Smok Wawelski's ruminations about politics, culture wars and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
Monday, February 27, 2012
HHS Mandate: The Parable of the Kosher Deli
Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn. followed in Jesus footsteps with the telling of a parable, that of the Kosher Deli, on Feb 16th before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s hearing. He is the chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
We all know about their unholy alliances with pro-abortion groups, but this year it went much further. It was a 7 minute spiel about global warming and environmentalism. Pure political propaganda cloaked with a veneer of "christianese" words tossed in. If not for the fact that, after confession this morning, I was warned these nutjobs were going to speak ,and that I prayed for self control, I most certainly would have gotten up and walked out and possibly given them a piece of my mind.
I watched in disgust as many fellow parishoners heeded their call to sign "solidarity cards" and gove donations. I left immediately after feeling as disgusted and defiled as I would had I woken up in a brothel after a wild night of drinking and debauchery.
The demonic in the air was palpable. Don't these people know ( I refer to the Bishop who authorized this and asked us to "trust" that D&P was getting its act together, and the sheeple who go along with it. The D&P activists themeselves are well aware that they are corrupting the church with cultural marxism) that it is impossible to ally oneself with the anti-global warming crowd and remain true to church teaching? To subscribe to the heresy of anthropogenic global warming is to agree, eventually to throw the church teachings on contraception, abortion and marriage under the bus in the name of "social justice".
If anyone needs an explanation as to why the Global Warming/Green Movement and Christian Catholic teaching are compltely incompatible (to put it politely) watch the following Video:
I come to church to hear truth spoken , not lies. And this morning we were fed damnable lies with the blessing of no less than the local teaching authority of the church itself: the Bishop. That he could permit such a vile organization to openly spread outright lies like that in the church, before the official dismissal is unconscionable. In years past they would be low key and ask for funds to help with some projects, but this year the talk was unabashedly politcal. all the environmenatlist buzzwords were there.
Today I am absolutely ashamed of my church... I feel drained and defiled instead of refreshed and renewed after Mass.
This morning, I really had the sense that God had left the building.
D&P is not what i signed up for. As God abandoned the northern kingdom of Israel for its idolatry and worldliness, and later Judah for the same, it felt as if He had turned his back on us this morning.
Upon viewing this, I had two thoughts:
1) It speaks to the state of the culture and society today when you think that this man and his preaching were what people tuned into 50 years ago on TV. Today, they get the secular humanist snake oil of the irreverent atheist Bill Maher,the new age paganism of Oprah Winfrey and the relativism that is MTV.
It breaks my heart and speaks to the state of the church, that preachers of all denominations , by and ,large shrink back from speaking the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the tryuth in love for fear of "offending" some. Sadly they will learn that the One they had offended was the One that actually mattered, when they are asked to answer for the lost souls that could have been saved had they told it as it is. Ezekiel 33 comes to mind.
This talk is almost 40 minutes long but worth every minute you will spend watching it.