His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, capo di tutti capi of the organized criminal organization known as
NAMBLA The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, wanted to be down with Obamacare, but it only helps poor people without capitulating to the radically conservative Catholic agenda on every other issue, so he just couldn’t do it, you know?
“We’ve been asking for reform in health care for a long time, so we were kind of an early supporter in this,” he said. “Where we started bristling and saying, ‘Uh oh, this isn’t comprehensive because it’s excluding the undocumented immigrant and its excluding the unborn baby.’ So, we began to bristle at that.”*
“And then secondly, we said, ‘And wait a minute, we Catholics who are among the pros when it comes to providing health care, do it because of our religious conviction and because the dictates of our conscience, and now we’re being asked to violate some of those,'” Dolan added. “So that’s where we begin to draw back and say, Mr. President, please, you’re really kind of pushing aside some of your greatest supporters here. We want to be with you, we want to be strong. And if you keep doing this, we’re not going to be able to be one of your cheerleaders.”
Did you know that Cardinal Dolan has been one of this President’s “greatest supporters”? Because I must have missed a memo or something. Anyway, you know, it’s not like Cardinal Dolan doesn’t want to help the poor, I mean, that’s great and he’s totally into that kind of thing, but priorities, right? Excluding undocumented immigrants is a deal killer, because Jesus is supposed to have said that you should only heal the sick if you’re planning on healing every sick person everywhere. Definitely the bishops were right to oppose the entire bill over that, rather than working to get coverage for undocumented immigrants added to the package (as it should be). And the unborn baby, obviously, this is just simple math. The many, many times Jesus is said to have remarked on helping the poor and healing the sick must be weighed against the zero times he mentioned abortion, or the hard truth of passages like Numbers 5:11-31, in which the consumption of an abortifacient is mandated as a sort of “trial by ordeal” when a woman is accused of adultery. If she’s pregnant and the fetus is aborted, then you know she slept with another dude. Clearly this is a deity whose concern for the life of the unborn is unparalleled.
Very smart people seem to be very excited about Pope Francis and his focus on social justice, and that’s nice, but call me when he busts Tim Dolan down to assistant night broomsman in Vatican Square.
* Similar to Cardinal Dolan’s ordeal with respect to the health care reform, I was an early supporter of being a Catholic, but then I realized that, uh oh, these people can’t stop molesting children and then engaging in an organized coverup about it at an institutional level. I began to bristle at that.