Jeb Bush Throws a Bit of Red Meat to the Torture-Loving GOP Base

Sends a clear signal that he’s open to reviving the Chamber of Horrors his brother’s Administration established. The mortal sin of Torture is a Core Value for the Anti-Abortion-but-Not-Prolife Party (you remember? The Party that still looks to Ann Coulter as a Valued Pundit when she says Trump could perform abortions in the White House [Read More...]

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Cognitive Dissonance

A reader writes: Is it just me or does it seem to everyone else that those most opposed to gun laws because criminals will just get them anyway tend to be very much in favor of abortion bans? Mhm. Just a little reminder, I remarked on exactly this cognitive dissonance in the anti-abortion-but-not-prolife subculture here [Read More...]

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Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! to the Great State of Nebraska…

…for outlawing the death penalty and then overriding the veto of the anti-abortion-but-not-prolife Catholic governor for whom the teaching of the Church is not as important as the conservative will to keep the US in the company of such enlightened regimes as Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, China, and North Korea. My prayer is that [Read More...]

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“Prolifers” for Eugenics

Meet Arkansas GOP representative Kim Hammer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible. He has been a Baptist pastor since 1979 and chaplain of the Saline Memorial Hospice in Benton since 2006. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Benton, Arkansas. Hammer has [Read More...]

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When Lefties Recommend Compelling the Poor to have Abortions

prolife conservatives rightly protest. When anti-abortion-but-not-prolife conservatives compel the poor to have abortions, “prolife” conservatives cheer far too often. Catholics who demand, on pain of mortal sin, that nobody use artificial contraception and who then turn around and tell those who are obedient to this “and we will punish you for listening to us right [Read More...]

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Only one demographic rejects the Church’s teaching about the death penalty

…but it’s totally not about race or anything and if you notice that it is you are “playing the race card”. The Death Penalty: Because the Magisterium is incompetent to teach about faith and morals when American white conservative sacred cows are involved. [Read more...]

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St. Augustine Once Again Shows He was Not a Real American Catholic

Not only did he reject lying for a good cause, he also was not nearly as eager to kill bad guys as he should have been. A reader writes: I’d like to recommend this short letter by St Augustine. It’s regarding non-Catholics who have been convicted of harming and even murdering Catholics, including priests. St. [Read More...]

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The Story of Jesus and the Moneychangers…

…is one of the most beloved texts in the Bible for those seeking to rationalize their love of violence. The trouble is, it is total rationalization. And it leads to blasphemous nonsense like “The crucifixion proves that God loves the death penalty, war, torture and bombing civilian populations for the greater good.” God’s Name is [Read More...]

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Death Penalty Red Herring

“The death penalty is not intrinsically immoral like abortion, therefore the state has no business banning it!” Prescinding from the fact that the “prolife” people most ardently in favor of the death penalty have absolutely no problem with grave intrinsic evil when Dick Cheney is defending the cold-blooded murder of innocents for the greater good, [Read More...]

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