January 18, 2009

Gratuitous Obamamania Sighting

In his sermon this morning, the rector at RFEC*, taking as his text 1 Samuel 3:1-21, actually suggested the Bush Administration could be seen as the discredited and moribund House of Eli, and that The One is the modern-day equivalent of the young Samuel, acting as God's chosen vehicle for renewed hope and change.

As he said this, I couldn't help reflecting that earlier in the day at Mass, Father took the opportunity to launch a blistering attack on the Freedom of Choice Act (or "FOCA"). The latest emanation from the culture of death, it would abolish all state laws limiting, controlling or restricting access to abortion on demand (including parental consent or notification requirements). Furthermore, through its non-discrimination language, it would effectively compel doctors and hospitals - including Catholic ones - to provide abortion services as part of their OB-GYN practice whether they want to or not.

The One has promised to sign this bill if and when it lands on his desk. No doubt God will realise His prior mistake and decide to become pro-choice.

Hope. You keep using that word. I do not think that word means what you think it means.

*Robbo's Former Episcopal Church

Posted by Robert at January 18, 2009 04:16 PM | TrackBack

The priest here included opposition to FOCA in the prayers of the faithful.

Posted by: LMC at January 18, 2009 04:26 PM

Likewise in our corner of the world.

On a lighter note, six years ago my wife and I were debating what to name our #2 son. She was pushing hard for 'Sam', I for another name. It was resolved when I heard today's reading (okay - I can take the hint).

Posted by: kmr at January 18, 2009 08:44 PM

Last Friday I had a root canal. It was a horrible proceedure and my mouth was in pain for several days.
When I was notified by my general dentist that I needed a root canal I responded OK, let's schedule it. My dentist then informed me that she does not do root canals and that I would have to go to another dentist, an endodontist, for the proceedure.
Where is my freedom of choice? Why isn't my dentist forced by law to do root canals??? Do you have any idea of the inconvenience and trauma I suffered by having to engage an entirely different dentist to perform this? I was forced to allow a stranger to put their hands in my mouth...
I say shut her entire practice down if she does not immediately start doing root canals.

Posted by: babs at January 19, 2009 10:57 AM