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Melinda Gates: I'm rich so listen to me!
La Salette Journey ^ | April 20, 2012 | Paul Melanson

Posted on 04/20/2012 8:15:10 AM PDT by cleghornboy

"The most important men in town would come to fawn on me! They would ask me to advise them, Like a Solomon the Wise. "If you please, Reb Tevye..." "Pardon me, Reb Tevye..." Posing problems that would cross a rabbi's eyes! And it won't make one bit of difference if i answer right or wrong. When you're rich, they think you really know!"

C-FAM is reporting that Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Catholic, is telling governments to dismiss the controversial link between contraception and population control and explicitly rejects Catholic social teaching along the way...Speaking at a TedxChange conference in Berlin, Germany, Gates argued that contraception has been mistakenly associated with population control, abortion, forced sterilization, and mortal sin and insisted they are 'side issues.'" See here.

The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes), No. 51, says that, "..God, the Lord of life, has conferred on men the surpassing ministry of safeguarding life in a manner which is worthy of man. Therefore, from the moment of its conception life must be guarded with the greatest care, while abortion and infanticide are unspeakable crimes." Abortion is not a "side issue." It is an unspeakable crime.

The same document teaches that, "...sons of the Church may not undertake methods of birth control which are found blameworthy by the teaching authority of the Church in its unfolding of the divine law." (No. 51).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, citing Humanae Vitae, the Encyclical Letter of Pope Paul VI, teaches that, "...'every action which, whether in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible' is intrinsically evil.." (2370).

But Melinda Gates believes that she knows better than the Pastors of the Church. Pope John Paul II, in his Encyclical Letter Veritatis Splendor (The Splendor of Truth) teaches that the Church's more-than-human authority "is apparent from the living Tradition" and then confirms this by citing a key passage from Dei Verbum, Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, which reminds us that, "the task of authentically interpreting the word of God, whether in its written form or in that of Tradition, has been entrusted only to those charged with the Church's living Magisterium, whose authority is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ" (Veritatis Splendor, No. 27, with internal citation from Dei Verbum, No. 10).

Faith demands a renunciation of the sinful self. Pride must give way in every Catholic's life to humility, which is but a readiness to accept everything good as God's gift and to than Him for it (see Aquinas, S.t., 2-2, q. 161, aa.2-3). When we allow ourselves to succumb to pride, humility is viewed as a threat to the self. As a result, sinners who lack faith and believers whose faith has been weakened through habit to sinning will be the more tempted to reject faith in order to avoid self-renunciation - the renunciation of their sinful selves (John 3: 16-21).

Melinda Gates is chained by abundance. Her material wealth has contributed to a pathological pride. And this pride has led her to embrace self-assertion. Dr. Germain Grisez explains that, "Removed from its evangelical context, the Christian insight into each individual's worth is perverted to rationalize sin. Thus, post-Christian humankind is susceptible to a distinctive moral pathology: egoistic individualism, which exalts the well-being and satisfaction of individuals above every community, even the family. When colored by this pathology, pride is not expressed exclusively by the quest for positions of social superiority; also, and even more arrogantly, it is seen in every individual's effort to be his or her own sovereign. Thus, the contemporary attachment to liberty to do as one pleases: 'No one can tell me what to do.' This attitude leads to rejection of authority generally as well as an unwillingness to accept any social responsibility toward people for whom one has no personal feelings. Other people are to be ignored except to the extent that they are relevant to one's own purposes or can be made so. Then they are to be dominated and manipulated, so that at least they will allow one to gain one's ends and at best will serve one's purposes."

The real tragedy is that many will no doubt be confused or led astray by Melinda Gates because, as Topol expressed in song, "When you're rich, they think you really know!"


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: contraception; gates; melinda; populationcontrol

1 posted on 04/20/2012 8:15:15 AM PDT by cleghornboy
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To: cleghornboy

I may be wrong, but I think she just married rich.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 8:17:00 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: cleghornboy

Is that why she has only one child? And, is she raising that child Catholic?


3 posted on 04/20/2012 8:19:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: cleghornboy
Anecdote: I talked to a blue-blooded retiree who went to Melida's alma mater and knew her when she was a sorority girl who wouldn't even look at a date who wasn't really loaded with Daddy Money.

This person said Melinda, when she noticed Bill's success from afar, told everyone she was going to marry him and control his money. And she moved to Gates' town and did exactly that.

Opportunistic gold-digger. Gates would probably have been a conservative if it wasn't for this obsessive left-wing climber.

4 posted on 04/20/2012 8:22:05 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Arm_Bears
From the Rockefeller's to the Gates.

The richest people at the time they funded Population control.

I think the head of BP said what they all think.

When he said we will take care of the little people.

They hate the little people

5 posted on 04/20/2012 8:23:14 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She probably won’t put out—agreed to have sex with that homely dork one time only...


6 posted on 04/20/2012 8:23:34 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: cleghornboy

“’No one can tell me what to do.’ This attitude leads to rejection of authority...”

Specifically, rejection of the Word of God, the plain meaning as written in scripture as well as the meaning as informed by our concience.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 8:25:51 AM PDT by ngat
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To: cleghornboy
Hatchet faced witch. He could have done much better...

