November 21, 2011

Shocker: Devout Pelosi doesn't get Catholicism

Best Pelosi pic ever.
I've got an interesting religious background.  My father's family is Catholic, my mother's family is Protestant.  My father himself was, or is rather, an atheist.  My mom is, from what I have observed at least, agnostic.  My grandmother on my mother's side was very religious and I absorbed my belief inclinations from her.  As a result of that mix perhaps, I've always been open-minded about religion.  

That seems to differ from radically Nancy Pelosi, who is apparently a mix of Catholic and Nosferatu.

Via Tina Korbe at Hot Air (emphasis added);
According to, Nancy Pelosi is upset that the U.S. Catholic bishops wouldn’t approve if the Obama administration did, in fact, decide to force insurance companies to cover birth control, contraception and drugs that could cause abortions. The bishops say that, under such a decision, some religious groups might have to provide the insurance against their moral and religious views.

Given the Catholic Church’s ban on contraception, the bishops’ position shouldn’t come as a surprise to Ms. Pelosi — but she still manages to be baffled by the their concern for conscience protections for health insurers who might not want to have to cover birth control just to be able to provide other types of health insurance.

Similarly, she was skeptical earlier this year that Republicans would fight for conscience protections for health care providers out of any noble motive. Republicans must want women to “die on the floor,” she said, just because they don’t want to compel health care providers to assist with abortions.

She still thinks that — only more so, if that could possibly be.

“[Those who disagree] may not like the language,’’ she told The Washington Post, “but the truth is what I said. I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it . . . but they have this conscience thing [that puts women at risk.]”
My faith...they have?  No one should be surprised that Pelosi puts political dogma ahead of what she sees as religious dogma.  Despite her protestations, she is clearly not a devout Catholic.  She doesn't get Catholicism and she doesn't respect it.  I'm not saying she isn't religious or that she doesn't believe in God, but she clearly doesn't adhere to the tenets of Catholicism or she would not be diametrically opposed to something as fundamental as life.  Her claims of being a devout Catholic ring hollow.  Even a non-Catholic would be considered ill-mannered if they said "they have this conscience thing."

I'm not saying I'm perfect, I've made a lot of mistakes and my faith isn't always matched by my actions.  But my beliefs don't change to fit a political agenda.  Faith is not a matter of convenience - it's not a tool to be leveraged when it suits your political point.  Not unless your name is Nancy Pelosi that is.

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