New York Congressman Charlie Rangel was asked by MSNBC anchor and openly homosexual Thomas Roberts what he thought about the next Pope and the direction of the Catholic Church. Here was Rangel’s response:
“I hope they stick by their guns on same-sex marriage and telling a woman what she should do with her body.”
Wow! Where has Charlie been all these years? Let’s see if the Gaystapo go after him to force an apology out of him. It doesn’t take them long to hunt down anyone who utters a word against their so-called lifestyle choice.
Liberals will attack Rangel by saying that he’s old and senile. He doesn’t know what he’s saying. The man’s 83 years old. What do you expect?
It’s also possible that the media will not report on the story. They don’t like to see one of their own flee the liberal plantation. Thomas Roberts was caught off guard. He had no idea that Rangel, a liberal Democrat, would ever say such a thing.
No one has to join the Roman Catholic Church. If you don’t like the church’s positions on abortion and homosexuality, then don’t become a Roman Catholic. If you don’t like the rules regarding celibacy (which I think are unbiblical and against nature), then don’t become a priest.
I will take exception to Rangel on his abortion comment. The fight against abortion is not about telling a woman what she should do with her body. The point of the argument is that a pre-born baby is not part of a woman’s body. A pre-born baby is not like an appendix or a growth gone wild. A pre-born baby is just that – a baby.
In the same interview, Rangel took a swipe at capitalism and the free market. That’s what makes him the liberal he is. He will most likely be forgiven on the abortion and same-sex marriage faux pas but he redeemed himself by calling for more poverty through charitable and government subsidies that work to keep the poor in poverty.