Thursday, February 19, 2009

Opposing Non-Existent Legislation

I think it would be pretty embarrassing create a political movement in order to oppose legislation that didn't actually exist as the Catholic Church is doing with the Freedom of CHoice Act (FOCA).

Maybe instead of fighting legislation that did not exists, the good ol' Catholic Church could do something useful and oppose other forms of injustice that counters Catholic thought such unjust wars or the death penalty. Maybe it could do a better job of helping lower and middle class families through this time of economic uncertainty.

Instead, the Catholic Church continues to "fight the good fight" against bills that don't exist. Oh, and reinstate Holocaust denying Bishops that are extreme conservatives.


AcadeMama said...

The blatant twisting of facts by those who circulate this rhetoric of fear never ceases to amaze me. I really don't know who's crazier: the people twisting the story or the people who blindly believe whatever is passed along in their e-mail box?

Thanks for posting this!

harrogate said...

There was a period of several months at the end of 2008 and then the first few weeks of 2009 where Harrogate came to believe that FOCA really existed, so often did they talk about this sweeping new law.

"Why cannot I find this huge Bill?" Harrogate kept asking himself.

The one day he discovered he had been lied to.

The Roof Almighty said...

"'The FOCA is the next sick chapter in the book of abortion.'"

I've seen this commercial late at night.

Glass-eyed fanatic: Hey, have you heard of the Bible?
Wary friend- Of course.
GEF- Well this is the sick Book of Abortion.
WF- Really?

I'm always falling asleep that late; after that they all try on Slankets and make guacomole in a dildo housing, maybe?