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Women Star in the President's Political Theater: Who's Really Getting Played? Comments

With a pen stroke and a press conference, President Obama used women to initiate a war on Religious freedom and with the media lapdogs panting at his heels, he made sure the Republicans, and especially the Catholic Church, were painted as misogynist zealots.  Now he's leading this contrived and fraudulent battle over "women's health", and the so-called feminists have pinned women's entire well-being to a package of pills and reduced women ... Continue Reading

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  1. Rev. David
    2 years ago

    "All this over a pill." Rafael, in the interest of truth, you owe it to yourself to broaden your exposure to news sources. The fact is that the US Catholic bishops opposed the war in Iraq (following the lead of strong protests by the last two popes). It is also a fact that the bulk of the food, clothing, & shelter needs of the poor not taken care of by the government is done by Catholic charities, Evangelical Protestant outreaches (incl. the Salvation Army), and conservative black churches. Do you bother to follow the USCCB and its activities? I think not. If you attended Mass frequently, you'd notice that mandatory Sunday pulpit letters are often about justice and peace issues (e.g.,the bishops' endoresment of the Dream Act). More to the point, Are you aware that the bishops supported Obama's health care reform package(despite its many flaws and its prohibitive cost) only to be betrayed by the President? Crucial support for Obama's health care "reform" bill was conditional on Obama making an explicit promise to Catholic lawmakers & the bishops that he would not to make regulations contrary religious liberty and conscience. You'd be up in arms, too, if a big promise in return for your needed support were broken, wouldn't you? If you think this is a lot of fuss over just "a pill", then you need to read this article again, this time slowly with an openness to trying to comprehend what is at stake. I hope that you possess enough intellectual integrity to make the attempt. Finally, review your "Where was all the rhetoric when" statement--it represents a logical fallacy that incorrectly suggests a party that fails to address one (or a set of issues)adequately thereby loses its right or ability to address other issues. You yourself cannot live by that standard (all human beings have too many blind spots to guarantee otherwise) nor should you start failing in those responsibilities that you are on top of just because you can be shown to be falling down on others. That would be lunacy. But, as I have already shown, you have given the bishops too little credit. Be less judgmental and strive for understanding; support our bishops when they are in the right, in both small things and great, for all things belong to Christ.

  2. David Carlon
    2 years ago

    The democrats and the Chinese communists have a lot in common... they both want to control the Catholic Church... what next? Selection of toady American bishops by the American government? Totus tuus.

  3. Bulbajer
    2 years ago

    Rose, I'm not sure how that answers my question. Anyway, I agree, we need to talk the issues, not the scandals. Having said that, it's not as if we should just ignore the ridiculous comments people make. Limbaugh deserves to be criticized.

  4. Jeffrey Caperton
    2 years ago

    "If anyone objects, they are painted as 'Sexists, Bigots, Racists by the Marxist Media Complex. The reason it works because they appeal to the lower base of humanity- jealousy, envy, sloth, lust. Satan uses the same old tricks over and over again. They never seem to wear out." Tell me Vance; do you honestly believe that your rhetoric can be classified as rational, logical and tempered with compassion or understanding? You are the classic "skillet calling the kettle black" because your rhetoric is equally as visceral and, frankly, quite hateful. Perhaps if you tone down your rhetoric you could be more believable. I think we all need to tone down our rhetoric a lot (I purposely did not say "a bit") because we, as self-professed Christians, have become quite ugly.

  5. Stephany
    2 years ago

    Vance, I totally agree with your assessment regarding the use of this gal to change the conversation and continue the attack on the one institution that Obama and his miniions must destroy in order to attain their total control over the hearts, minds, abilities, health and labors of what was once the American people.
    Rob, you seem to bring the conversation back to contraception. Sorry sir, but the issue at stake is FREEDOM from the tyranny of an out of control administration, not the sexual habits of a woman who tries to present herself as educated and sincere, but fails, giving the observer a glimpse into the mindset of a radical playing the victim card.
    What we find in the Bishops statement is resistance to the dominance of government dictate into the moral teaching of the Church. Whether women follow the teaching or not is personal choice, but the Church has stood for centuries as a standard for the good and the true. To genuflect to the base activities of irresponsible men and women, would be ludicrous. Don't try to reframe the discussion, unless of course, you are playing the Obama game.

  6. J. Bob
    2 years ago

    rafael,
    you say "Why didn't our Bishops storm the White House then?".


    Maybe a good start would be to ask yourself, what have I done to help? I believe that will be the question at the last Judgement. The Bishops will have their own actions to answer for.

  7. J. Bob
    2 years ago

    Rob, so what is the % of Catholic women, on contraception?

    And please, don't put out that silly 98% number from the Guttmacher Institute (founder of Planned Parenthood).

    Here was a classic case, the book "How to Lie with Statistics" warned about.

  8. rafael
    2 years ago

    I wonder. where was all the rhetoric when the report came out stating that there are more people who can't afford food; What about the thousands of people who die each year because they can't afford healthcare; what about the death and destruction that War gives us; or our neighbors who are evicted from their homes and are now living in the streets? Why didn't our Bishops storm the White House then? All this over a pill.

  9. Rose
    2 years ago

    Bulbajer, in order to get Obama re-elected, his administration is manufacturing a mythical "war on women" supposedly waged by the Catholic Church/conservatives. Why? Because Obama can't run on his dismal record. He needs to draw attention away from it, so why not create a fake crisis. People will fall for it. Miss Fluke was either an eager plant or a foolish pawn. Let's talk about real issues, how about the economy, or freedom of religion, or freedom of speech, or the price of gas and food, or unemployment, etc.

  10. Bill Sr.
    2 years ago

    This brings to mind something the bishops could actually do to help a lot in turning the tide for us which is way past due and should have been done long ago.
    CLEAN OUT THE LIBERAL DEBRIS IN THE FACULTIY OF ALL THE SO CALLED CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES OR TAKE OUR NAME OFF OF THEM.
    Or we can just continue to be open mined, tolerant, compromising until we totally capitulate to the secular society and government they have assisted in establishing.


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