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A disappointment – Laura Bush is pro-choice and pro gay marriage May 18, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, foolishness, Society.

Well, she’s not Catholic, so she’s not a dissenter, but I had a good deal of admiration for former First Lady Laura Bush during her husband’s presidency.  While I disagreed with many of Bush’s policies as president and could not describe myself as a fervent supporter (more like, a grudging toleration due to the fact that he was better than the alternative), I always respected Laura Bush.  I thought she carried herself with dignity and aplomb, and I thought she was a good spokesperson for the United States.  Unfortunately, my respect for her has plummeted  – she announed last week on Larry King that she is in favor of gay marriage:

 “There are a lot of people who have trouble coming to terms with [gay marriage] because they see marriage as traditionally between a man and a woman,” she said, adding, “when couples are committed to each other and love each other, that they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone has.” Mrs. Bush also mentioned that she believes the legalization of gay marriage is forthcoming. 

Even worse, Ms. Bush also announced that she thinks abortion should remain legal, because all the leftist stories were true – she and her husband really are evil soul suckers totally beholden to Halliburton and other major corporations, and had to offer blood sacrifices to Moloch in order to stay in power.   No, she didn’t say that last part, but she did say it was important ‘for medical reasons and other reasons,’ that abortion remain legal.   Wow, there’s a deeply reasoned argument!   Babies should be violently torn limb from limb and/or scalded to death with saline for ‘other reasons.’ 

A priest I greatly respect told me earlier today that we must emphasize abortion this way: it’s about never, ever, doing harm to a child.  Too often, we get sucked into the game of thinking about ‘rights,’ or extreme situations like rape or incest – none of that matters if your focus is on doing all you can to insure that a child does not come to harm.  Who can argue with that?  I don’t know how Laura Bush has come to hold the opinions she does – it is odd to me that she could be married to a man who is ostensibly pro-life and against gay marriage, and still hold these views.  To me, that means they aren’t very passionate about those views, or else one would think it would be a problem.  Perhaps they are as vapid as they were portrayed in the major media?

It further reinforces that we can trust no one but the Lord.  Christ revealed His Truth through His Church, and that Truth says that abortion is always and everywhere intrinsically evil in every single case, no matter what.  That Truth also says that homosexuality is fundamentally disordered, and that marriage exists only between one man and one woman.   Until very recently, these were truths that all Christian churches shared, but now the Roman Catholic Church is one of the few to boldly proclaim them.  And for that, we will continue to be persecuted.



1. dallas - May 18, 2010

What a wise priest-friend you have!
And yes, the real Laura Bush was well hidden; we sometimes were presented stories of her secret vice, smoking! Obviously, that’s not all… so, frequently, “a grudging toleration due to the fact that” this one is “better than the alternative” is all we have…

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