Counterfeit Christians and The Great Ping-Pong Scam

Recently, forty-eight Democrat members of Congress signed a letter railing against Catholic bishops who say that pro-abortion politicians should be denied communion.  Interestingly, some of the people signing this letter claim to be “personally opposed” to abortion but say that it is not their place to legislate Catholic doctrine. 

As a Baptist, I agree.  Lawmakers shouldn’t be legislating Catholic doctrine. 

The problem is, the basis for saying that the unborn child is a living human being is not theological but biological.  Just because the Catholic Church recognizes this does not make laws against abortion a Catholic issue.  If we are going to say otherwise, then we have to eliminate our laws against theft since Holy Scripture says, “Thou Shalt Not Steal” and the Catholic Church agrees.    

So let’s cut to the chase here.  The people who signed this letter while claiming to be opposed to abortion are not the enlightened intellectuals they would have you believe.  They are cowards.  After all, there is no basis for being opposed to abortion other than the belief that it takes the life of an innocent and helpless baby.  So what the “personally opposed” crowd is really saying is, “I am aware that abortion is the murder of helpless children, but I’m not going to do anything to stop it.” 

Any way you cut it, that is nothing more than garden-variety cowardice.    

This letter signing nonsense is just part of The Great Ping-Pong Scam that gutless preachers and politicians have been pulling since the day abortion was legalized.  Ping is when the pro-life movement goes to the church and asks them to help do something about the abortion holocaust.  We are politely told that because abortion is a political issue the church shouldn’t get involved.  So we go to the nation’s politicians and ask them to help do something about the abortion holocaust.  From them we are informed that because abortion is a religious issue politicians shouldn’t get involved.  That is the pong part.

This slimy strategy has served both groups well for over 30 years.  But now, when a few Catholic bishops get serious about their clerical responsibilities, the Counterfeit Christians in Congress get worried that if this spreads The Great Ping-Pong Scam won’t work anymore. 

Of course, the person with the most to lose in all this is John Kerry.  As the most high-profile of the “personally opposed” cowards, he is the one most often identified by the bishops as being unfit to receive the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. 

It is revealing to think back to the last time the Democrats nominated a Catholic for President.  In the 1960 campaign, many American’s were in a lather over the possibility that if John Kennedy was elected he would just be a puppet of the Vatican.  But no one is expressing this concern about John Kerry and the reason why is simple. 

Kerry has made it perfectly clear that when his faith and his political ambitions collide, it will always be his faith that he abandons.  That is why America’s Godless Left is comfortable supporting him.  They have all the proof they need that his Catholic beliefs mean no more to him than Jimmy Carter’s, Bill Clinton’s or Al Gore’s Baptist beliefs meant to them. 

The reality is, the Godless Left has never had a problem with politicians who claim to have religious beliefs – as long as they didn’t actually live by them. 

As for the rest of us, the questions is: if God can’t such these people, can we?

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Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics