The leaders of America’s Catholic Church have been on the middle of utilizing spiritual liberty as a way 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 regulate different Americans, primarily girls. 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. However, once they risked shedding their tax-exempt standing they took a cue from the United States Conference 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 girls their proper to regulate their very own bodies as their newfound trigger célèbre to elect Republicans.
Obviously, based mostly on their latest crusade, the USCCB is just eager about “”spiritual liberty” as a way to regulate girls, 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 girls have the proper to regulate their reproductive well being.
According to the chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, a management freak from Kansas named Joseph Naumann believes President Biden should be publicly rebuked over the best way he workouts his spiritual freedom. Why? Because a Catholic Archbishop believes assisting a woman’s authorized proper to regulate their personal our bodies is committing a grave ethical sin. Naumann informed the Associated Press:
“Because President Biden is Catholic, it presents a unique problem for us. How can he say he’s a devout Catholic and he’s doing these things that are contrary to the church’s teaching? Such a stance, by a public figure, is a grave moral evil.”
“Such a stance” on this case just isn’t “grabbing pussy” or mendacity for private achieve and energy; one thing the Archbishop’s condoned as a result of Trump served as their puppet of their warfare in opposition to girls. No, the stance the USCCB has an issue with is President Biden following the legislation of the land and supporting a girl’s proper to management their very own copy – what the Catholic Church considers a “grave moral sin.”
There are a number of hanging points with that Archbishop’s assertion, none lower than President Biden leads the Executive Branch 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 Amendment’s “free exercise” clause. President Biden enjoys the identical First Amendment protections to “freely exercise” his faith as the Catholic bishops and if he refuses to assist their assault on girls’s rights, they are saying he can’t obtain communion.
It is vital to remember that the USCCB is behind the idea of utilizing the “free exercise of religion” as a way of management over girls and gays. Now they’re working arduous to disclaim President Biden’s “free exercise of religion” as a way of management by claiming he’s committing a “grave moral evil.”
Putting apart the easy undeniable fact that America just isn’t dominated by the Catholic Church, or any church for that matter, the USCCB place reveals them as an enormous hypocritical outfit operated by patriarchal males who don’t even comply with their biblical Jesus Christ’s teachings on any stage.
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 informed his rich followers to sell everything that they had and provides the proceeds to the poor. The Catholic Church is beyond filthy rich, however as a substitute 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.
In truth, 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 extremely severe “grave moral evil,” the Catholic Church has been protecting perverted pedophile priests for many years. And moreover hiding what any first rate human being regards as a extremely grave ethical evil, the Church spends massive amounts of donor cash to guard the creep pedophiles within the courts.
Worse even but, the whole thing 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 fake they comply with. And their apostasy in opposition to the immutable phrase of their god was put in place for use as a way of management over the plenty – notably girls.
The so-called Humanae Vitae claims that the second of conception, and the act which may foster the second of conception, is the start of a dwelling being. But 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 girls’s our bodies. And within the case of America the place contraception and abortion are fully authorized, they’re trying to regulate the federal government with help from Republican males and evangelical fanatics.
The solely 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 just isn’t 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.
Just the truth that the USCCB is panting to publicly rebuke President Biden for executing his Presidential duties in response to 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 spiritual 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 girls 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 notably, 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.