Ah, the Kennedy’s.
America’s “royalty”. Camelot. John and Jackie’s charm and elegance. Robert’s youthful ambition. And Ted’s, well, uh, thirstiness.
I’ve never understood the abject adoration that the baby-boomer generation has bestowed upon them, nor the fascination with their Catholicism. For if ever there were a famous family to be held up as faithful members of Catholic tenets, the Kennedy’s ain’t it.
I present Exhibit, uh, “F”: Patrick Kennedy.
In another exercise of Kennedy hauteur, pickled Whore Island Representative Patrick Kennedy has undertaken a war of words with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Providence Diocese over the Catholic Church’s stance against possible tax-payer funded abortion in ObamaCare.
He is exasperated at the fact that the Church can possibly be against government-funded abortions, as if this is some kind of explosive new plot that has just been exposed.
From the Boston Globe:
“I can’t understand for the life of me how the Catholic Church could be against the biggest social justice issue of our time, where the very dignity of the human person is being respected by the fact that we’re caring and giving health care to the human person – that right now we have 50 million people who are uninsured,” Kennedy said.
He added: “You mean to tell me the Catholic Church is going to be denying those people life-saving health care? I thought they were pro-life? If the church is pro-life, then they ought to be for health care reform, because it’s going to provide health care that are going to keep people alive.”!
For God’s sake: What part of “abortion = murder” can’t you understand, Pat? You can’t give health care to someone if you’ve denied them the right to exist!
And what the hell is a “human person”?
The bishop explained the church’s stance, saying that while the church supports health care overhaul, “we are adamantly opposed to health care legislation that threatens the life of unborn children, requires taxpayers to pay for abortion, rations health care, or compromises the conscience of individuals.
“Congressman Kennedy continues to be a disappointment to the Catholic Church and to the citizens of the state of Rhode Island,” the bishop said. “I believe the congressman owes us an apology for his irresponsible comments. It is my fervent hope and prayer that he will find a way to provide morally responsible leadership for our state.”
Bishop: 1/ Kennedy: 0
The Catholic church, as a matter of principle and church teaching, historically and unabashedly opposes abortion. This is not a secret. The Church has just as much of a right to promote their ideals and to speak openly of them then any other individual or organization, including the punks of Club Kennedy.
As much as liberals like Kennedy want to make the Church the boogie-man of “women’s rights”, abortion is not a religious issue. It is a civil one. The Church may be against abortion, but you don’t have to be a Catholic to be pro-life..
Kennedy’s breathless rebuke of the Church’s stance on government-run abortion serves to highlight this family’s complete sense of entitlement and arrogance. His tantrum effuses a belief that his spoiled family status and bratty influence should be accepted as some over-arching social doctrine, with gravitas enough to expect an entire religion to conform to his own ideology.
Just another example of the famous tolerance of liberals.