Trump reduces non-negotiables to four

…and gives himself an eventual out for betraying the desecrate-an-altar-for-Trump crowd: The President-elect said that he would allow the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage to stand because “it’s law.” “It was settled in the Supreme Court,” he told Stahl. “I mean it’s done.” It’s done. The Supreme Court settled it, says the Dear Leader. [Read More…]

How Not to Be Pro-life

The Governor of Maine, Paul LePage, self-identifies as a “prolife” Republican. Thing is, when you are actually pro-life, you do not go around announcing that you are “at war” with “people of color” or declare them, en masse, “the enemy” who need to be killed. When the state starts talking about citizens, not as citizens, [Read More…]

Had an interesting conversation with a friend about prolife utopianism

It started with a comment from a reader who said: And do any of you really think than just banning abortion will stop it? I do not get the anti abortion movement…they are anything but pro-life. The ecomomic quagmire that Trump and the GOP would create will cause more children to die…infanticide, abandoment and abuse [Read More…]

Feel free to discuss

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]