If Joe Biden really believed in Catholic doctrine, the left would tear him apart. Just watch them attack Amy Coney Barrett.
On Thursday, the Biden campaign announced a series of ads highlighting his Catholicism. The ads run on faith-based programs in 14 battlefield countries, including Nevada.
“You can tell how important Joe’s faith is to him. It motivates everything – Joe’s beliefs, his values, the kind of president Joe would be, ”says a woman named Bernadette, who has been in the same ward as Biden for decades. If a Republican had run such an ad, the left would have accused him of wanting to create a theocracy.
His values come “from the nuns who taught Joe Biden his Catholic faith. This is Joe Biden, a man led by faith, ”says Bernadette in the ad. Translated: “The dogma lives out loud in Biden” – or so he wants you to believe it.
Biden is not the only high-profile Catholic aspiring to higher office. Amy Coney Barrett, nominated for the Supreme Court, is also a Catholic. For Democrats and mainstream national media – but I repeat myself – their beliefs are not a win, but a line of scrimmage.
During her appeals court confirmation hearings, Senator Dianne Feinstein focused on Barrett’s beliefs. Feinstein said, “When you read your speeches, you conclude that the dogma lives out loud within you, and that is worrying.”
“The story of the maid? The religious community of the US Supreme Court candidate is under scrutiny, ”Reuters wrote about Barrett.
Particularly amusing is the left’s obsession with associating Barrett with “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a dystopian novel. Barrett is on the verge of becoming one of the most powerful women in the country. This is a far cry from the submissive sex slaves mentioned in the book title. But don’t let the facts get in the way of your preconceived narrative.
“Some are concerned about the judge’s links with religious groups,” the New York Times headline warned ominously. Rest assured, you will never see a similar headline from the Times regarding Biden’s beliefs.
There is a reason for this inequality. The left does not fear Biden’s beliefs because he disregards it when it collides with his political interests.
“Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of any abortion performed,” says the Catechism of the Catholic Church. “This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is, abortion that is willed either as an end or as a means, seriously contradicts the moral law. “
Biden now believes in a taxpayer sponsored abortion. In June he advocated abortion “in all circumstances”. In August, Cardinal Raymond Burke said Biden and other abortion leaders should not receive communion.
The Catholic Church believes that marriage exists between a man and a woman. That was Biden’s position for decades. In 2012, he freaked out and announced his support for gay marriage. Biden has also pledged to make nuns pay for abortion-causing drugs through their health plans.
So much for his values, which come from “nuns who taught Joe Biden his Catholic faith”.
Not even Biden’s own employees take his faith seriously. On Monday, its deputy data director, Nikitha Rai tweeted that they would prefer not to raise Orthodox Catholics, Muslims and Jews to SCOTUS, but unfortunately our current culture is still relatively intolerant. It will be a while before these kinds of beliefs are so taboo that they are disqualified. “
Ironically, it is not Barrett’s righteous Catholic faith that leftists should fear, but its original legal philosophy. Roe v. Wade was a rubbish decision – whatever you think about abortion. For decades, the left has used the Supreme Court as “super” legislation to win victories it couldn’t at the ballot box. Barrett understands that the Constitution gives the judiciary a more limited role.
It’s a smart political move for Biden to attract religious voters. Trump’s character flaws and willingness to fight leave a lot to be desired. But Biden would have more success with religious voters if his walk coincided with the talk in his ads.