An American Bishop switches political parties | Fr. Z’s Blog

An American Bishop switches political parties

Posted on 14 August 2013 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Rev. Mr. Kandra, at his blog Deacon’s Bench, has an entry about His Excellency Most. Rev. Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence.

Bp. Tobin has announced a switch of his political party. He has left the Democrats and has registered as a Republican.

Kandra quotes sources:

“The a-ha moment for me [Bp. Tobin] was the 2012 Democratic National Convention. It was just awful,” Tobin, 65, told the Rhody Young Republicans during an event at the Holy Rosary Band Society Hall in Providence. The leader of Rhode Island’s roughly 621,000 Catholics said he had been a registered Democrat since 1969.

“I just said I can’t be associated structurally with that group, in terms of abortion and NARAL [Pro-Choice America] and Planned Parenthood and [the] same-sex marriage agenda and cultural destruction I saw going on,” Tobin said. “I just couldn’t do it anymore.”

Tobin switched his affiliation to the Republican Party effective Jan. 5, according to voter records reviewed by WPRI.com. [Uh-huh. I am sure this TV station was sniffing around out of purely benign motives.] He is registered to vote from a house on the 140-acre grounds of the diocese’s Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Providence. [Note the inclusion of 140-acres…. gosh, he must be rich. After all, I’ll the people are dying to get into that neighborhood.]

“I’ve changed my party registration now, but the fact is that the registration itself doesn’t mean a whole lot to me,” Tobin said. [Will the MSM take him at his word?]

A couple things.

Aside from the fact that the GOP is not perfect, how can any cleric be a member of a political party that is so clearly pro-abortion? How can a cleric be a member of a party that actively, openly undermines the true definition of marriage?

The Democrat platform enshrines abortion rights and homosexual “marriage”.

“But Father! But Father!”, you squishy soft identity types are about to pipe up, “You hate Vatican II and….”

Nope. That’s enough.

Don’t give me any of that “you can be ‘pro-life’ and yet not talk about abortion because ‘pro-life’ can’t be limited to the abortion issue” seam-less garment blah blah. We have to defend the poor and the un-born. Don’t give me that “we help the unborn more by not talking about abortion and focusing on government entitlement programs for the poor”. B as in B. S as in S. We don’t have to choose between the unborn and the poor. We can’t choose between them. We have to choose both. Silence about the unborn and avoidance of the issue for the sake of a “bigger picture” is a cop out. Without the right to be born, the other social justice issues are so much wind in the weeds.

Moreover, though we must help the poor, the best ways to help the poor are matters of contingent moral judgments (about we Catholics can disagree). The right to life of the unborn is not a matter of contingent moral judgments (we Catholics can’t disagree).

I suspect some will say that clerics should not be inscribed in any political party. That is defensible position.

However, in some states is it not the fact that if you are not registered in a party you cannot vote in that party’s primary? I don’t know how RI is set up. Perhaps this switch to GOP means that Bp. Tobin will at least be able to vote in the primary of the party that is not the Party of Death.

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I am watching the utter destruction of the fabric of our country,our culture,human decency.We want to hear what tickles our ears. We were warned about this.

 

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Chuck Schumer: Hey let’s fly the rainbow gay flag at the Olympics instead of ours | Conservative Firing Line

Chuck Schumer: Hey let’s fly the rainbow gay flag at the Olympics instead of ours

Posted on August 12, 2013 by Joe Newby

schumer2It seems some liberals are so obsessed about gay rights, they’re ready to set the U.S. flag aside to fly the gay rainbow flag in its place.

The latest comes from New York Democrat Chuck Schumer, who suggested countries wave rainbow flags during the opening ceremony of the Olympics to show support for gay rights and protest Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Black American citizens file “Articles of Impeachment” against Obama – Tea Party Tribune – Tea Party Tribune

Florida based NBRA initiates effort to impeach

by Dr. Richard Swier

The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota, FL, headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language:

We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors.

On July 4, 1776, the founders of our nation declared their independence from governmental tyranny and reaffirmed their faith in independence with the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. Asserting their right to break free from the tyranny of a nation that denied them the civil liberties that are our birthright, the founders declared:

“When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” – Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

THE IMPEACHMENT POWER

Article II, Section IV of the United States Constitution provides: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

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BENGHAZI TRUTH!: OPEN LETTER TO GOP HOUSE: CNN / BOEHNER / BENGHAZI / WARNING

Dear Congressional House Members,

As some of you know and most of this activist blog’s readership know, NYC media is my business & has been for over 20 years. The people running this group are not lawyers and “small business owners” like many of you. We’re media and marketing specialists, which is what you need and what you are not, so please pay attention. If you are unfamiliar with this group, its media coverage (nationally it’s more than most of you have) and it’s significant grassroots accomplishments, see this: http://www.benghazi-truth.blogspot.com/2013/07/summery-for-news-organizations-of-this.html

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