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Nancy Pelosi Preaches, Again—All Hail the Obama Theocracy
Barack Obama’s administration’s House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), is making statements in keeping with advancing theocracy in North American government—again.
I term is theocracy because as per her previous statements and the response of watchdog (or, is it watchgod) groups who keep a close, sharp and keen eye on any hint at a breaking of the non-Constitutional separation of church and state.
I previously reported that she literally prescribed to clergy what they are to preach from their pulpits. What was the response of the watchdog/watchgod activists? Well, as if with one voice Dan Barker’s “Freedom From Religion Foundation,” “American Civil Liberties Union” (ACLU), “Theocracy Watch,” “Talk to Action,” “God’s Own Party?” as well as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins had utterly nothing to say.
Certainly, it is instances such as these which expose those, and other, groups as what they are and what they are not: they are not interested in protecting the non-Constitutional separation of church and state; they are interested in besmirching conservative values and influence in American life, law and politics.
At a May 6 Catholic Community Conference on Capitol Hill, the speaker said: “They ask me all the time, ‘What is your favorite this? What is your favorite that? What is your favorite that?’ And one time, ‘What is your favorite word?’ And I said, ‘My favorite word? That is really easy. My favorite word is the Word, is the Word. And that is everything. It says it all for us. And you know the biblical reference, you know the Gospel reference of the Word.”
“And that Word," Pelosi said, "is, we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word. The Word. Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word.
“Fill it in with anything you want. But, of course, we know it means: ‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.’ And that’s the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.”…
After Pope Benedict XVI met privately with Speaker Pelosi in February 2009, the Vatican issued a statement saying: "His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church's consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in co-operation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development."
The last point is noteworthy because Nancy Pelosi supports the inhuman, inhumane and subhuman brutal murder of healthy, beautiful, innocent and defenseless human babies having gone as far as supporting partial-birth abortion.
Now, it is certainly odd to claim, both, that “the biblical reference…the Gospel reference” to the Word is that “The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us” (read John ch. 1) and also that that Word “just covers everything” and that we can “Fill it in with anything you want.”
But, be that as it may; the point is clear and her position is ultimately that “of course, we know [the Word] means” and that she is defining the Word Biblically. Yet, she is then applying it to public/governmental policy and we know that this can mean anything/everything such as abortion, welfare, the social gospel, etc.
So, what do the watchdogs/watchgods have to say about the fact that a Democrat, Barack Obama administration, House Speaker is stating that, “we have to give voice to…public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word….‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us’”?
Dan Barker: nothing.
ACLU: not a word.
Theocracy Watch: nope.
Talk to Action: keeping silent.
God’s Own Party?: nada.
Sam Harris: nay.
Richard Dawkins: nihil.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State: ah, now we have something!
Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for [the non-Constitutional] Separation of Church and Stat, posted a statement in (generic) June 2010 “Perspective” about the previous Nancy Pelosi comments:
…when it comes to separation of church and state, I am really and truly conservative….
I’ve been on [The O'Reilly Factor] twice in the past month, and during my most recent appearance, Bill wanted to discuss what I thought of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comment during a press conference that the Catholic bishops who want immigration reform should tell their priests to talk about it in church and get support for a new immigration policy from parishioners…
On the Pelosi matter, I told Bill’s producer in the routine pre-interview that I didn’t think Pelosi violated the Constitution or the tax laws by encouraging a church to get involved in her side of an issue, but that I am always uncomfortable when politicians try to set the agenda for the church.2
Now, this is interesting: Nancy Pelosi can prescribe to clergy what they are to preach from the pulpits and she gets a pass from Barry Lynn—fascinating. One wonders when, and if, Barry Lynn will have something to say about Nancy Pelosi’s latest preaching.
For one; CNS News reports that, “Pelosi’s office did not respond to CNSNews.com’s follow-up questions regarding the speaker’s statement that she seeks to make policy in conformance with the values of the Word made flesh.”
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