The abortion debate has reached a new realm as Democrats are threatening the Catholic church over denying communion to those who support abortion. How could the Democrats threaten the church?
They are threatening to revoke the church’s tax-exempt status should they have the guts to refuse to serve the evil Democrats communion.
If they're going to politically weaponize religion by "rebuking" Democrats who support women's reproductive choice, then a "rebuke" of their tax-exempt status may be in order. https://t.co/P6TGVCOMYp
— Rep. Jared Huffman (@JaredHuffman) June 18, 2021
Of course, this California Democrat would leverage such language as “weaponize religion” in his statement. This is by no means weaponizing religion, it merely states that those who support the murdering of the unborn shouldn’t be afforded the Holy Sacrament.
If the Sacrament of Holy Communion is that important to them then they would take up the cause and support life.
Instead, they believe that murdering the unborn is nothing more than a “woman’s choice”.
The Christian Post reports:
As U.S. Catholic bishops draft a controversial document on whether priests can deny communion to politicians who support abortion, one House Democrat has implied that the Catholic Church should lose its tax-exempt status if churches institute such a ban.
“If they’re going to politically weaponize religion by ‘rebuking’ Democrats who support women’s reproductive choice, then a ‘rebuke’ of their tax-exempt status may be in order,” wrote Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., in a Twitter post lashing out at Catholic bishops.
Huffman’s post came after nearly 60 House Democrats released a “statement of principles to warn the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops against what they deem as “weaponizing” the Eucharist.
The statement was released after the USCCB voted Friday to approve the continued drafting of the document “on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church.”
An overwhelming majority of the bishops (168) voted in favor of proceeding with the draft document, while 55 voted against proceeding. The bishops will continue working on the document, which will be presented to the public at a later date. While the document will provide guidelines for the reception of communion, it will leave “decisions on withholding Communion up to individual bishops.”
In their statement, the Democrats “solemnly urge” the Church “to not move forward and deny this most holy of all sacraments, the source and the summit of the whole work of the gospel over one issue.”
“… We seek the Church’s guidance and assistance but believe also in the primacy of conscience,” it reads. “In recognizing the Church’s role in providing moral leadership, we acknowledge and accept the tension that comes with being in disagreement with the Church in some areas.”
It continues: “We recognize that no political party is perfectly in accord with all aspects of Church doctrine. This fact speaks to the secular nature of American democracy, not the devotion of our democratically elected leaders. Yet we believe we can speak to the fundamental issues that unite us as Catholics and lend our voices to changing the political debate — a debate that often fails to reflect and encompass the depth and complexity of these issues.”
It adds: “We believe the separation of church and state allows for our faith to inform our public duties and best serve our constituents. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is central to the life of practicing Catholics, and the weaponization of the Eucharist to Democratic lawmakers for their support of a woman’s safe and legal access to abortion is contradictory.”
Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, it’s clear that the government is overstepping its bounds. They claim the Catholic church is weaponizing communion when in reality it is a weaponized government that we should be worried about.
Churches should remain tax-exempt regardless of how butt hurt democrats feel. Churches do not turn a profit, they are there as places of worship and should remain free to operate as they see fit in this instance.
We never hear Democrats clamoring to revoke the tax-exempt status of mosques simply because some have harbored terrorists. We shouldn’t see the church lose its tax-exempt status because they refuse to serve communion to those who support the murdering of the unborn.
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