I don’t write about the ramblings of Michael Sean Winters at the National Catholic Reporter too often because he, they, are terribly boring. Terribly.
But this paragraph really caught my eye because it is indicative of the mental and moral backflips that these people will do to justify their support of those who support the culture of death.
Mr. Winters has figured out why Mr. Obama is so virulently anti-life, why he has supported infanticide, why he lied and entrenched abortion and contraception as government handouts, why he will make Christians support abortion. See all these things that Obama supports are not his fault. Whose fault then? The Bishops of course.
The Bishops were so mean to Obama he basically had no choice to turn all the wheels of government into baby killing machines.
Hassan discounts Obama’s rhetoric about finding common ground to lower the abortion rate, which was on frequent display in 2008, and again at his commencement address at Notre Dame. Instead of taking up the President’s offer to seek common ground,, many bishops talked about the President like he was a dog at the time of that Notre Dame speech, so perhaps he can be forgiven for thinking the pro-life community was not interested in finding common ground and, concluded, he had better abandon the search for common ground and double down with abortion supporters. Politically, this turned out to be the correct decision. At the time of the HHS mandate controversy, Democrats effectively talked about a “war on women,” which wasn’t true, but a lack of truthfulness rarely diminishes the power of a phrase to whip up the base. For example, President Obama is not, in any meaningful sense, engaged in a “war on religion” either, but that phrase was used to whip up the base on the other side of the political ledger too. But, how will we ever affect a change in the politics of this issue if we bite any out-stretched hand?
Sorry MSW, anybody who could write that paragraph is not pro-life and they are not Catholic. Such sentiments can only be expressed by partisan hacks and willful enablers of the party of death. That’s you Mikey, a willful enabler of the party of death.
MSW wrote this article in response to a CNA article that called him a “reluctant combatant” in the culture wars and of “soul searching” on the issue of abortion. MSW has made it clear that these accusations are false. MSW and NCReporter are willful combatants in the culture war, but they are on the other side and any pretense at soul searching is long over.
They are the other side.