Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dusted off her Catholic credentials Friday on MSNBC as she bit into Marco Rubio for opposing homosexual “marriage.”
Pelosi is one of those politicians I like to think of as a Kerry Catholic. Back when John Kerry was running for president in 2004, he tried to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike by touting his Catholic background but assuring everybody that he could take off his religion like a coat when he got to work in Washington.
In other words, Kerry’s professed beliefs aren’t really a part of him, just something he wears for show. At least, that’s what I took away from that exchange.
Pelosi is the same sort. While she’ll happily trumpet her membership in the Catholic Church, by virtue of being raised in a Catholic family and, one supposes, attending a Catholic church, the reality is that she feels the rules about being Catholic don’t apply to her.
Pelosi is Catholic the same way that Lucifer is an angel. There’s a history there, but her work has been to lead the world down a path away from God.
So there she was on Friday, castigating Rubio for not supporting LGBT(ABC, easy as 1, 2, 3, do re mi) marriage and, by extension, lecturing conservative Catholics that the world has allegedly changed and there’s no room for believing the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexuality.
“I think that this statement by Senator Rubio is most unfortunate,” she said of some of Rubio’s comments about marriage. “It’s a polarizing statement. The fact is, is that what we’re taught was to respect people in our faith and to say that this endangers mainstream Christian thinking is so completely wrong.”
What’s wrong is for abortion-pushing, homosexuality-endorsing, Marxist-leaning false teachers like Pelosi to represent themselves as in any way “mainstream.”
Wolves leading the sheep astray is more like it.
Pelosi is one of those who revels in the way the world is falling farther from God. “I hope that we can persuade him differently,” she continued, “because the country is going in a completely different direction now. And it’s very, very exciting.”
Exciting is hardly the word I would choose for an era in which America is being taken over by radical demagogues who try to destroy Christians’ lives and livelihoods because they won’t bake a cake for a “gay wedding.”
The Rev. E.W. Jackson, who to my thinking has a clearer view of reality than Pelosi does, spoke recently at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall event, telling attendees that he never thought he would see a day when America would stray so far from God’s Word.
“It bothers me to think my own country is a strange land,” Jackson said. “I never thought there would be a day when my nation would persecute the Bible-believing Christian for standing for what the word of God says and reward those who come against it as if they are heroes; as if they are great Americans for standing up against God, but that’s where we are. I never thought that I would see the day when people would brag about their ability to destroy children in the womb, but that’s exactly what we have today, and not only brag about it, but demand that your taxpayer dollars go to support the destruction of unborn children.”
It’s almost as if he anticipated Pelosi’s comments.
Catholics, and all other Christians, need to be on guard against the self-described Christians of the Left who claim their religion is about “respect” or “love” or whatever other principles they choose, yet it is strangely devoid of the Bible.
Jesus preached repentance and forgiveness, not “confess on Sunday, sin on Monday.” He said to turn the other cheek, not turn a blind eye.
And he clearly warned against being led astray by people like Pelosi who make up their own rules while claiming the mantle of Christianity.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”–Matthew 7:13-15