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Horrible NY DailyNews Piece by Andrea Tantaros Forces Me to Defend (ugh.. it sickens me to say it) Nancy Pelosi

June 3, 2010

Nancy Pelosi kissing the ring of Pope Benedict XVI

Today, in a New York Daily News Opinion piece, FoxNews’ Andrea Tantaros took Nancy Pelosi to task over religion;

…is Nancy Pelosi turning to Jesus for political salvation?
In the OpEd piece, Tantaros scolds Pelosi for attempting to influence leaders in the Catholic Church, the church that Pelosi has belonged to her entire life, in order to get their support for her agenda in congress.

Then she urged Catholic leaders to “instruct” their parishioners to support immigration reforms, saying clerics should “play a very major role” in supporting her policies, something that would likely jeopardize their nonprofit status. However, at the same news conference, she also praised the group of religious sisters whose endorsement of the health care reform bill undercut the U.S. bishops’ push for abortion funding restrictions. These comments and actions are an insulting attempt to manipulate the Catholic Church into promoting the Democratic agenda.

The issue has really come to a head lately in light of Pelosi’s recent comments before a religious group.

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“It says it all for us. . . . And that Word is, we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word. The Word. Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word.”

99.99% of the time I am going to side with Tantaros on the issues, but this one time I am going to have to stand up for (shudder) Nancy Pelosi; there is no place in politics for ridiculing a person’s religion or religious beliefs.  To “assume” that Pelosi had no religious beliefs prior to the few instances cited  is just poor journalism on Tantaros’ part.

There is this new thing out there called Google, and when you type in words you can search the entire internet for information on that subject.

A simple Google search shows me that Pelosi is in fact a Roman Catholic and little Miss Nancy wanted to be a Priest (never a nun) when she grew up. Some would argue that in fact she is ushering in the reign of Satan, but that is another discussion.

It has been postulated that Nancy Pelosi has become the most powerful Speaker of the House ever, and quite possibly one of the most powerful women in US history, while the opposite can just as easily be argued.

Regardless, we live in the United States of America, not Communist China, or even South Carolina; there are certain subjects that are not fair game in a political discussion.

If Tantaros wants to be known an a Muckraker or mudslinger, then by all means, continue on the topic.  But if in fact you want to be the top tier, high class, political pundit that I know Andrea Tantaros is, then leave the garbage for the slimes in the sewer.

If you do not like Pelosi’s position on Healthcare Reform (I do not), then disagree with her policy on Healthcare Reform and not the religious beliefs that led her there.

If you do not like Pelosi’s position on Immigration Reform (I do not), then disagree with her policy on Immigration Reform and not the religious beliefs that led her there.

If you do not like Pelosi’s position on Abortion (I do not), then disagree with her policy on Abortion and not the religious beliefs that led her there.

I find most everything that Nancy Pelosi stands for disagreeable, but what I find even more disagreeable are attacks on Pelosi for her religious beliefs.  If you are willing to go there, then where do you go next?  Attacks on her family?  Are you going to accuse her of an affair?

Stick to political issues Andrea, and other than this little Pelosi fiasco, keep up the excellent work.

But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. David permalink
    June 3, 2010 6:00 pm

    Without spending too much time on this (as in I didn’t read the article you mentioned), my problem with Nancy P is that she says she’s Catholic when she wants to be Catholic, or wants to garner Catholic support and ignores and misrepresents the Catholic Church when it suits her purpose. What’s true for the rest of us Catholics is true for Nancy, if you claim to be Catholic, then that means that you are really Catholic, supporting the Catholic Church in all her positions. Nancy Pelosi is the walking living definition of Cafeteria Catholic. Support what you want to, disagree with the rest.
    The Catholic Church is patently, and always against abortion, yet Nancy misrepresented what the Catholic Church believes, as if to shoe-horn herself into still fitting the definition of Catholic. The bishops are closer to Nancy on immigration enforcement, so now she wants to lock arms and walk together with them.

    In short, Nancy Pelosi claims to be Catholic, yet does not stand with the Catholic Church on some very key positions. So it’s confusing-is she Catholic, or isn’t she? And if she is, when is she going to act Catholic?

    • June 3, 2010 6:22 pm


      You are exactly right as is Andrea Tantaros about the incongruence between Pelosi’s proclaimed faith and her policies/votes, but my point is; criticize her policy, not her religion/religious beliefs.

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