The president of the United States should not pay the slightest attention or respect to the world’s Parasite-in-Chief.
I understand that this is politics. I understand that you don’t go around pissing people off who you could have had on your side if you had simply been polite. But the Vatican is a special case, as is, for example, North Korea. You don’t meet Kim Jong-il and say it’s a great honor, and ask his advice, and ask him to pray for your friends.
Afterward, the Vatican said the leaders discussed immigration, the Middle East peace process and aid to developing nations. But the Vatican’s statement also underscored the pair’s deep disagreement on abortion. “In the course of their cordial exchanges, the conversation turned first of all to questions which are in the interest of all and which constitute a great challenge … such as the defense and promotion of life and the right to abide by one’s conscience,” the statement said.
These are lies. This is not a matter of opinion. These words, “the defense and promotion of life and the right to abide by one’s conscience,” are lies. The reference to “life” is shorthand for the Catholic position that abortion is evil, even if it would have saved a mother instead of an embryo. It is not life he wants to protect, it is his rule. And by “the right to abide by one’s conscience” he does not mean that a mother has any rights. This is a claim on his part to the right to tell women what to do.
Even in his gift to the U.S. leader, the pope sought to underscore his beliefs. Benedict gave Obama a copy of a Vatican document on bioethics that hardened the church’s opposition to using embryos for stem cell research, cloning and in-vitro fertilization. … “Yes, this is what we had talked about,” Obama said, telling the pope he would read it on the flight to his next stop, Ghana.
Some gift! Why on Earth would Mr. Obama read such a document? Can he really imagine there is anything in it but lies?
Just this week, Benedict issued a major document calling for a new world financial order guided by ethics and a search for the common good, denouncing a profit-at-all-cost mentality blamed for the global financial meltdown.
Ethics and a search for the common good? There is only one way the Pope could contribute to these goals: by renouncing his post and repudiating the Church. He might then humbly offer to help the next U.S. president bring charges against the Vatican to the International Criminal Court, if she is interested.