Skip to comments.Joe Biden says he and Obama ‘share the values of the Catholics’ in new ad
Posted on 11/01/2012 2:37:47 PM PDT by NYer
October 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a campaign video released this week, Vice President Joe Biden claims that President Obama shares his belief in the social teachings of the Catholic Church.
“As a practicing Catholic, like many of you,” Biden says, “I was raised in a household where there was no distinction between the values my mom and dad drilled into us and what I learned from the nuns and priests who educated me. We call it Catholic social doctrine.”
“I’m here to tell you that President Obama shares those values,” Biden states.
He illustrates the point by quoting the president as having said “time and again” that “we are our brother’s (and sister’s) keeper,” in reference to Jesus’ moral imperative that “what you do to the least of these you do to me.”
Biden says that under the Obama administration, the “middle class” have been given “a dignified opportunity to care for themselves and their families” through “affordable care, quality health care for all Americans.”
“And that’s why we’re asking the wealthy to pay more, while pushing to make permanent the middle class tax cut.”
Biden then attacks Mitt Romney, without naming him, as “someone who would leave a million people without access to health care and education.”
Biden concludes with contact information for “Catholics for Obama.”
While Biden frequently describes himself as Catholic, he has been strongly criticized by Catholic bishops for supporting anti-Catholic causes such as abortion and same-sex marriage.
During the 2008 campaign, he faced public reprimands from bishops when he claimed on Meet the Press that there is room for disagreement on the abortion issue in the Catholic Church, and that the idea that life begins at conception is a matter of faith, not natural law.
In a controversial Meet the Press interview earlier this year, Biden endorsed same-sex marriage, saying he was absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I dont see much of a distinction beyond that.
In his recent debate with Congressman Paul Ryan, Biden touted his Catholic faith, while expressing his support for abortion.
Biden said that while in his personal life he accepts the Catholic Churchs teaching that life begins at conception, I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians, and Muslims and and Jews I just refuse to do that, unlike my friend here.
I do not believe that we have a right to tell other people, women that they cannot control their body. Its a decision between them and their doctor in my view, and the Supreme Court, Biden said.
Ryan observed in turn: “I dont see how a person can separate their private life from their public life or their faith. Our faith informs us in everything we do. My faith informs me about how to take care of the vulnerable, about how to make sure that people have a chance of life.
“Now, you want to ask about why Im pro-life. Its not simply because of my Catholic faith. Thats a factor of course. But its also because of reason and science,” said Ryan.
Deal Hudson, who served as director of Catholic Outreach for George W. Bush, recently wrote about a call from a Catholics for Obama campaign canvasser who claimed that Obama does not support abortion.
The canvasser, who described herself as Catholic, was asked by the person she called, How can you as a Catholic support a president who supports partial birth abortion and did not support the Born Alive Protection Act when he was a state senator in Illinois?
The Obama supporter, apparently reading from her call script, responded, President Obama did not support abortion,” and added for good measure, Planned Parenthood helps children get health care and prenatal care and does not promote abortion.
“Stunning, isnt it?” wrote Hudson. “The lies people are willing to tell.”
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This makes me want to hurl. This B@$T@RD need to be formally excommunicated.
Biden is correct of course because Catholic also follow the Koran and Mohammed as does Hussein. /sarc
Biden IS NOT A PRACTICING Catholic, unless he belongs to some “Catholic” sect that is not in good standing with the Church of Rome. No person that advocates for murdering unborn children and homosexual “marriage” can call themselves a member of the Roman Catholic Church. He’s a hypocrite SOB is what he is.
Biden is correct of course because Catholic also follow the Koran and Mohammed as does Hussein. /sarc
Absolute desperation. I like what this portends.
Pass the vomit bag!
Lies, damned lies.
I thought Catholics did not believe in lying...
Ok, yes, Mr. Biden, Catholic Social teaching is ALL about forcing it’s members to pay for contraceptives even though that goes against it’s very teachings. huh??? And your pro-abortion positions...also so pro-Catholic?! What is wrong with you?
Oh my, these people, please OH please say they’ll be gone by next week.
Biden says it’s between a woman and her doctor.....and the supreme court. I guess God doesn’t have a say in the matter.
"Im here to tell you that President Obama shares those values, Biden states.
I think a baby would qualify as the "least of these".
When Biden says he shares the values of catholics, he means he shares the values of Pelosi catholics. And I would agree.
