Remember when conservative news commentators condemned Catholic presidential candidate, John Kerry, for his pro-abortion stance; one that contradicts the teachings of his own faith, and is by the Church’s teachings a damnable sin?
Maybe because it didn’t happen.
Because there are some levels of discourse that should, even in politics, be off-limits.
Progressive Catholic politicians, such as Nancy Pelosi, the late Ted Kennedy, and Kerry take pro-abortion stances that are in direct conflict with their faith. No one on the Right uses this as a rhetorical club to beat them with; because matters of faith are deeply personal, between each of us and our Church and God.
Except when it comes to Mitt Romney, and the execrable MSNBC; the septic tank of News Media outlets.
In a segment called “Clear the Air,” Bashir took umbrage at Mitt often pointing out Obama’s promise that, if his near-trillion dollar stimulus bill was passed in 2009, that unemployment would remain below 8 percent.
Wagging his rhetorical finger from MSNBC’s pulpit, Bashir preached his warning to the candidate:
“‘Mitt the Mendacious’, knows full well that the president never, ever said such a thing. It is something that the president has never written nor said… it doesn’t matter how many times he hears the truth, Mitt Romney prefers to tell lies.”
Bashir went on to cite passages from the book of Mormon predicting hell for liars; including a verse that reads: “Wo unto the liar for he shall be thrust down to hell.”
“Given what the book of Mormon is clearly saying, Mr. Romney has but two choices: He can either keep lying and potentially win the White House but bring eternal damnation upon himself. Or, he can start telling the truth. The question for him, I guess, is which is more important?” Bashir said.
Ignoring the accuracy of Obama promising (or not) a lower-than-eight percent unemployment rate: Where do liberal/progressives get off bringing religion into the public forum, and using it as a club?? When it is the Left that rises to condemn the slightest perceived intrusion of Christianity into the public sphere; and would howl with deafening outrage if it were, say, Fox News promising hell fire and brimstone for obvious religious hypocrisies on the part of liberal politicians, such as Pelosi or Kerry.
Just when you thought MSNBC couldn’t sink lower….
Bashir and his friends at NBC should leave the preaching to those who get paid to do so; and stick to objective reporting. That is, if they can remember how to do so.