Christianity Thomas on 14 Feb 2012 12:01 am
Imagine that you are a Republican and you are Catholic. Chances are that you are very vocal about your Christianity and your Catholicism. Now look at this revealing article:
The right wing Republican politicians who have been denouncing the requirement that female employees have access to birth control as part of their health benefits as an attack on religious freedom completely ignore the church teachings they don’t agree with. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are both Catholics, and wear their faith on their sleeves, but they are hypocritical in picking and choosing when they wish to listen to the bishops.
1) “The Conference of Catholic Bishops requires that health care be provided to all Americans.”
2) “The US Conference of Bishops has urged that the federal minimum wage be increased, for the working poor.”
3) “The bishops want welfare for all needy families, saying “We reiterate our call for a minimum national welfare benefit that will permit children and their parents to live in dignity. A decent society will not balance its budget on the backs of poor children.””
Why do Christian Republicans behave this way?