8 posted on 04/20/2012 8:29:50 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Mamzelle
I dunno...there are plenty of hotter chicks out there her age and with more kids...I'm married to one...she looks like any other power mom who really wishes she had the job her husband does

hear me roar and all that dark side fembot crap I'm glad I was spared in my marriage

Bill has grown more handsome in his old age I think to be fair.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: cleghornboy

How can anyone, ever, consider the creator of Microsoft Bob (look it up) and Clippy the “Assistant”, be considered wise?


10 posted on 04/20/2012 8:35:45 AM PDT by jnaujok (Charter member of the vast, right-wing conspiracy.)
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To: wardaddy

Oh, she looked a lot better years back. Looks are just one thing, her driving ambition to appropriate Gates’ money to make herself a kind of empress was quite another. Cleopatra wasn’t necessarily beautiful.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 8:37:54 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: wardaddy
First thought: Jezebel and Ahab.

I keep looking for who the "mystery" woman is who will fill the role of the Whore of Babylon.

12 posted on 04/20/2012 8:40:02 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Melinda and Bill gates have three children, spaced three years apart. During the same speech this writer is talking about, Melinda Gates explained that contraception enabled her to go to college, grad school, start a career, and have her three children exactly when she planned to. (Just reporting; not endorsing her views!)


13 posted on 04/20/2012 8:49:49 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Mamzelle
Is that why she has only one child?

The Gates have three children.

14 posted on 04/20/2012 8:57:35 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: utahagen

I apologise. Prior to this news, I’d only heard of one, a child handsomely provided for in a trust they set up.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 8:58:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: wardaddy

“Bill has grown more handsome in his old age...”

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Ward, I’m worried about the Daddy...


16 posted on 04/20/2012 9:03:10 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: cleghornboy

“....a Catholic...and explicitly rejects Catholic social teaching along the way..”

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It doesn’t work that way, honey, no matter how much Earthly riches Billy accumulates....


17 posted on 04/20/2012 9:23:57 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EyeGuy

“for what profit a man if he gain the whole world but lose his soul”


18 posted on 04/20/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: y6162

Some people like a mirrors reflection when they look at their spouse.


19 posted on 04/20/2012 9:41:16 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: wardaddy

From that photo, it is obvious that she needs to select a new beauty salon. Her eyebrows are in need of tweezing. Plus, they are far darker than her hair. So, the eyebrow issue needs to be resolved. Plus, she needs a hair style that enhances her face and not detract from it. She is not a beautiful woman, but with proper hair/brow styling and makeup, she would be far more attractive.

Unfortunately, none of that would improve her thought process one iota. One has to wonder just why so many of these so-called Catholics who have lots of money think they are smarter and wiser when it comes to morality than the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Why do these people think that somehow morality in the 21st century has a different set of standards than in the 2,000 years since Jesus Christ?


20 posted on 04/20/2012 9:46:05 AM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: y6162

That’s her? Really? I assumed she was young and beautiful. Never occurred to me that she would look so, uh...


21 posted on 04/20/2012 9:47:16 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: cleghornboy

Why is she out of the kitchen again?


22 posted on 04/20/2012 9:49:14 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: cleghornboy

-—But Melinda Gates believes that she knows better than the Pastors of the Church.-—

She’s not alone, sadly.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 9:53:58 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: utahagen

So basically she wants to be her own god?


24 posted on 04/20/2012 10:05:05 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: utahagen

So basically she wants to be her own god? Why does she promote premarital sex?


25 posted on 04/20/2012 10:05:40 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: y6162

Yuck. Popeye the Sailor in drag.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 10:09:29 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: wardaddy

She looks like a guy in that picture.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 10:38:35 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: Mamzelle
And she moved to Gates' town and did exactly that.

Opportunistic gold-digger.

Maybe so. But another way to look at it is that there were probably a lot of women who wanted to marry Bill Gates, if only for his money, and she's the one who actually was successful. In order to do that she had to get the proper training, get a job at Microsoft, and move up in the company with successful job performance until she was in the same room as Bill Gates. And that was just phase 1 of executing her plan. So yes, she is ambitious, but she must also be extremely smart. She didn't even have looks going for her so much, and Gates must have been very wary about gold-diggers. So if Bill Gates was looking for smart genes from his wife's side of the family, maybe he picked the right one.

28 posted on 04/20/2012 11:34:51 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: wideminded

Smart, schmart. She wanted to marry him so she’d get enough power to tell everybody else what to do. If she just wanted money I wouldn’t care.


29 posted on 04/20/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: scooby321

They’ll still need someone to lube the pump jacks, take out the trash.

I’m not sure they’ve all thought this through.


30 posted on 04/20/2012 1:07:00 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
Melinda Gates’s presentation was indeed scandalous and depressing. I'm not sure she even realized she was effectively endorsing premarital sex.
31 posted on 04/21/2012 5:47:30 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
Melinda Gates’s presentation was indeed scandalous and depressing. I'm not sure she even realized she was effectively endorsing premarital sex.
32 posted on 04/21/2012 5:47:36 PM PDT by utahagen
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