Lord, save John Kerry, and save us from John Kerry!
John Kerry's creed "if elected, I will serve man, not God" snubs his nose at the One Whom He so offends by his denial of Truth and the Ten Commandments. He is daring God! How dare he!
"You can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but never all of the people all of the time." Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. We would add as a memo to the man who seeks to be the 44th President: You can fool yourself and many do, but no one can ever fool God at any time!
"Heaven help us when so many Catholics look like everything but! Kerry may be looking for votes, but right now he is losing by a landslide on the only vote that counts from a voting precinct called Heaven!"
Senator John Kerry may be running for President right now, but he is already been inaugurated as "the only hope" by The United States of Defiant Catholics of America (USDCA). His initials are JFK with good reason, for he is a modernized version of the other JFK - John Fitzgerald Kennedy - another spoiled blue-blood who introduced the popularity of 'Cafeteria Catholicism' into the lexicon. The difference between ol' Jack and this latest imitation of worth is that Kerry comes equip with the baggage of these times: added arrogance and defiance to fit these progressive and 'enlightened' times! Can you say "shallow and without substance?" Kerry even quoted Kennedy's assertion that he would be a President who "happens to be Catholic, not a Catholic President." History has clearly shown Jack Kennedy was indeed not a Catholic President. In fact, as has been shown, he was only 'Catholic' in name when it was advantageous to him.
The ideal antithesis to a True Catholic
I can think of no better leader to represent those modern American Catholics who defiantly live their brand of faith as they sit fit. Who else can enter a Novus Ordo service 10 minutes late wearing a ski suit, sing praises to the Lord, receive communion despite being in favor of abortion, and call himself 'Catholic' 100 times all before lunch? No, this man is the holder of unique traits and views, which must be praised! In the proud tradition of Edward Kennedy, Mario Cuomo, and Nancy Pelosi, to name just a few of the lost politicans who worship at the altar of Pontius Pilate - also called the Democratic Party, Kerry calls himself Catholic while thumbing his nose at all that makes being Catholic what it truly is. Yet you hear the empty-headed liberal 'Catholics' saying: We are deeply blessed, honored, and privileged to be living at the same time as this paragon of political and moral integrity!
Yeah, right! Pass the ketchup, please.
Not only a Politician, but an Expert on Scripture and The Constitition
Kerry was recently heard quoting Scripture at a Baptist church where, in the spirit of ecumenism, he marched right up to the communion rail to accept their symbolic communion juice and bread in a set photo-op. This in effect was telling all Catholics loud and clear that he doesn't believe in the True Presence and that one is as good as the other. Kerry spoke to the assembly trying to quote the scriptures in a messed-up mixed metaphor, saying, "What does it profit my brother if someone says he has faith but does not have works?" He meant this as a swipe against President George W. Bush who Kerry claims talks but does not act in compassion. He also cited an African proverb, which says, "When you pray, move your feet". Truly one cannot have a more gifted orator on morality, Scripture, prayer, and integrity! Kerry has stressed the importance of the so-called Separation of Church and State, stating, "I don't tell church officials what to do, and church officials shouldn't tell American politicians what to do in the context of public life." What a clear and precise describer of all things political and moral! Surely this man is filled with the spirit of Lucifer, er, light! No, I had it right the first time.
And where is Kerry's shepherd to set him straight, to be truly concerned for the welfare of his soul and those Kerry might influence? Nowhere to be found, especially on Easter morning when Kerry sought to rationalize his Catholicism by attending the progressive, radical Paulist Center where they accept anyone and anything except Catholic Truth. It is a recognized house of ill repute for its liberation theology. Yet is this very den of iniquity Kerry marched right back up to the communion line. This week a so-called catholic church, next week a Protestant one, next the Mormons, a synogogue, maybe even a Buddhist temple. Ah, ain't it great being a member of the Skull and Bones Society?
