For many conservatives, one of the greatest problems in our country today isn’t necessarily a particular issue, but the people who make the decisions on those issues. Our politicians routinely push the country in directions that the majority of Americans disagree with. A few examples to provide evidence: Obamacare, abortion, gay marriage, raising taxes, sending money and aid to countries that hate us and so much more. In state after state, politicians prefer to legislate rather than to allow referendum or popular opinion to decide the many issues of our day.
California Representative Nancy Pelosi is a perfect example of what so many of us hate about American politics today.
CNSNews reminded us of an interview with the National Catholic Reporter, where Nancy Pelosi may have uncovered the truth of why she does what she does.
Way back in 2003, Nancy Pelosi was the Majority House Leader and was hopping to lead her party to a permanent majority. She likely sat down with the Catholic News agency to boost her credibility among Catholics, with whom she seemed far too liberal socially.
The interview centered on her new role as party leader, her views on the war in Iraq, and her disputes and agreements with Catholicism. Interestingly, Pelosi considers herself a “conservative Catholic” – even though her views on abortion, contraception, female priests and celibacy of the clergy all conflict with church teaching. (And that is just in this article.) One could also take from this that Pelosi doesn’t care about the authority of the church either, having been publicly scolded by church leaders for years without apologizing or repenting.
But the most interesting nugget of knowledge from this enlightening interview is actually the question and response that uncovers Pelosi’s heart and true agenda.
You were recently quoted as calling yourself a “conservative Catholic.” Are you?
I think so… I try to abide by all the teachings of the church in relationship to family. I think my family speaks very clearly to that.
Two litmus tests that help define “conservative” and “liberal” in the church: Married priests and women priests.
What can I say? The record speaks for itself in some respects. I have always thought that there should have been a stronger role for women in the church. When I was little my mother always wanted me to be a nun. I didn’t think I wanted to be a nun, but I thought I might want to be a priest because there seemed to be a little more power there, a little more discretion over what was going on in the parish. I think the reality of life is that wherever God sends a vocation that marriage should not bar anyone from following that vocation.
Pelosi’s views on abortion and celibacy of the clergy argue vociferously that she does NOT “abide by all the teaching to the church in relationship to family.”
Did you notice her response to her mother’s desire that Pelosi become a nun? I didn’t think I wanted to be a nun, but I thought I might want to be a priest because there seemed to be a little more power there, a little more discretion over what was going on in the parish. Doesn’t that make it A LOT easier to understand why Nancy says and does the things she does? The woman is a power hungry monster. She craves power. She needs it. Whatever she does is with the goal of gaining power, of being in control, of making decisions for everyone around her.
To Nancy Pelosi, becoming a member of her church clergy wasn’t about serving the people of her parish. It wasn’t about feeding the hungry, clothing the naked or providing for the poor. It was about POWER – it was about controlling the church and its people. Now apply that to her role as a politician. Do you believe she became a politician to help us or to RULE us?
I think the answer is obvious.