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Christianity Thomas on 14 Feb 2012 12:01 am

The Hypocrisy of Catholic Republicans

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:

Top Ten Catholic Teachings Santorum Rejects while Obsessing about Birth Control

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.

Three examples:

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?

12 Responses to “The Hypocrisy of Catholic Republicans”

  1. on 14 Feb 2012 at 8:13 pm 1.Curmudgeon said …

    Rick Santorium thinks for himself, not what a pope believes. I love it. Need more of that is DC.

    We need a government who stops stepping all over the Constitution attempting to force down Americans what THEY believe is right.

  2. on 15 Feb 2012 at 12:42 am 2.Suh said …

    They need to actually know what the Constitution is before they can step on it.

  3. on 15 Feb 2012 at 11:20 am 3.Tri said …

    Rick Santorum is the definition of a person who forces things down the throats of others because HE believes HE is right. Do you want to use birth control? Rick Santorum thinks you are wrong and he will work to cut off your access to it. Would you like an abortion? Rick Santorum will let his wife get one, but he will work to cut off abortions for everyone else. Do you enjoy porn? Rick Santorum has pledged to make porn illegal. The list goes on and on.

    The good news is that Rick Santorum will never be elected. So the hope is that Republicans nominate him.

  4. on 15 Feb 2012 at 11:39 am 4.ReligionIsStupid said …

    Curmudgeon, didn’t you say you were leaving? You are still here.

    Didn’t you say you were going to provide evidence of your imaginary god, as far back as November, 2011? You didn’t.

    Didn’t you just get called out for trying to bolster support for your position by using sock-puppets? Your response was to falsely accuse others of the same thing.

    It’s been pointed out that you’re just here trolling, yet you continue without providing value to the conversation.

    Somehow, though, you want people to believe that you’ve got an effective system of moral values?

    No wonder where others see a hypocrite you see a hero. Thanks for continuing to show the evil mess that is religion.

  5. on 16 Feb 2012 at 11:23 am 5.Anonymous said …


    “In a nutshell, Rick Santorum is promising to use the platform of the presidency of the United States to tell people who use contraception that they’re wrong, because they’re not treating sex the way it’s “supposed to be” treated, according to the personal religious beliefs of Rick Santorum. As Time’s Michael Scherer notes, Santorum is denigrating the sexual morals of about 99 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44, according to the Guttmacher Institute.”

  6. on 16 Feb 2012 at 7:51 pm 6.randyjordan said …

    the ppl who contridict are the ones who say god isn’t real. i’ve seen legs grow back skin cells grow back and i’ve seen god himself. if you want to prove to me god isn’t real then heres my email. randyj12345@yahoo.com. “bring it on i know my god exist”

  7. on 17 Feb 2012 at 12:53 pm 7.Asher said …

    “Rick Santorium thinks for himself, not what a pope believes.”

    His number one qualification is that he is not Obama. He has got to be better.

  8. on 17 Feb 2012 at 3:21 pm 8.Lou (DFW) said …

    7.Asher said …

    “His number one qualification is that he is not Obama. He has got [sic] to be better.”

    Bill Maher is not Santorum. Therefore, according to your convoluted thinking, he must be better qualified than Santorum to be President – idiot.

  9. on 17 Feb 2012 at 4:50 pm 9.DPK said …

    “i’ve seen legs grow back skin cells grow back and i’ve seen god himself.”

    OoooKay then.. aren’t YOU special? Any idea why god reveals himself to you, and no one else? And, excuse my insolence at doubting your word,oh holiest of prophets, but, if you’ve seen someone’s legs grow back, how come this wasn’t world wide headline news? Who is this person?

  10. on 18 Feb 2012 at 8:45 am 10.michael said …

    why are do all the candidates for the presidency have to be openly declared christians? I wish the seperation of church and state meant that thier religious beliefs (or lack of them) were a purely private matter and not known to the public. We need to lose this wrong-headed thinking ; how likely is an atheist to be elected president, and what are the real reasons why not?

  11. on 18 Feb 2012 at 11:05 am 11.observer said …

    it gets them votes pure and simple

  12. on 19 Feb 2012 at 2:10 pm 12.alex said …

    My hero Sheriff Paul Babeu has been outed. I will pray for him and his disease. The Almighty God will surely cure him of his sin. I call on all Republicans to bow in prayer.

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