There are God-fearing, God-believing Catholic Christians, and then there are Pelosi-Biden-catholics whose messiah is soon to be run out of the White House on a rail.
No genuine Catholic person of Biden’s wealth would give a measly $369 a year on average to charity. Biden is one of those fake Catholics who believe that the government confiscating other people’s money substitutes for charity. No way.
The vacuous empty headed Joe Biden is a Catholic in name only who always has supported abortion.We can now add liar to his list of sins. Paul Ryan is a true Catholic who opposes abortion and gay marriage. Obama is off the charts when it comes to opposing every social and religious tenet of the Catholic Church.
Its funny now, in a sad way, that a lot of people thought Obama was a Christian when he first burst onto the scene in 2004 and in the early days of his 2008 campaign. One look at Jeremiah Wright woke most people up though.
Biden is a christian like Obama and Wright are christians. You have to wonder about the people who fall for it.
Hell, I’ve probably given more in the last 3 months than Biden did all year and I probably make 1/1000th what he makes in a year.
He left out the debased part.
Crazy Joe, “Don’t pay any attention to those pesky priests, bishops, archbishops and cardinals. What do they know?”
“We don’t even know how big their balls are.”
Barrack Obama is a Muslim.
Joe Biden is a lying, two faced, Apostate.
One day God will judge him.
I wouldn’t want to be standing next to him.
Where did he learn all of that testifying falsely against his neighbor stuff?
Tells me they may be seeing a problem with Catholic voters.
That’s the best laugh Iv’eheard all week. Do they really think Catholics are going to swallow that? Not if they’re real Catholics.
Lets hope that now that the Roman Catholic Church has seen how their "social justice" approach has come back to hurt them they will re-evaluate it. If Romney wins a lot of the swing states a big factor will be the Roman Catholic vote. It's been encouraging to see several Bishops require letters to be read at their masses.
I'm very interested to see how the vote breaks down. It seems that White Catholics favor the Pubs by a slight majority and minority Catholics favor the Rats by a larger majority. IOW, if there isn't a big shift in the aggregate vote after their church has been very vocal in their disapproval of the obama admn policies we probably shouldn't be thinking of a "Catholic" vote, but rather the various groups that comprise it.
Biden is one piece of work...warm spit.
They are actually putting out an ad aimed at Catholics?
I guess they are losing the Catholic vote.
So his parents were as poor at practicing Catholicism as Biden is today according to Slow Joe. I'm not surprised.
Catholic social Doctrine? I think not. It is Catholic Doctrine and Slow Joe would know that if he weren't so fixated on Socialism.
Deomcrats are now thanking Chris Christie for Obama’s win..
Since at least the 1970's, the libs have been infiltrating the church to rot it from the inside. It is now filled with priests that are not fully inline with the churches teachings. Some are outright teaching false Catholic doctrine. See the link below
Those vomit burps.
Speaking of this; I was telling my supervisor about the mandate in OBAMACARE that forces Catholic hospitals and institutions to provide abortions and contraception.
According to what he told me, that is isn’t true. He said that the administration agree to exempt them from this. Does anyone here know what that is about? Thank you.
Is he saying that a Catholic is a hop, skip and jump from a Muslim.
Here, I'm getting that vomit burp again.
There is that sneakiness - "social doctrine".
We called it being Catholic and identified Catholics who were good standing - Catholics. We share with our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Church.
But, making a leap from Roman Catholics to Islam, especially radical Islam is to just wait and let the lightning strike.
Forgive me for making the leap, but I'm blaming it on the Acid Vomit Burps. Mea Culpa!
Isn't the father counted? There have been a few cases of fathers demanding their rights to having the baby born.
Intriguing collection of threads. Thanks for sharing!
A part of me wonders what took so long, but I’m none the less grateful for this small victory.
Yes, that is key.
Listen to the audio of State Sen. 0bama on partial-birth abortion. He addresses the issue of the ‘child.’ He uses that term specifically, IIRC, in terms of an ‘accidental’ live birth and who would need to kill the baby.
Catholic. Yeah, right.
Like abortion, and gay marriage?
When will a Bishop tell Biden he is not welcome in his church?
What a crock of crap!!! What he says reminds me of the case of a guy near my hometown who was shot by the irate husband of a woman the guy was fooling around with. Everyone said: “Jimmy was a good man he didn’t smoke, drink or use bad language.” Seems to me they missed a couple of rather important qualities.
Biden is a CINO. Catholic in Name Only