Bully pulpit

Sunday found me back at the church in which I grew up, now my parents’ church.  The priest concluded a nice homily with an unrelated, but also nice, message about support to Haiti.

And then, in a sudden turn of events, he started in on health care reform, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ position on the current versions of health care bills in the House and Senate.  You probably know where this is going.  Oh yes.  Abortion.

I’m not even going there.  But dragging politics into church like that?  Totally inappropriate.  Do you comment on every bill that’s before the House and Senate?  What about the energy and climate change bills?  Did you think to mention those?  Broad issues that affect ALL LIFE on this planet?

No.  No you didn’t.  Just a single, narrow issue that you can’t seem to get over.  Meanwhile, we have no meaningful national response to climate change and energy reform and continue to argue over small details in a health care “reform” bill that will fail to bring meaningful change.  Excuse me while I vomit in the pew.

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