7 Quick Takes Friday (set #63)

This week: Obama has now “evolved” and is out of the closet on so called “gay marriage.” Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi teach the Catholic faith and explain how it moves them to support unnatural unions. “Occupiers” have been showing their political leanings via their t-shirts. “Hope and Change” has become “Hype and Blame,” so a new slogan has been unveiled. The Copenhagen Philharmonic takes us away from all of this in a flash mob.

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Obama has now “evolved” and is out of the closet. He has given his full support to “gay marriage”. If given the opportunity, he will back that with the full power and might of the federal government. “Gay marriage” is not about discrimination, bigotry or equality. See my earlier piece But how does “gay marriage” hurt you? for a primer. The Manhattan Declaration folks also recommend the following:

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Father Joe (Biden) has again been teaching the faith to all who will listen. His lessons span wide ranging topics from abortion to unnatural sexual unions to social teaching. Always interesting and always wrong. His bishop has corrected him before, but can not be on alert 24/7 to counter every statement this guy makes.

Why does he do it? After all, Biden could simply give his support to all these things and his reason for doing so, WITHOUT identifying himself as a Catholic or falsely claiming congruity with Catholic teaching. Answer: to give cover to those who wish to place political interests above God. To those inclined to think of his “teaching” as giving “plausible deniability,” remember that God knows your heart.

Father Z does a great job as always commenting on a Life News piece in his: Joe Biden: Theologian!.

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Nancy Pelosi has added her own colorful comments, explaining that her Catholic faith “compels” her …[to be]…   for same-sex marriage.

Biden and Pelosi both are speaking loudly and proudly for the Catholic faith. This is not ignorance, given that they have been clearly told of their error. Access to any Catholic Catechism or faithful Catholic would also have quickly cleared up any misunderstanding. This is continuing, purposeful scandal to mislead the faithful and general public.

Father Z also covers this well, commenting on a CNSNews piece in his: Nancy Pelosi, Doctrix of the Church, cites Theologian Obama and calls evil “good”.

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Are they simply stupid or historical ignorant? The “occupiers” have a strong affinity for communist icons as evidenced by the popularity of t-shirt images. Then again, it may simply be a proclamation of their politics:

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Obama’s last campaign slogan was “Hope and Change.” As president, this has morphed into “Hype and Blame,” fundamentally transforming America away from Christianity into something we do not want and from which recovery will be difficult.

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Obama officially announced his presidential reelection campaign last week on Karl Marx’s birthday. His new, official campaign slogan was also announced – Forward. “Forward” has long been a rallying cry for Marxist propaganda as explained by The Washington Times. See their piece: New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism. Really, comrade.

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Too much depressing political news this week. For something much lighter and uplifting – the Copenhagen Philharmonic participate in a flash mob:

The music (Grieg’s Peer Gynt) was performed and recorded on the subway. The Danish metro is very quiet. They used 3 camera mounted mics, two microports glued to the ceiling and one stereo mic in the middle of everything. Spotted by Deacon Greg.


Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was started by Jennifer Fulwiler to address this blogging need, but is guest hosted this week by Hallie Lord at Betty Beguiles. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Jen (and Hallie) for hosting this project!

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Comments

  1. 1: It’s not an evolution — it’s stating EXACTLY where he has always stood. I fail to understand why anyone is surprised.

    2: VP Biden is almost as good as Dan Quayle for gaffs and such. Even NPR pokes fun at him.

    4: Thanks for the reminder that I need to replace my Arabic “We Will Not Be Silent” shirt. *surfs over to a website of liberal slogan shirts.

    • George M. Sipe says:

      Hi Jen!

      Obama’s official position has long been that marriage is between a man and a woman. In October 2010, he clarified to say that position was evolving:

      I have been to this point unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage. But I also think you’re right that attitudes evolve, including mine.

      Few believed, on either side of the spectrum, that his reluctance to simply come out for “gay marriage” was anything other than a political calculation.

      I agree on Biden, he is the new Dan Quayle.

      On the “occupier” t-shirts, it is not that they are liberal per se, but that they represent the extreme intolerance of ruthless dictators who killed many millions.

  2. #4 One problem is that most Occupiers are too young to remember the Cold War. The other thing is that our schools and universities are quite clear in history class that Fascism is evil, but they are too timid or collaborative to make the sound moral pronouncement on Communism.

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