I have an interesting prediction for what the Church will begin to do next, now that President Obama, who is the “First Gay President”, has been re-elected.
|President Obama looks FABULOUS!!!
with his accented rainbow halo.
As most of you know, or maybe you don’t, the HHS Mandate more or less is attacking Catholic run organizations and forcing them to pay for contraception through insurance, as well as a number of other items that go against core Catholic doctrine and teaching. The conscience clause is no longer allowed, something unheard of within the United States.
It seems to me that the coming persecution of the Catholic Church within the United States has officially begun to get worse. I’m afraid that what we are currently seeing is only the beginning of far worse things to come.
With this being said, I sincerely think that Pro-Abortion, Pro-Homosexual “Marriage”, Pro-Everything Contrary To Church Teaching “catholic” politicians, will begin to be ex-communicated.
The reason I feel this is simple:
1. The Church hasn’t public ex-communicated anyone from the Church because currently in the United States, the Church is tax-exempt (as long as they stay out of party politics). I feel that we haven’t seen ex-communications because the Church in America is afraid to be seen “playing party politics” when these ex-communications come down (since most of the ex-communicants will be Democrats).
2. The Church, with the HHS Mandate and I’m certain a barrage of further anti-Catholic laws will be laid out, making it difficult for the Church to stay true to her teachings, while following the civic duty of the law of the land, without violating her conscience.
(For those of you who think that the Church should violate her conscience because contraception, abortion and the like are “a-okay”, I have news for you. 1/3 of hospitals in this country are Catholic. You think the lines are terrible right now? Wait until 1/3 of the hospitals disappear overnight. Good job. Many other Catholic organizations that cover social-justice issues like feeding the poor will also be shut down, leaving the good old efficient government in charge of that. Fun.)
3. If the Church is going to continually be attacked, and possibly lose its tax-exempt status anyways…why not? Why not go out on a high note?
I honestly don’t know anything, this is all a prediction. I could be 100% wrong. It seems like a decent possibility though, based on what has happened, the fact that Catholic run organizations all across the country have been suing the Federal Government (thank you main stream media for covering this (including you Fox! (end sarcasm))) on a massive scale demonstrates the kick-back that Catholics are pushing.
Pope Benedict mentioned earlier this year that the Church may need to become smaller, in order to become better. Pruning the bad branches of the tree will do this, especially when these bad branches produce horrible fruit.