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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Rep. Kennedy (now) mum on abortion support

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, December 1, 2009 ( - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a Rhode Island Democrat, and son to the late "Lion of the Senate" Ted Kennedy, made clear to his constituents this past Monday that demanding how he could support anti-life measures in health-care reform and call himself a Catholic was a bridge too far to cross. In fact, one citizen who dared to ask that question at a town hall event found himself dragged off by police, while Rep. Kennedy ignored all questions related to abortion or his faith. (He certainly had no problem bringing it into the public eye when it suited his purpose.)

CNN reports that Christopher Young, a candidate for mayor of Providence, was attending a public forum on health-care at Brown University on Monday. (Brown is a private institution.) While there he rose to ask Kennedy how the politician could justify funding abortions with public money under health-care reform, when the Catholic faith teaches that abortion is a grave moral evil.

"Why would you mandate Catholics to support the funding of abortion when it goes against our religious beliefs? It forces Catholics to fund abortions or serve a five year prison sentence," said Young. "You make it a felony. This is not a free country. You are forcing people to support a bill that goes against the religious beliefs of the people of this country."

Young was referring to the provision in the House health-care plan (HR 3962) that makes the IRS the enforcer of the health-care plan. It would also make refusing to carry health-insurance or pay an increased tax of 2.5 percent tantamount to tax evasion, a felony offense. House Republicans pointed out that citizens could face a maximum $250,000 fine or a maximum five-year prison sentence for such violations.

But while Young was asking his question police officers - unhappy that moments before the mayoral candidate had tossed a DVD on Kennedy's desk - dragged Young away from the podium. When Young resisted, Police officers proceeded to arrest him. (Resisting arrest isn't a good move. He should have had a sympathizer standing by with a camera just in case something of this nature happened, when it did he should have gone along peacefully.)

He was later charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

After the incident, Kennedy glibly remarked to reporters that he thought Young's outburst is "part of the whole process of politics these days." (Is the silencing of critics part of that process also?)

CNN noted that throughout the forum, Kennedy not only refused to answer Young's question, but any question related to abortion or his censure from Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin. (CNN? Seems the MSM isn't always in the tank for the governing idiots.) Tobin had recently stated that Kennedy's support for abortion was "scandalous" and called into question whether the Congressman could in good conscience call himself a Catholic.

During the public back and forth between the bishop and the politician that occurred after Kennedy questioned whether the U.S. bishops were truly "pro-life" because of their position on abortion-promoting health-care, Kennedy revealed that Tobin had privately directed the politician, who also supports homosexual "marriage," that he was forbidden to receive Communion. ("Privately directed", a point that seems lost to many detractors of the bishop. Many of them go on as if the request was a public demand, done to demonstrate the political ambitions of Catholic clergy.)

However, in the last couple weeks Kennedy has ceased engaging Bishop Tobin as part of what may be a strategy of lying low on abortion, especially in a state that boasts the highest concentration of Catholics in the United States. (That high concentration would justify the question he refused to answer. Just my opinion.)

Kennedy rebuffed reporters who wanted to know about the status of his fight with the Church over abortion.

"I've said what I can about that," Kennedy demurred. "It's not worth repeating. These are personal issues of faith to me. I'm not going to indulge in this debate anymore." (Meaning he senses his ass is on the losing side so he'll cut his losses and go. It wasn't so "personal" when there seemed to be political hay to be made by trash talking the bishops.)


Most Rev. Gregori said...

That is a good example of where this country is headed. If that health care bill passes, I hope enough Americans have the moral fortitude to rise up in real revolt. If not, we will have lost everything without a fight.

Rick said...

He'll burn in hell.

VSO said...

With "Catholics" like him, who needs heretics? He will not repent but remain steadfast in his abominations.

Mike in CT said...

Leticia posts on this as well, with links to video.

Frankly, I completely agree with Christopher Young, but what probably got him the boot was throwing the DVD at Kennedy. The police in the room were already nervous about him at that point.

But in the end, Kennedy is dispicable.

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