While I have been quick to criticize the University of Notre Dame for its decision to invite a man committed to child sacrifice (Barack Obama) to speak at their Catholic university graduation ceremony, and for the fact that certain staff members decided to write an objection of the courageous stand against Obama’s health insurance abortifacient mandate taken by one Catholic Bishop, they deserve some credit for this:
The University of Notre Dame along with dozens of other Catholic institutions sued the Obama administration Monday to block the mandate requiring employers to provide contraceptives to employees.
What’s interesting is what this decision is doing to the public conversation. Take a look at the discussion they had on Hardball just a couple days ago about this very topic:
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Well, what’s the politics here between it seems to me the universities and the older Catholics, more conservative Catholics, and this administration and the younger people that go to these schools and a lot of them who work at these schools? What’s the real politics going on here, Sister?
SISTER SIMONE CAMPBELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NETWORK, A NATIONAL CATHOLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE LOBBY: I think that this is mostly related to the project that the bishops have coming out in June which they’re calling the Fortnight of Freedom. They want to raise up this idea that we in the United States are religiously persecuted. I quite frankly find that quite offensive because we have connections with people all over the world who are actually persecuted. And so the Catholic bishops saying that they are suffering under this persecution from this administration I think is more fueled politically, and is their effort to draw attention to what I understand is going to be quite a PR blitz that they’re paying for.
MATTHEWS: Do you think they’re all Republican, the bishops?
CAMPBELL: I don’t know if they’re all Republican, but it sure seems that they’re speaking from the, the playbook, sort of possibly as surrogates for the Republican Party, I don’t know. But they certainly are engaged in politics that seem much more aligned with the Right.
Obviously, from an historical perspective, the Catholic vote has skewed Democrat. Matthews surely knows that, so is question is a jab, but I wonder if he knows what he’s promoting? I wonder if he knows he is promoting a discussion about the compatibility of the Christian faith with the policies and ideals of the Democrat party? I’m totally good with that conversation. I think it’s high time that Christians who vote Democrat be confronted with the reality that has existed for a lot longer than any of them would care to admit, that the Party they choose to associate with proudly stands for the advancement of cultural causes diametrically opposed to the truth of God’s Word.
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In other words, Chris, it isn’t that the Bishops are all Republicans. It’s the Bishops all understand you cannot reconcile the truth of the Gospel they claim to preach with the policies and agenda of the Democrat Party. The questions then should be posed to men like Matthews, who claims to be a “Christian Democrat.” While God is not concerned with the letter you put next to your name, He is quite serious about the worldview and beliefs you hold, and the actions you engage in.
This is a necessary conversation, and though I think he did it unwittingly, I commend Chris Matthews for bringing it up. Christian principle is clearly being assaulted by the agenda of the modern Democrats. It’s time for Democrats who claim the Christian faith to pick which one they will stand beside. It doesn’t mean becoming a Republican – but it does mean rejecting your earthly Party when it stands against the eternal truth you claim to accept.