Nancy Pelosi, that darling of the Left who boldly declares her catholicity while fighting the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion, contraception and “reproductive rights”, has gone a step further:
The California Democrat participated in the Holy Thursday foot washing at an Episcopal church, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Not by offering her own feet–but by helping Bishop Marc Andres to wash the feet of two children.
Holy Thursday services are generally reverent, as we recall Christ’s Last Supper and his institution of the priesthood and the Eucharist. But the former House Speaker didn’t spend the entire evening in prayer; instead, she talked to churchgoers about her favorite political cause. SFGate reports that Pelosi used the opportunity to rally support for HR15, bipartisan immigration reform which her office says would “reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our famililes, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship.”
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UPDATE: L. Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, has weighed in, condemning this latest publicity stunt by Ms. Pelosi. Bozell said,
“I am a Catholic and I am offended at Minority Leader Pelosi’s continued abuses of the Catholic Church’s teachings and traditions. As a Catholic who has watched Ms. Pelosi champion one anti-Catholic cause after another, I believe this to be sacrilegious.
“Christ taught the washing of the feet as an act of utter humility, while she turned a sacred religious tradition into a grandstanding political publicity stunt. Ms. Pelosi’s politicizing of Holy Week is sickening and shameful.”