In an essay for the far-left National Catholic Reporter, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, who identifies as Catholic, declared that requiring Catholic lawmakers to oppose abortion is like imposing sharia law on the nation.
For bishops to demand “Catholics in public life not only live according to church doctrine but additionally shape the law, even to include the threat of criminal prosecution and punishment, to enshrine church doctrine on sexuality as mandatory for all Americans is contrary to our basic liberty,” he pontificated.
“Why would government require that Catholic sexuality doctrine, or Sharia law, or Orthodox Jewish rules about Sabbath observance, be followed by all?” he asked.
Maybe because it’s not just some minor expression form of religious “observance,” but has to do with defending the sanctity of human life? Just a thought.
Kaine went on to declare ludicrously that “a decision by U.S. bishops to elevate issues of human sexuality, however important, above all others seems contrary to the Gospel.” Contrary to the Gospel?
“No reading of the life of Jesus would suggest these issues as his primary, or even secondary, concern,” he states. “His towering message is about love of neighbor as oneself with a special focus on the poor, sick, hungry, marginalized.”
One of Christianity’s towering achievements is the eradication of pagan infanticide, which was widespread and which Democrats have brought back. As for the “marginalized,” there is no group more “marginalized” than the unborn, whom Democrats deem inconvenient.