The secular liberal media love touting Joe Biden as a trustworthy Catholic, although he campaigned for president on making Catholic taxpayers fund abortions and was endorsed by Deliberate Parenthood. On the finish of Thursday’s Final Phrase on MSNBC, host Lawrence O’Donnell supplied slightly retirement ceremony of types for Sister Simone Campbell, a leftist nun who organized “Nuns on the Bus” typically offered a Catholic protection of Obama and Biden.
Earlier than the advert break, O’Donnell oozed “Joe Biden as soon as signed her bus. How many individuals can say he signed my bus? Sister Simone Campbell will be part of us subsequent and get tonight’s Final Phrase.”
O’DONNELL: Sister Simone Campbell introduced final week that she has accomplished her work as govt director of the Community Foyer for Catholic Social Justice after greater than 16 years and might be shifting on to different adventures that may or won’t contain Nuns on a Bus. Sister Simone was an essential ally for President Obama and the Democrats attempting to move the Inexpensive Care Act. In March of 2010 she revealed what got here to be often called “The Nun`s Letter”.
She wrote, “Regardless of false claims on the contrary, the Senate invoice is not going to present taxpayer funding for elective abortions. It would uphold lengthy standing conscience protections and it’ll make historic new investments, $250 million, in help of pregnant ladies. That is the REAL pro-life stance. And we as Catholics are all for it.“
When the Inexpensive Care Act turned regulation, President Obama thanked Sister Simone privately.
This led to the Obama administration forcing the nuns of Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their religion and canopy contraceptives of their well being plan, which they challenged in courtroom. (Trump reversed that coverage.) O’Donnell by no means talked about it, or abortion. Sister Simone has spoken at a number of Democrat conventions, and when requested about abortion she recently said ““That isn’t our difficulty…It’s above my pay grade.” She really touted Biden for having “a really developed strategy to it [abortion],” Campbell stated. “And for him, it hinges on non secular liberty, and that he is not going to drive his non secular perception on the entire nation.”
O’Donnell additionally learn Biden’s congratulatory letter to Sister Simone on her retirement:
O’DONNELL: In leaving this job sure issues occur, such as you get a letter from the president of america. I wish to learn what President Biden stated in his letter to you as you step down from this job. He stated, “As Catholics we’re referred to as to serve somewhat than be served, to like our neighbors as ourselves, and to be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. You exemplify these tenets of our religion. And I’m so grateful for the fervour you deliver to every thing you do. Your help and friendship imply the world to me. God bless you.”
What was it like while you acquired that letter?
CAMPBELL: Nicely, I’ve to say, I used to be so touched by it. And I do know that the president values his religion deeply and to assume that I have been a help to him in making difficult choices, in caring so passionately for the American folks, I used to be actually humbled and heartened by it, and I’ve to admit I received a tear or two in my eye. It simply actually touched me.
PS: Final October Sister Simone went on MSNBC to oppose Catholic lawyer Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court docket, and the leftist website Crooks and Liars touted This Nun Makes The Best Pro-Choice Argument Ever To Oppose Barrett:
I do not assume it is proper in our various nation for me to drive my alternative, my religion, onto others. I feel we’re in a robust place. Let’s help the formation of conscience and the alternatives made by ladies, however let’s be certain that pregnant ladies have the helps they want. We all know in Democratic administrations that the abortion price goes down quicker than Republican administrations as a result of Democrats help pregnant ladies. That is how I look after the unborn.