Here’s another guest spot from RedStateEddio

Talk about stepping onto an open dirty diaper without shoes on. Yuck! Well, that’s about what happened when Nancy “dragging my heels is how I always walk” Pelosi decided that politics was just not enough when it came to her speaking authoritatively. She’s now decided to be the arbiter of religion as well.

In an interview with Tom Brokaw,
she declared on the topic of abortion: “I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. And St. Augustine said at three months. We don’t know. The point is, is that it shouldn’t have an impact on the woman’s right to choose.”

Lift foot. Step in poop. It’s that simple. Seriously, Nancy, you ought to know better. I mean it’s not like you’re Jewish or something. You really think that your theological view of the world has no bearing on this issue?

To which an irritated Washington Archbishop Donald Wueri declared “The current teaching of the Catholic Church on human life and abortion is the same teaching as it was 2,000 years ago. From the beginning, the Catholic Church has respected the dignity of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death.” He also cited a passage from the church’s catechism that condemns abortion as “gravely contrary to moral law.”

Archbishops 1 – Nancy 0.

Echoing her misguided comments were those of Joe Biden’s, just brought out of an interview from 2006: “That debate [over abortion] in our church has not morphed, but changed over a thousand years. It always is viewed by the church as something that is wrong, but there’s been gradations of whether it was wrong. You know, from venial or mortal sin, as we Catholics say, and versions of it.”

Apparently someone passed along to Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput their comments, to which he replied: “I presume that [Biden’s] integrity will lead him to refrain from presenting himself for communion, if he supports a false ‘right’ to abortion.”

He also called Pelosi “a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them.”

Whap! Kapow! Doink! Ouch!

Not only the esteemed Speaker of the House, but also the presumed Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate got a little old-school ruler spanking. Nothing beats a Bishop Beat-Down. I remember mine very well.

Could this all be happening because Barack America gave one of his more quizzical answers in the Saddleback Forum on this topic, and the Dems know that they will be pounded on by “values voters” who know when life begins—and aren’t being paid to give an answer?

The Democrats want to siphon off enough values voters to win the election. Contradicting church doctrine and annoying bishops is not the way to do it.

Memo to Nancy: Only the Pope and his leaders speak out on official Catholic doctrine and history. Leave the theological pronouncements to those qualified to do it. Return to your usual activities…whatever it is you do in Washington. Now THAT’S an item that only God knows the answer to.

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