So let’s talk about the teachings of the Catholic Church: What does the Church say about feeding the hungry? Caring for the sick? Welcoming the stranger? Worshipping gold? Protecting God’s creation Earth? Telling the truth? Paying fair share of taxes? 2/
Using the Lord’s name for your own purpose? Following false prophets? I could go on. Now let’s look at your leader vs the man you’re attacking. Biden is a lifelong Catholic & attends service regularly. Trump gassed Americans to hold a Bible upside down and feuded with the Pope 3/
In fact, the Pope, the leader of the Catholic Church you lie about following, denounced Trump as “not Christian” specifically for his violent cruelty to people. And that was before he set up concentration camps to sterilize women on our border. 4/
So spare us your pharisaical objections while you chant for Barabbas. You worship a man and elevate a Party that is the antithesis to Christianity and all Christ called us to be. end/
Wise men decided a long time ago: “…our Constitution was designed to avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings…”
Governor Mike Parson (r) and Missouri First Lady Teresa Parson [2018 file photo].
First Lady Teresa Parson @FirstLadyTeresa
Fellow Missourians, out of an abundance of caution, @GovParsonMO and I have chosen to postpone our fall festival. We plan to have it also coincide with our annual Trick-or-Treating event. Further details to be released soon.
[….] 4:03 PM · Sep 29, 2020
…Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:
Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door
Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots
Attending crowded costume parties held indoors
Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming
Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household
Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
Traveling to a rural fall festival that is not in your community if you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19…
The New York Times has published Donald Trump’s (r) taxes.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Jason Kander @JasonKander
To summarize the NYT story: Trump got a bunch of $ from his daddy. He lost it all, but then he got paid hundreds of millions to play a billionaire on TV. He tried to use that $ to become a real billionaire, but he lost it all again.
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
65 million American Catholics are going to be very interested to learn that @JoeBiden’s Democrats think they can’t be trusted to serve as judges or in public office if they’re “too Catholic” – Democrat bigotry on full display with #AmyConeyBarrett 10:28 AM · Sep 26, 2020
Not particularly bright, is he? As if the Democratic Party is so bigoted that it nominated and elected Joe Biden, a devout, practicing Catholic, to be Vice President of the United States in 2008 and 2012 and nominated him to be their presidential candidate in 2020. Josh Hawley (r) must really believe his voters are that stupid.
Some of the many responses:
Sorry, most of my Catholic family doesn’t have time to read this bullshit because we’re volunteering + donating to keep our unemployed neighbors fed + checking in on those who lost family due to COVID-19.
We’re in Missouri helping people.
You’re in DC (or NM) hating people.
I’m a Catholic, your constituent and a @JoeBiden Democrat. I graduated from Catholic elementary school and high school. First, I don’t grade people on their Catholicism but the same can’t be said for other members of our faith who claim I’m not Catholic enough.
I believe that one’s faith is between them and their God. Second, I have no problem with members of any faith serving on the court. I do have a problem if their faith is imposed on me against my will. Even when it’s a member of my own religion.
Same here. I’m a catholic Missourian and I take offense at the implication, generalization and judgemental attitude. In other words Josh, PISS OFF!
Honestly, the whole Right-Wing Protestant attempted defense of ACB being that the left hates her for being “too Catholic” really shows how they still seem to believe that average Catholicism is a weird extremist cult and not just Methodists+guilt+saints.
Biden is Catholic. I’m voting for him.
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) [2020 file photo].
As a Catholic, I’d just like to say you’re horrible at this.
You’re so out of touch. None of this is true and you know it.
Hi. Catholic here, who is voting for Biden. I prefer separation of church and state, and think it would be pretty super duper Christian to save the ACA during a global pandemic rather than try to kill it. Also, morals are important for presidents.
I’m a practicing Catholic. Don’t speak for me. I understand the complexities of my faith, my fellow Catholics, politics, and conservative projection and spin.
I’m voting for Joe Biden.
This is a stupid argument from a stupid person
Don’t be obtuse. She said law is a means to the Kingdom of God. She opened the door to that.
Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are Catholic. This is an embarrassing tweet.
Don’t think that’s the case. However she’s explicitly closed her own mind based on her own writing. I’d trust a catholic in there who can set aside themselves and rule and govern as set forth by “We the people…” and expand it. You’ve done nothing for me as your constituent.
Stop with your culture war bullshit. You’re out of your depth.
Catholic and voting for Biden. Your constant attempts to further divide the country and pit Americans against each other by spreading lies and hate is the antithesis of Jesus’ teachings.
Sigh, only the gop would say some stupid stuff like this.
Your trying to create a controversy to cover up the spineless thing you are doing.
