Do the Francis fans — especially those who reflexively quote the “least of these” part of Matthew 25 to justify wealth redistribution (whether in context or not) — agree with his stance on abortion?
‘”Every child that isn’t born, but is unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of Jesus Christ, has the face of the Lord,” he told an audience that included Catholic gynecologists, decrying a “throw-away culture” that fails to respect life.’
If they like Francis so much then they should never vote for Democrats, who think there aren’t enough abortions taking place. Their platform specifically calls for less restrictions and more taxpayer-funding of them.
The post is classic Sojourners bad logic: Asking Caesar to take from neighbor A by force to redistribute to neighbor B — even though it will make neighbor B dependent — and calling it “giving” on your part. And of course it distorts the facts, labeling slight reductions in massive increases as “cuts.”
Worse yet, these alleged evangelicals are appealing to the leader of the Catholic religion. The Reformation happened for a reason. Actually, 95 of them, and they are still valid reasons to avoid the Catholic church. I deeply respect their positions on abortion, real marriage and various other topics, and I think that many Catholics are indeed saved — but in spite of what Rome teaches on sanctification, Mary and other topics, not because of what they teach. They are “bad Catholics” who hold to the Protestant (i.e., biblical) view of justification and other key matters.
It is telling that Sojourners doesn’t appeal to the anti-abortion and real marriage views of the Catholics. What could be a bigger “social justice” issue than preventing unwanted human beings from being destroyed? They don’t say a word about that, but suggest that we borrow just a little bit less from China to “help” the poor (read: Democrat voting blocks) and they fall in love with the Pope.