Isn’t Politics Fun?


Here’s Rick Warren’s defense of his pronouncing the invocation at the presidential inauguration:

I commend President-elect Obama for his courage to willingly take enormous heat from his base by inviting someone like me, with whom he doesn’t agree on every issue, to offer the Invocation at his historic Inaugural ceremony.

Hopefully individuals passionately expressing opinions from the left and the right will recognize that both of us have shown a commitment to model civility in America.

The Bible admonishes us to pray for our leaders. I am honored by this opportunity to pray God’s blessing on the office of the President and its current and future inhabitant, asking the Lord to provide wisdom to America’s leaders during this critical time in our nation’s history.

Fair enough.  But is the bone we are thrown before the slaughter?  What if Obama were to abandon FOCA, after the campaign that he ran with the blessing and adulation of Planned Parenthood?  Is such a thing possible?

3 thoughts on “Isn’t Politics Fun?

  1. Conniving with the enemy is only useful if you can use it to beat them, you can live with their positions, or you can covert them your side. None of which can be the case with Obama and someone who is ostensibly pro-life.

    Unless of course you are a moral relativist and/or you have no authority but yourself to guide your positions. Oh… did I just describe protestantism?

    On the other hand I will give him benefit of the doubt until I hear the speech. If he delivers a consistently pro-life and overtly Christian message I will withdraw all of this and pray for his conversion to the Catholic Church. I guess I will pray for his conversion anyway, but with less hope if he folds, as I expect he will.

  2. Knight Errant,

    You are too funny! But, I personally am praying for something like St. Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. If he can be converted so abruptly, so can Obama. What an incredible message that would send and all of our prayers to Our Lord and Our Lady for this Country would clearly have been answered in ways we never imagined.

    I’ll admit that there’s a side of me that feels I need to pry my head out of the sand. But, we Christians must always HOPE.

    Well, no more time for the computer … there’s too much snow to shovel. I can hear Father Angelo singing the ol’ Mamas and Papa’s tune right now:

    All the leaves are gone
    And the sky is grey
    Out there for a walk, on a winter’s day
    I’d be safe and warm, if I was (sic) in LA
    California Dreamin’, on such a winter’s day.

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