Report Card # 15 on Bill Press’s Book
How the Republicans stole Christmas
Saturday, November 24, 2007 -March 11, 2006
Chapter 3 – The Death Penalty
There are many pro-life Democrats in the State Legislatures throughout the country. Why are there none in California? We continue with a brief review of this chapter. Our purpose is to explore the mind and heart of a Catholic in Name only Politician and to make the derivative CINOP as common as U.N. or RINO – Republican in Name Only. Note that the CINOP is a true believer in the social gospel issues, but seemingly blind and uncaring about the life and family issues. We have on the one hand, the prudential decisions and on the other hand the absolute evil decisions. There is also a hope and prayer to bring the CINOP back to over-all Catholic Values.
In this part of Bill’s brain (the Death Penalty); his thoughts make a lot of sense. “In recent years, no group has been more out front opposing the death penalty than the Catholic Church. And this represents a big change. As seen above, church fathers like Augustine and Aquinas originally steered the church in favor of executions as a legitimate function of the state….At least the Catholic Church is consistent. Its official position – based on reverence for life – is against abortion, in all cases, and against the death penalty, in all cases….There is simply no way that the death penalty can be uniformly and fairly applied, nationwide….Life in prison without parole is the proven, reliable, humane alternative to the death penalty.” 108, 110- 112.
Prior to the above, Bill Press is very much annoyed with St. Paul. “In their lust to justify killing their fellow men and women conservative Christians practically leap with joy whenever they stumble upon St. Paul’s letter to the Romans. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for example, believes that St. Paul in Romans 13:4 gives the state all the authority it needs to kill… Religious conservatives follow St. Paul only selectively. They embrace the death penalty, yet they are also the first ones to start complaining about paying their taxes….But more seriously, is there anyone living in the twenty-first century who actually takes St. Paul at his word?” 101-2 To prove his point, Bill quotes St. Paul.
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord…. Slaves obey your earthly masters in everything that you do: Colossians 3:18, 22
Unfortunately, Bill Press quoted Mario Cuomo who is an outspoken death penalty opponent. As governor of New York in the 1980’s he begged the Vatican: “Please, please, please speak on this subject.” Readers need to be informed that Cuomo via his writings is the Patron Saint of pro-abortion Catholic politicians. In the process Mario muddied the waters of Catholic thinking and had a bad influence on the U.S. Bishops.
In hindsight, decades ago, the bishop should have talked to the CINOP. Please attend Mass on Sundays, but don’t receive Holy Communion. It would also have been the best for our Catholic Faith and for the viability and survival of the Democratic Party which has many Catholics registered as Democrats.
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