, it takes taxpayer cash from the federal government within the type of tax-exemption in addition to faith-based initiative cash.
Actually, during the worst of the pandemic, the Catholic Church took insane quantities of pandemic relief money meant to maintain small companies whereas the financial system was nearly shut down.
And speak about a very critical “grave ethical evil,” the Catholic Church has been protecting perverted pedophile priests for many years. And in addition to hiding what any respectable human being regards as a very grave ethical evil, the Church spends massive amounts of donor cash to guard the creep pedophiles within the courts.
Worse even but, everything of the so-called “pro-life” stance the Church helps is based on a doc created by some foolish sexual malcontent in 1968 that contradicts the so-called god of the Christian bible the Catholics faux they observe. And their apostasy in opposition to the immutable phrase of their god was put in place for use as a method of management over the plenty – significantly ladies.
The so-called Humanae Vitae claims that the second of conception, and the act that may foster the second of conception, is the start of a residing being. However within the Christian Bible the all-knowing almighty god says a living being begins with the breath of life. What the Catholic Church teaches is flagrant heresy that affords them management over ladies’s our bodies. And within the case of America the place contraception and abortion are fully authorized, they’re trying to manage the federal government with help from Republican males and evangelical fanatics.
The one excellent news out of this blatant try at Catholic Christofascism in a secular democracy is that the Catholic leaders the place President Biden worships say he’s free to take communion. They acknowledged that America shouldn’t be a Catholic theocracy and that the President’s job is executing the legal guidelines of the land whereas freely exercising faith as he sees match.
Simply the truth that the USCCB is panting to publicly rebuke President Biden for executing his Presidential duties in line with the legislation of the land is additional proof that there’s a concerted effort to determine a authorities by theocracy based on a distorted, and unconstitutional, definition of non secular freedom. A definition that can solely be stopped by the specter of stripping tax exemption from spiritual teams that violate the legislation. It labored to stop evangelical segregationists and it’ll work to cease Catholic leaders and evangelicals intent on controlling ladies and gays.
Audio engineer and teacher for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of girls, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of faith and significantly, freedom of NO faith.
Born within the South, raised within the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn’t look good.
Former minister, lifelong musician, Mahayana Zen-Buddhist.