The latest kerfuffle of the Obama administration: religious organizations must facilitate birth control and abortion access to all employees who request it, free of charge.
Despite the fact that Roman Catholics are, on paper, opposed to birth control and abortion as a part of their faith. But lately we are hearing Catholics cry bloody murder on this latest edict by Obama, wailing that in complying with the edict, they are doing so against the teachings of the church.
Right. Let's get real, here. The Catholic church has lost its moral authority long, long ago. It has been nothing more than a business throughout most all of our lifetimes, and in reality the church cares not a whit about abortion or contraception. All the Catholic executives (the Pope, College of Cardinals, and bishops throughout the world heading up diocesean territories) are truly interested in is the business aspects of the church: how is the Roman Catholic portfolio doing, how are the Roman Catholic collections coming, how are Roman Catholic monetary and real estate interests coming along. Nothing more.
They have proven this over time by aligning themselves with every liberal position out there, including making their churches sanctuaries for illegal immigrants. They truly need illegal immigrants to maintain their seats in the pews, and putting their pesos and dollars into the collection plate. No other reason is apparent for this position that the church has taken against the laws of our land.
They have proven over time that they care more about money than weeding out the pedophiles running amok among their clergy. They look the other way when these criminals indulge themselves in their sick and criminal behavior, because in taking action it will make the church look bad (and accordingly, some of the contributions to their collection plates will decline, and they can't have that).
Speaking of indulgences, recall that it was the principle of the church to allow sinners to pay an indulgence to the church (in monetary ways) to absolve the sinner and allow access to heaven. What kind of institution could ever think of such chicanery? The Catholic leaders have no shame, and never have.
They collaborated with Mussolini in Italy and with Adolph Hitler and the National Socialist Party in the 1930's and 1940's, looking the other way as the Third Reich and the Axis powers sacked and looted populations all around them.
It takes an enormous amount of gall to now cry foul, when the Roman Catholic church has been running afoul of the laws of every land that they have a presence in for as long as anyone can remember, shaking down the populations in exchange for entrance into heaven. But now that it's THEIR ox that is gored, Roman Catholics are suddenly indignant?
The Roman Catholic church has associated itself with bad actors throughout its existence. As the old saying goes, when you lie down with dogs, you get fleas. Or, to put it another way: when you mess with the bull, you get the horns. Or perhaps: live by the sword, die by the sword. Or best yet: 'as ye sow, so shall ye reap.' Roman Catholic executives can probably understand that last one.
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