Nancy Pelosi’s Bizarro-World Catholicism

Nancy Pelosi appeared Friday on MSNBC, home of the least professional “journalists” on television and the most incompetent propagandists. They started by showing her a clip of Marco Rubio saying: “We are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech. Because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage, you are labeled a homophobe and a hater… the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech.”

So they asked her if she agreed with that. Pelosi replied:

“I thoroughly disagree, being raised in a Catholic family, raising a Catholic family, mainstream Catholic – well, the Baltimore catechism, to get back to our hometown of Baltimore, was what we were raised on.

“And I think that this statement by Senator Rubio is most unfortunate. It’s a polarizing statement. The fact is, is that what we’re taught was to respect people in our faith and to say that this endangers mainstream Christian thinking is so completely wrong. And, again, it’s polarizing and I would hope that – perhaps he believes what he says, and I assume that he does – but I hope that we can persuade him differently because the country is going in a completely different direction now. And it’s very, very exciting…

“I don’t even think that Pope Francis would subscribe to what Marco Rubio just said.”

The host then asked her why she brought her school-age, Catholic school-attending grandkids (!) to a banquet to see her accept an LGBT award. Pelosi explained:

“Well, it’s really important for them to see what the practice of our faith is, the dignity and respect that we have for all people and that equality – marriage equality is important. They’ve been hearing this their whole life. They go to Catholic school and this is consistent with the dignity and worth we attribute to every person.”

Pelosi has previously said that St. Augustine was in favor of abortion (wrong) and that she had prayed to St. Joseph to get Obamacare passed with its abortion-paying provisions. Her idea of Catholicism is not terribly different than a Satanic Black Mass’ idea of Catholicism; it’s an unfunny parody. The difference is that Satanists might not know any better, whereas Nancy Pelosi’s parents paid a lot of money for her to go to Catholic school. (Boy, what a waste.)

Here’s what the Baltimore Catechism says about marriage:

Baltimore Catechism #3:

“The Sacrament of Matrimony is the Sacrament which unites a Christian man and woman in lawful marriage.

“Persons are lawfully married when they comply with all the laws of God and of the Church relating to marriage….

“Marriage was first instituted in the Garden of Eden, when God created Adam and Eve and made them husband and wife….”

Baltimore Catechism #4, the elementary school teachers’ guide, doesn’t even deal with the topic of homosexuality. It’s busy talking about the problems of impure thoughts and actions and of immodesty. Homosexuality is so far off the radar that it’s not even a concept. But there are a few applicable comments:

“The Church could not give permission to do anything that God’s law forbids. It could not, for example, give permission to a brother and sister to marry, because it is not alone the law of the Church but God’s law also that forbids that.”

“Your minds can hold just so much good or evil information, and if you fill them full of lies and nonsense you leave no room for true knowledge.”

However, more advanced catechisms for adults listed “the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance” according to the Bible.

A voice cries out to heaven
From blood, from sodomy;
A voice against oppressors,
And workers’ stolen fee.

“Clamitat in caelo
vox sanguinis et sodomorum,
vox oppressorum,
merces detenta laborum.”

The references are:

“the voice of thy brother’s blood cries out to Me” (Gen. 4:10);

“the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is multiplied… their cry is grown loud before the Lord, Who has sent us to destroy them” (Gen. 18:20; Gen. 19:13)

“I have heard [My people’s] cry” (Exod. 3:7)

“You shall pay him the price of his labor… lest he cry out against thee to the Lord” (24:14 and following)

And then there’s Isaiah 5:20-21 —

“Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil:
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness:
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.

“Woe to you that are wise in your own eyes,
and prudent in your own conceits.”

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  1. Probably telling the truth about the kids having been taught that marriage equality is important, though. 😦

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