The DNC’s 2012 platform has certainly caused a great deal of uproar within the ranks of both the Republicans and evangelical conservatives … but then, I repeat myself. This time around, it’s for two things in particular; the first is their support of same sex marriage as an official plank in their platform. Upon hearing this, Pat Robertson was quick to respond:
Robertson asked, “To think that the Democratic Party would put in their platform support of gay marriage, you just say: what are they thinking about, what are they thinking about?”
He went on to note, “The Obama administration has insulted the Catholic church in terms of funding for contraception and forced all the things they’re trying to impose on Catholic schools…and now to see this on the platform, you think: ‘Are you out of your mind?'”
Yeah, the poor Catholic Church. Even though churches have always been exempt from this rule, they still feel as if they’re being persecuted by being told that charities, hospitals, and schools associated with them have to provide hormonal birth control as part of their insurance plan. These groups don’t even have to pay for it, but it doesn’t matter. It has something to do with the female reproductive system, yet it doesn’t involve a baby coming out of it. That, in the eyes of the Church, makes the whole thing suspect.
Earlier today, he commented further on the apparent absence of the word “God” in the DNC’s platform. I guess he skipped the entire section discussing faith, but I don’t expect much in the way of reason from a guy who suggested Disney World was going to get hit by a meteor for supporting homosexuality. Cut to Pat blubbering once again about how he just can’t understand why the government hates God:
… I don’t know what you’d label the Democrats now, but it’s the party of … gays, Godlessness, and whatever else. I mean, that’s … same sex marriage is in the platform; they want to go along with that as a right, and … I’m just astounded.
Funny how shortly after this came out, the DNC had a voice vote during the convention tonight and chose – amidst much controversy – to strengthen the language about Jerusalem and put “God” back into the text of their platform. Jesus, guys … it was fine the way it was, and now people are taking this as another example of how you’ll cave at a moment’s notice.
Anyway. Yes, the Democrats are the party of same sex rights and secularism – albeit in some rudimentary form. Republicans, not so much. I refuse to take seriously any political organization that claims to get its morality from a 2,000 year old Middle Eastern manuscript that calls for the stoning of people who are wired to be attracted to members of the same gender.
[cut] … because they can’t defend it, and you ask yourself, are you going to go before the American people, and that’s going to be the face you present to America. You have insulted the Catholic Church with your rules … you’ve insulted right to work states, you have insulted certain union groups with your stand on the pipeline, and now you’re going after God! I mean, it makes no sense, but that’s what they want to do.
Again, if the institution of a set of rules that will allow women to get the proper health care they need is done at the expense of the personal feelings of people who don’t happen to agree, then too bad. It’s about time that the Catholic Church – and Christianity in general – realize this country is larger than just them, and they don’t have any more right to run the show than anyone else … especially if the rules they wish to impose on others have no basis in reality.
“Going after God” … what a load of crap. No one’s going after God; they’re just not listening to people like you and the supposed morality you peddle anymore.