Thank you for your honesty and openness. I asked “Forest Gump” (see my earlier post) what his core principles were – he gave me a blank stare. The best political reasoning that I’ve ever heard starting from the position of “Life” came from Rick Santorum… and he has paid a price as well. God Bless you.
Public Catholic exists because of two events.
1. President Obama declared war on my church. I first learned about the (then) proposed HHS Mandate forcing religious institutions to purchase insurance that paid for contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization in the fall of 2011. I knew immediately that this was an unprecedented attack on religious freedom. I also saw it as a deliberate attempt to destroy the Church’s moral voice by forcing it to compromise its teachings in the face of government power. I had known for a long time that Christianity in general, and the Catholic Church in particular, was under growing secularist attack. But this mandate went beyond what I thought any President would do.
2. The Republican-led Oklahoma House of Representatives killed over half the pro-life bills backed by Oklahomans for Life in 2012. They used exactly the same tactics the Democrats had used to kill pro-life bills for…
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