Green Bay Crushes Washington–Biblically Speaking

In a recent theological discussion with a friend, trying hard to wrap his head around what I believe, the following thesis rolled out my big mouth.

From the perspective of good vs. evil, I’m convinced the conservative movement is motivated by a Holy/Godly premise, while liberal ideology is inspired by a Demonic/compromising presence.

My friend did not disagree.

Here’s some better news.

I don’t have to defend this “sure-to-be” controversial statement alone.

Check out this letter from Bishop David Ricken, Diocese of Green Bay Wisconsin, to his flock of 304,614 members, dated October 24, 2012.

Wisconsin was supposed to be solid Obama…sorry Barry, your personal fouls against Catholics happened one too many times….now it’s payback.

A well-formed Christian conscience does not permit one to vote for a political program that contradicts fundamental contents of faith and morals…Some candidates and one party have even chosen some of these as their party’s or their personal political platform. To vote for someone in favor of these positions means that you could be morally ‘complicit’ with these choices which are intrinsically evil. This could put your own soul in jeopardy.

If this isn’t a clear shot across the bow, to my over-rationalizing Democrat voting Catholic and Christian friends, then I don’t know what else could be.

Is the Bishop being mean…or is he doing what a Shepherd is called to do…warn about the dangers of leaving the safety of the flock?

When Jesus said the following, (Matthew 18:18) if you guessed He said it to the first Bishop, you’d be correct.

Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (King James Version)

I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven. (New Living Translation)

This game sounds like a lock to me.

Except it’s really nothing to play around with.

Sometimes big mouths like me get it right.

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