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Why John Kerry Should Embrace 'Passion'

y Matt Abbott

I'd like to echo the American Life League's recent call for pro-abortion "Catholic" politicians, and in particular Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, to see Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ.'

On Feb. 25, ALL issued the following news release:

"Joseph M. Starrs, director of American Life League's Crusade for the Defense of Our Catholic Church, today issued the following statement on behalf of the Crusade to all pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians:

"On this first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, we encourage and challenge Senator John F. Kerry and the 500 plus other pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians to use these 40 days of preparation for Easter to reflect upon the simple truth that you cannot be Catholic and support abortion in even the least way.

"To that end, we challenge them to see Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ' as part of that reflection. No human being can experience this film, especially one claiming to be of the Christian worldview, and not be profoundly changed for the better. This film depicts the evil man is capable of committing to his fellow man when we no longer respect the intrinsic value and dignity of the human person; that same lack of respect for the human person exists when one supports things like abortion-on-demand and euthanasia.

"We pray that Sens. Kerry (D-Mass.), Kennedy (D-Mass.), Collins (R-Maine) and these other recalcitrant Catholics will take our challenge, see the film, reflect on the truth about abortion, renew their faith, recant their support of abortion and embrace the Gospel of Life."

When asked if he would go to see the film, Kerry said he didn't know. "I think we have to be careful [about the film]," Kerry was quoted as saying in a Feb. 26 Reuters news story. He obviously was aware of the controversy surrounding the now-hugely successful film; and perhaps that President Bush had expressed a desire to see it.

But even if Kerry does decide to see 'The Passion of the Christ,' I doubt he will like it. Or, if by chance he does like it, I doubt he will admit to liking it.

And just why wouldn't Kerry like the film? Simple: he's a liberal. And that, dear readers, trumps the fact that he purports to be Catholic. Liberal "Catholic" politicians such as Kerry have no use for that which promotes orthodoxy, you see. Nor do they have a problem with thumbing their collective nose at the moral law by advocating induced abortion and homosexual "rights." Their "Catholicism" is but a sham to fool their misguided constituents into thinking that they, the "Catholic" politicians, are indeed persons of faith and principle, even as they espouse the so-called separation of church and state. (Which, by the way, is actually subordination of church to state.)

Now, if Kerry would by chance appreciate 'The Passion of the Christ,' why on earth would he not admit that publicly? Again - he's a liberal. And those who have ridiculed the film are also (for the most part) liberals. They are Kerry's supporters; they almost certainly will be voting for him in November. (And it's not because they're big fans of his, mind you. They just hate Bush - primarily because Bush is identified as a conservative Christian.)

So why should Kerry not only see, but, more importantly, embrace, 'The Passion of the Christ'? Well, there still is hope for him. He could see the light. He could see that such a film portrays the spiritual beauty of authentic Christianity. He could come to the realization that a Christian politician should never do as President John F. Kennedy did - separate one's faith from how one governs. He could come to recognize the intrinsic immorality of induced abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide and homosexual activity. He could.

Highly, highly unlikely, I know. But miracles do happen. After all, Moses parted the Red Sea; Jesus the Christ rose from the dead...so John F. Kerry could have a profound conversion. He could.

He could.

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