Obama “Shameful and Criminal in the Eyes of God”

(CNSNews.com) – Nicholas DiMarzio, the Catholic bishop of the diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y.,  says that in his zealous support for abortion,  President Barack Obama has used his position not to help mothers and  children in difficult circumstances but instead has been an advocate for  that which “is shameful and criminal in the eyes of Almighty God.”

In his column for the diocesan newspaper The Tablet, entitled “Deeper  Into the Culture of Death,” Bishop DiMarzio praises Abraham Lincoln,  the abolition of slavery, and notes how far the nation has come in  electing Obama as president. DiMarzio also notes the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s  Roe v. Wade decision, which  legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy and how Obama  has promoted that decision.

“The so-called ‘pro-choice’ movement has its roots in the ideology of  Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, who understood her  call to be one who would ‘assist the race toward the elimination of the  unfit,’” states Bishop DiMarzio.  “Of course, a young Barack Obama was  precisely the sort of unfit child that Sanger and her allies would want  to eliminate.”

“Tragically, the President has not been an advocate for those young  children faced with similarly difficult circumstances,” says Bp.  DiMarzio. “He has chosen to use the bully pulpit not to call upon us  all to be nobler and to embrace each child, regardless of origins and  circumstances; rather, he has been a proponent of an expediency that is  shameful and criminal in the eyes of Almighty God.”

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The bishop also discusses the Obamacare mandate that requires nearly  all health care plans to offer contraceptives, sterilization, and  abortion-inducing drugs without co-pays, arguing that these rules  “imposed on our Nation” would force “Catholic institutions to provide  employees with medical procedures and services we believe to be in  defiance of the will of God.”

“We know that, today, an administration that is hostile requires  contraception and sterilization,” states the bishop. “However, as government involves itself in our internal affairs, there is little  doubt in anyone’s mind that the government would seek to compel  religious institutions to provide abortion services in the future.”

He continues, “In my view, those who voted for President Obama bear  the responsibility for a step deeper in the culture of death. Under the  cover of women’s issues, we now see an assault on religious freedom and  personal conscience.”

The bishop criticizes New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, a  Catholic, for proposing “the largest expansion of abortion rights in New  York State history,” which he says is an expansion of “this culture of  death.”

“I would have hoped that the first African-American president of the  United States would have stood on the side of freedom for all,” says Bishop  DiMarzio in conclusion.  “Instead, he stands on the side of political  expediency. Mr. Lincoln, with great difficulty, put out into the deep  and paid with his life. Would that our political leaders today would  have some of the same courage.”

In the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., there are about 1.5 million Catholics, 206 parishes, and 119 Catholic schools.

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1 comment for “Obama “Shameful and Criminal in the Eyes of God”

  1. Drew
    February 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I’ve got a great idea. How about everyone that doesn’t want to give an abortion upon request, or give contraception upon request or do anything else that would go against their religious beliefs and thus go against what their profession would hold them accountable to do – how about they not become doctors, pharmacists or nurses. That would be alright with the majority of people who simple ask you to do your job. Religion and the people that follow that religion have no right to make everyone believe or practice the way they do. You have a job: do it. And shut up about it. You don’t want to do that job: stop taking government subsidies, stop getting tax exemptions and stop, for the love of your god, stop inflicting our secular nation with your hateful and unpatriotic rhetoric. It IS as simple as that.

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