How utterly bizarre that the prolife movement has chosen to die on this hill arguing for the sacredness of lying in order to try to get somebody to agree to commit murder. That it should come to this. The Conservative Catholic Anti-Charism of Discernment–from circling the wagons for Maciel, to attacking Corapi’s bishop as part of a gay cabal, to striving to justify torture, to falling in love with enemy of God Ayn Rand and anointing her as Aristotle, to choosing *this* gravely evil and completely unnecessary cause to fight for tooth and nail–continues to amaze me. It is, incredibly, now a core value of the majority of so-called “Faithful Conservative Catholics” that lying in order to get somebody to agree to commit murder is a moral virtue and that those who object to this astonishingly stupid notion are Pharisees, fools, CINOs, and moral idiots. Astonishing how the devil can get us to twist the human intellect.