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Just as contemporary conservative soteriology boils down to “Opposition to abortion taketh away the sins of the world”, so contemporary conservative moral theology boils down to “There’s simply no point in attempting any virtue or obedience to Christ until all abortion everywhere is eliminated.” That’s the thinking that is constantly called ‘rightly ordering our moral [Read More…]

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The Party of Life Now Measures Itself by How Many Children it is Willing to Kill

The toxicity of the anti-abortion-but-not-prolife party on full display: “We’re talking about ruthless things tonight,” said Hewitt, “carpet bombing, toughness, war. And people wonder, could you do that? Could you order air strikes that would kill innocent children by not the scores, but the hundreds and the thousands? Could you wage war as a commander-in-chief?” [Read More…]

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Catholic Prolifers for Trump…

= World’s Biggest Suckers.  No, seriously, if you support Trump and imagine for one second that you are prolife you are lying to yourself and everybody around you. More than that, you give scandal as you back this racist high priest and demagogue who gives both fuel and oxygen to the ugliest things in American [Read More…]

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The Leader of the GOP Field Calls for the Cold-Blooded Murder of Women and Children

This man is the most popular candidate in the GOP: “And the other thing is with the terrorists,” he continued, “you have to take out their families. When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don’t kid yourselves. They say they don’t care about their lives. [Read More…]

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If you sport a pro-life bumper sticker when you drive up to the store

…then don’t be offering commentary on how a harrassed mother inside the store needs to stop having kids. Also, screaming at desperate mothers and children seeking safety from rape and murder? Not a prolife judgment call. And telling poor mothers, “You must not practice contraception under pain of mortal sin–and I will punish you by [Read More…]

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Why the “Catholic Prolife” Case for the Bomb Fails

The Public Discourse is forced to say “2+2=4” to a subculture of lies. The real question is, when the Church says the use of the bomb to destroy whole populations is a crime against man and God, why does there so much as *exist* a “Catholic prolife” case for the bomb or people who make [Read More…]

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Mass Shootings…

…are an Exceptionally American Problem. Yup. And a so-called “prolife” movement brimming with people laboring to excuse this is also an exceptionally American problem. A prolife leader who talked about abortifacients the way so many anti-abortion-but-not-prolife Christians speak constantly about guns would be out on his ear as a leader by nightfall. [Read more…]

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Prolife Christians for Torture

Carly Fiorina plays to the anti-abortion-but-not-prolife base that, as with the death penalty, spent vastly more energy making war on the bloody obvious teaching of the Church fighting *for* torture than fighting against abortion. Love for torture among allegedly “prolife” conservatives remains, to this day, a huge selling point for GOP candidates. And the most [Read More…]

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People are mysteriously baffled…

…about my point concerning the falsehood of so-called conservatives calling “prudential judgements” what are, in fact, their actual policy core commitments. Let me make this as simple as possible: You only have so much money, time and energy. You have presented to you two goals: 1. Fight for the right to life for unborn children. 2. [Read More…]

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How To Completely Discredit the Claim that the Five Non-Negotiables are Non-Negotiable

I think it is actually true that the the “Five Non-Negotiables” (abortion, euthanasia, gay “marriage”, ESCR, and human cloning) are, in fact, non-negotiable issues.  I don’t necessarily think they are the *only* non-negotiable issues, but for a quick and dirty index of bottom line moral questions contested in our present political culture, they’ll do. They [Read More…]

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