You made the rules, now you break them when you know you are going to lose complete control of the government. You have no honor
Joe Biden is a Catholic. Did anyone tell you that?
Also, THANKS FOR HELPING THE DISMANTLING of the ACA during a PANDEMIC. This is evil.
I will fight with sweat and tears to see you defeated in the next election.
2 out of 3 of Obama’s Supreme Court picks are Catholic. Only one got confirmed, but still. There’s pretty clear evidence Democrats aren’t anti-Catholic considering we keep voting for them, nominating them, and are Catholic ourselves.
I am pretty darn Catholic, and I oppose any SC nomination this close to an election.
What a load. You aren’t going to divide Catholics from Joe. He goes to mass while Trump goes to golf. We know Joe.
I’m Catholic and am happily voting for @JoeBiden!
Joe Biden (D) [2020 file photo].
I was raised Catholic, grew up attending Catholic schools and I find it insulting that you think lying to me will get my vote. I am voting for Biden, a devout Catholic.
Quiz…name Catholics who have run on a national Republican ticket. Hint; it’s one less than the number of Catholics on this year’s Democratic ticket.
I’m a Catholic Democrat and I’m voting for Joe.
Not what anyone said, but thanks for playing.
The Democrats nominated a weekly Mass-going Catholic for president. The GOP likes Donald Trump.
Joe goes to church. Trump golfs and tweets BS.
The Senate has betrayed America. It doesn’t do what people want.
Nice try Josh. Are these the @GOP new talking points? I don’t care about her being Catholic. I’m Catholic. I just don’t trust her with my healthcare, with my daughter’s right to choose and most importantly I’m sure she had to profess her “loyalty” to the current occupant.
Pelosi is Catholic. Biden is Catholic.
Your amount of lying tells me you have no Faith or values espoused in by any religion.
If the Catholic church is asking me to vote for @realDonaldTrump, then I guess I’m done being Catholic.
As a Catholic Democrat who already voted for Joe Biden during early voting in Virginia, gotta say this a spectacularly bad take. Catholics are constantly balancing spirituality with the desire to allow others to live their lives according to their beliefs, not ours.
What religion is Joe Biden?
How about Sonya Sotomayor?
Josh Hawley doesn’t care about those particular facts.
Well then, I’m going to vote for the Catholic!
Dude, after a couple of decades, the constant outrage and hysteria just doesn’t hit outside the Republic base. At some point, you’re going to have to broaden your appeal, and to use last year’s phrase, this ain’t it, chief.
Catholic here. Voting for Biden!
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) [2020 file photo].
I’m a Catholic and I will be wholeheartedly voting for BidenHarris, comfortable in the knowledge that I won’t be persecuted under their administration.
The Democrats, who just voted for a practicing Catholic to be the presidential nominee, hate Catholics, the new GOP talking point.
Lifelong Catholic here who thinks Josh Hawley is actually demeaning Catholics in this tweet.
What have you done for Missouri as our Senator? Teachers? Farmers?
Oh, you guys are really trying to play this hard
Found the Louie Gohmert of the US Senate!
That was unfair to Louie Gohmert.
I believe you’d be surprised to know that a large…very large…part of those 65 million American Catholics can see right through this ridiculous attempt to stir up some kind of anti-Catholic controversy. (We’re also pro-choice)
Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the U.S. Supreme Court
Election Day is just weeks away, and millions of Americans are already voting because the stakes in this election could not be higher. They feel the urgency of this choice – an urgency made all the more acute by what’s at stake at the U.S. Supreme Court.
They are voting because their health care hangs in the balance. They are voting because they worry about losing their right to vote or being expelled from the only country they have ever known. They are voting right now because they fear losing their collective bargaining rights. They are voting to demand that equal justice be guaranteed for all. They are voting because they don’t want Roe v. Wade, which has been the law of the land for nearly half a century, to be overturned.
President Trump has been trying to throw out the Affordable Care Act for four years. Republicans have been trying to end it for a decade. Twice, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law as constitutional.
But even now, in the midst of a global health pandemic, the Trump Administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the entire law, including its protections for people with pre-existing conditions. If President Trump has his way, complications from COVID-19, like lung scarring and heart damage, could become the next deniable pre-existing condition.
Today, President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the successor to Justice Ginsburg’s seat. She has a written track record of disagreeing with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. She critiqued Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion upholding the law in 2012.
The American people know the U.S. Supreme Court decisions affect their everyday lives. The United States Constitution was designed to give the voters one chance to have their voice heard on who serves on the Court. That moment is now and their voice should be heard. The Senate should not act on this vacancy until after the American people select their next president and the next Congress.