Monday, April 04, 2005

A Selective Culture of Life

Don't let it be said that George W. Bush doesn't take advantage these days of every opportunity to exploit -- er, stroke -- the Religious Right.

While Dubya was appropriately laudatory in his remarks on the death of the Pope, he managed to toss a nugget related to the post-Schiavo controversy:

"Throughout the West, John Paul's witness reminded us of our obligation to build a culture of life in which the strong protect the weak."

Presumably, Dubya's endorsement of the Pope's "culture of life" doesn't extend to the Catholic Church's condemnation of the death penalty.

5 Comments:

At 12:43 PM, Anonymous ellen said...

Thanks for knowing the difference between nugget and nougat.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger OKPartisan said...

I'm really sick of this "culture of life" ditty the far-out right keeps spouting. It's time that the progressives/liberals point out that what WE are for is the Culture of Lives. We want to help everyone (oooh! even poor people! even homeless people! even people in *gasp* other countries!) live life to its greatest potential. We want to support the lives and future existence of the plants and animals with whom we share this planet.

 
At 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nor does your sanctimony -- evidently -- extend to protecting the weak and unborn. A predictable response from a leftwingnut. You'll shed tears for murderers, but your heart turns to stone for swaddled babes and the infirm.

 
At 11:40 PM, Anonymous Friend of Jesus said...

It is so convenient for so-called religious conservatives to protest on behalf of the unborn. Aborted babies have no needs. All it costs to be on their side is self-righteousness. These same people have no interest in serving the needs of babies who are actually born. As soon as a pregnancy is wanted, they lose their zeal. Why don't they protest for better prenatal care? Jesus must be in agony at the hypocrisy.

 
At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I didn't see one reference in OKPartisan's post regarding the unborn. Just like a rightwingfreak to assume that all liberals want to line em up at the abortion clinics.

 

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