This encounter Saint Pete had with a pro-life democrat is making the rounds.
First of all, there is no such thing as a pro-life democrat. We'll get to the truth of that statement in a bit.
What did the woman ask Saint Pete at a Sunday evening town hall with Fox’s Chris Wallace?
“I’m a proud pro-life Democrat. Do you want the support of pro-life Democratic voters? There are 21 million of us. And if so, would you support more moderate platform language to insure the party of diversity and inclusion does include everybody?”What she is asking the democrat party to do is impossible. They can't be pro-life and "pro-choice" at the same time. The democrat party has chosen to be the party of death. They don't even try to hide their abortion position behind weasel word language anymore.
Saint Pete responded:
“I’m not going to try to earn your vote by tricking you. I am pro-choice. I believe a woman ought to be able to make that decision. If we can’t agree on where to draw the line, the next best thing we can do is agree on who should draw the line. In my view it’s the woman faced with that decision in her own life.”She continues:
“He didn’t answer the second part of my question. The Democratic platform contains language that says we don’t belong. We have no part in the party because it says abortion should be legal up to 9 months and the government should pay for it. And it doesn’t say people with diversity of views should be included in the party."She's still asking for an impossibility. She mentioned that in back in '96 or so the platform of the party said they recognized that some people hold different views, but they were still welcome in the party. Remember what I said way back at the top of the page? Anyone who votes democrat is welcome.
You see - what she really wants is to have her conscience soothed by a platform that pats her gently on the head and says "there, there little lady" so she can vote for a pro-death candidate without feeling guilty.
Now Wallace jumps in and asks Saint Pete of the mangled Bible scripture:
“What do you say to Democrats who are pro-life? What do you say to them on an issue of such deep conscience? That they should overlook this issue and look at the whole sum of views or go find another party?”And Pete says:
“I never encountered a politician or another person that I agreed with 100% of the time. Even on very important things. At the end of the day, this is what I believe. People I care about and respect view it differently. But this is something I believe is so important. Especially because I’m never going have to make that decision.”This is essentially an offshoot of the seamless garment argument. It was the late Joseph Bernardin, archbishop of Chicago, who coined that expression - drawn from John 19:23. In what he called the “consistent ethic of life” he lumped care for poor people, workers' rights, capital punishment, human trafficking, and abortion as being equal in sinfulness and requiring the same amount of attention.
No they're not.
There's a very high hurdle people are trying to jump over to justify voting for a pro-abortion politician. If the politician spouts off about caring about poor people (don't they all?) or backing the downtrodden illegal aliens, well then we'll just overlook his pro-abortion position and that will be just fine with God.
No it won't.
What they're refusing to address is an action that falls into the category of a non-negotiable. Abortion is a non-negotiable. If you fashion yourself as a Christian you may not, under any circumstances, vote for a pro-abortion candidate. I don't care how many sandwiches he/she hands out to street people.
Remember also what I said about there being no such thing as a pro-choice democrat? If you support the democrat party and vote for democrat politicians you can no longer call yourself "pro-life."
Adrienne's Corner: Pro-life Democrats (2012) remember Bart Stupak?