Backhanded compliments

There’s been lots of commentary about President Obama’s guest list for his White House “Greet The Pope” do.

Mike Huckabee: “When you invite the head of the Catholic Church — the pope — you should treat him as an honored guest. It is not a time to embarrass him by inviting people who have been very outspoken in their criticism of the Church. It’s like hosting a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous and setting up an open bar or it’s like inviting the prime minister of India — who is a Hindu — and serving ribeye steak. There are some things you just don’t do. It’s called manners.”

Franklin Graham: “Is there no end to the lengths the president will go in order to push his sinful agenda? This is disgraceful and obviously inappropriate.”

Todd Starnes: “Just a few weeks ago they had the King of Saudi Arabia drop by for a howdy-do. I wonder how many Muslim feminists and LGBT activists were invited to that get-together?”

CtH: “Dear President Bozo, God can do passive-aggressive too, you know. This photo is going viral and you sooooo deserve it. ::snork::”

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5 responses to “Backhanded compliments

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    A friend posted about the pope’s speech, “What did I hear? We should welcome immigrants. We should repeal the death penalty, We should make sure the American dream is open for anyone. We should eliminate war as a blood money machine. We should protect life from during the entire course of life. What did you hear?” Another friend said, “That’s pretty much what I heard.”

    CtH – I have yet to find any piece of authentic Catholic social teaching that violates the basic tenets of the U.S. Constitution or the Tea Party manifesto. But there’s a LOT that violates the Progressive-Democrat agendas.

    My peeps on the right support overhauling the immigration system because it is a mess. But do it legally, through Congress, and then enforce it properly. Illegal alien invasion is not immigration and the Obama “we enforce only the laws we like” Administration is not making the American dream available, but destroying it altogether.

    As for totally eliminating the death penalty, his statement may be his personal preference, but it is not what the Church teaches.

    Catechism 2267 Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.

    I’m not going to comment on war blood money. Condemning that is like saying poison is bad for you. And we all know where I stand on life. 🙂