So I ask again where is Archbishop Sean O'Malley during all this? Missing in Action. Diocesan spokeswomen do not count, folks. But Kerry knows that. He also realizes O'Malley is small game compared to the Cardinal of Washington D.C. who accepted an invitation to visit Kerry. There Kerry set the ground rules and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick marched to whatever orders, going so far as actually abdicating his own authority and Apostolic duty when he responded to the press in true American bishop-denial mode:
"It's between the person and God," McCarrick told Newsweek, "What they do is really their business and not mine." Yes the Archbishop of Washington D.C. actually said that! Is there any wonder God's enemies are so successful in eliminating God and His Ten Commandments from our nation's fabric? A look at our sad, sad bishops authenticates why it has been so easy.
I have written about this a few times, but I will try just once more. This nation was built on love of God by people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and practically all the signers of The Declaration of Independence. These men thought it impossible to have a just and noble society without the help of God Almighty, and sought to instill that help in all of their words, actions, and writings. True it was not Catholic philosophy that guided their principles and that is one of the problems. Yet Catholics have been able to flourish amidst great persecution over the centuries. But those golden days are over and Kerry would make them all the more corroded. His voting record verifies that.
It is only in the past half century that liberal federal judges have progressively carved God out of public life under the concoction called Separation of Church and State, which is based on the distortion of Freedom of Religion into Freedom from Religion. Liberals such as Kerry use this lie to promote their agenda and push out religious and moral arguments against that agenda. The only thing more nauseating than hearing some hypocritical politician quote this tired deception of Satan is to hear that lie from a self-proclaimed Catholic who spits on that term with every word and action, which drools from his mouth and persona!
No Puppet of Tradition
Kerry has defiantly stated that he does not have to adhere to any church teaching on anything in his public life and claims to do differently in his private life. William Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights begs to differ and wants proof of Kerry's annulment by the Church. That may be private to Kerry but by the very fact he is running in public makes it a need to know basis not only for voters but for these blind bishops who will not be able to hide behind a "who are we to judge" excuse while being quick to judge anyone who upholds the Faith as practiced before Vatican II.
Kerry claims that what he does in private is between him and God Almighty - another canard that has given rise to the politically correct cry of the sodomites and adulterers - but Kerry and all those politicians who claim that it is legitimate, appropriate, moral, and acceptable to place one's Faith on the shelf whenever it is convenient, publicly or privately, are simply arrogant, insolent, purveyors of perdition who will have to answer to God for their positions! Just as Kerry thinks it is acceptable to receive The Divine Body of Christ while defending abortion, he seems to think that it is proper to call oneself Catholic while being and doing everything but!
Being a true Catholic politician is not a photo-op. It is not a rubber label one can twist and bend to fit one's taste of the week. It is not some watered-down drool soup claiming to feed millions of minds and souls. It is a proud tradition, which is now being spat upon and mocked much like our Dear Savior was, but its Good Friday will reach its Resurrection and God Almighty's Majesty and Power will ultimately prevail. Yes, Kerry calls himself a practicing Catholic. Yes, he says he is a proud Catholic. True, he quotes Scripture asking for works where there is supposed faith. Well, Mr. Kerry, pride is a vice, even the devil can quote Scripture, and it takes a real man of God to live it! You say you are a practicing Catholic? Keep practicing, because your fastball looks more like a curve or a slider which is sliding ever closer to that precarious precipice leading to the endless pit of hell.
Heaven help us when so many Catholics look like everything but! Kerry may be looking for votes, but right now he is losing by a landslide on the only vote that counts from a voting precinct called Heaven!
Editor's Note: We are pleased to announce Gabriel Garnica will be contributing many articles in 2004. Heaven is once again under attack by those who would seek to ignore and overthrow God's majesty and authority. Gabriel Garnica, educator and attorney, will submit regular insights and commentaries to remind and help guide readers toward a deeper and more assertive faith. Touching on topics and issues ranging from personal faith, doctrine, education, scripture, the media, family life, morality, and values, Gabriel's notes will be music to traditional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.