House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Catholic Church leaders to “instruct” parishioners from the pulpit to support immigration reform that she and fellow Democrats wish to push through Congress, adding that the Church leaders should “play a very major role” in supporting Democratic policies (http://tinyurl.com/29se3ny).
This is typical Pelosi egomania seasoned with arrogant ignorance. The Church made it clear that abortion is wrong, but Pelosi never asked the Church to take a “major role” on that issue. Not only did she not call for Church “instruction” on abortion, she made a fool of herself by twisting and distorting Church teachings to fit her views, causing Church officials to castigate her for speaking out so ignorantly (http://tinyurl.com/2fq6jft).
Where is the progressive knee-jerk rallying cry of separation of Church and State? Pelosi is asking the Church to come to her aid on political issues and requests total partisan co-operation. There’s nothing ambiguous about her deliberate connection of Church and State here. Self-righteously, Nancy deludes herself into believing she holds the moral high ground on political as well as religious issues and anything she does or says is correct.
The hypocrisy of this, of course, will be ignored by the media. Bush was ridiculed regularly, and still is, with accusations of bringing his religious beliefs into political decisions. Although the progressive media scorns religion, it worships at the progressive altar, therefore, Nancy will get away with her attempt at joining Church and State for her personal political benefit – at least until November.
David J. Hentosh