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Catholic Church Turns Political

October 14th, 2012

For some reason the Catholic Church has determined the separation of Church and State only matters when they are protecting their rights and can be ignored at their discretion.

First let me say I am normally a proud practicing Catholic, although there has been times like the Church’s cover-up of pedophile activity by some priest and their choice to ignore the victimization of the children this effected did embarrass and sicken me, and today was another such time.

Today at mass I listened as the priest with the skills that could only be compared to a super pack political advertisement, twisting together facts and fiction to come up with something more false than true.

Somehow today’s sermon turned the fact that I am a Pro-Choice Catholic into meaning I am pro-abortion… the words pro-choice was never used, but the word pro-abortion was used many times… before I go into why this is an outright twisting of facts, let me ask one question. How many people do you know that would say they are pro-abortion?  That would mean the support abortion of life in all cases of pregnancy. Let’s examine what “Pro” means… the definition reads as “An advantage of something or an argument in favor of a course of action: “the pros and cons of joint ownership”.”  Who in their right mind would state that they favor abortion over life?

I asked the Priest on the way out of Church when did Pro-choice turn into Pro-abortion and he said “that is what it means that they advocate abortion”… how sad and how twisted is that thinking?

So for the benefit of the Priest’s across this nation that are preaching these half-truth, super pack style sermons, let this Pro-Choice Catholic educate you on what I really believe…  First I am against women getting an abortion I feel that every woman should seek and receive the counseling of their family, community, Church or professional counseling before going through with any abortion.   I am for any alternative to abortion including adopting out an unwanted child as being the best option, BUT as an American Catholic I do not feel the government should pass a law that takes this decision out of the hands of the women, and any such law would be unconstitutional.

There is a big difference between what is morally right and the rights given to us under our constitution, and the Church has every right and yes even the responsibility to preach against abortions to their parishioners, but they do not have the right to inject themselves into the political process and join the ranks of super packs on both sides that misrepresent facts with twisted logic.

The priest’s would better serve this cause by providing spiritual guidance to the young women struggling with this decision… it would be better if they counseled them  on the other choices and helped them spiritually and if needed financially towards caring the baby full term and helping them with adopting the child out to a loving family.

How many young women do not seek your counseling because they are scared to talk to a priest… they think you look at them as possible murders and lack the compassion to look at their side and help them through their struggle.

Let me spell it out one more time in closing…  I am a Catholic, I am Pro-Choice and I am against abortions, so please get your facts straight and take yourselves out of the political process… if it’s too late and you helped turn this election against the very party that supports some of the groups you support, like immigrant children, the poor whom the other side classify as self-proclaimed victims that feel entitled… if you help turn this election their way I hope you can live with the outcome when the abortion issue does not change anyway!

I have to say one thing; The American Catholic Church over the last decade has certainly helped me deepen my faith by forcing me to question it due to their actions or inaction’s and has allowed me to become closer to God than my Church because of their hypocrisies.

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The Death of a Democracy

October 13th, 2012

No matter who wins the 2012 election America looses… the very core of our democracy is being  exploited  and I fear it is in jeopardy of being destroyed within.

Fox News, CNBC, CNN, The Supreme Court  (Supper Pack ruling) and the Internet is killing America by blurring together facts and fiction to the point were the average American can no longer tell the difference.

The very thing that made us great, Freedom of Speech now because it is unchecked is sadly going to be what kills our democracy.  We pick our elected officials not based on facts, but based on theater and who can put out the best misleading commercials, or worst yet what sides super-pack spends the most money and comes up with the best lies to buy the election.

When I watch a commercial for either candidate, if it’s supported by the candidate I figure at best it 50% half truths and twisted facts and if it’s sponsored by a super-pack or outside organization I up that to 85%… but this is what some voters base their vote on.

Fox News and CNBC cancel each other out as far as right and left wing bias journalism and depending on who you want to support you can get reinforcement in both places… I will watch neither!

Facebook, Twitter, blogs and the Internet in general gives anyone with Internet access a voice to write and say anything they want and spread it with the speed of light…. Notice that most things that go viral, on politics when fact checked are false and that’s on both sides.

Because we Americans love our freedom, this is not going to change and sadly elections will be won and lost based more on fiction than on facts… I ask you to do one thing no matter who you support, when you see that facebook post, or get that email or see that super pack add on TV that SUPPORTS how you already feel… fact check it at places like factcheck.org or there are other places.

You might not agree with me politically,   but please trust that when I say most everything you read online and see on the extreme left or right news channels need to be fact checked… just because it supports what you already believe does not automatically make it true.

I know right away when my side is lying or telling half truths and I don’t like it, but until we as American Voters tell them that we had enough and show them they have no effect both sides will keep using them… As an American voter I am sickened by the modern political process and can come to only one conclusion because I don’t see it changing… America Democracy is DEAD and has been killed by 24 hours news channels, social media and the super-packs… how sad is it that the very thing that has made us great “Freedom of Speech” has been turned against us by modern technology?

Wake up America tell both parties enough is enough!

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