Vatican mouths off, again

The Prada-wearers are lecturing Obama about arrogance.

A senior Vatican official on Saturday attacked US President Barack Obama for “arrogance” for overturning a ban on state funding for family-planning groups that carry out or facilitate abortions overseas.

It is “the arrogance of someone who believes they are right, in signing a decree which will open the door to abortion and thus to the destruction of human life,” Archbishop Rino Fisichella was quoted as saying by the Corriere della Sera daily….

“What is important is to know how to listen… without locking oneself into ideological visions with the arrogance of a person who, having the power, thinks they can decide on life and death,” he added.

Apparently it’s finally sinking it at the Vatican that Him-bo has left the building. Then there’s this:

“I do not believe that those who voted for him took into consideration ethical themes, which were astutely left aside during the election debate. The majority of the American population does not take the same position as the president and his team,” he added.

First off, get a spokesman who speaks English, and not German spoken as English. Second, don’t lecture us about our elections, when your election is based on a smokestack. And finally, being lectured to about ethics by a regime run by a former member of the Hitler Youth is, well, choice to say the least.

The Vatican had no problem embracing George Bush, and overlooked his innumerable sins, all because Bush was pro-life and anti-gay. The Vatican had no problem with Bush’s warmongering, his torture, or his lack of interesting in the plight of the disadvantaged. Funny that none of that ever bothered the oh-so-ethical Vatican.

One final point the Vatican keeps overlooking. We’re not a Catholic country, and nobody cares what they think. So go away.

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