New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) recently replaced the slimebucket that is Andrew Cuomo as governor of the Empire State.
Despite the initial celebration over Cuomo’s fall from grace, so far, Hochul is picking up where the former governor left off, advancing anti-constitutional policies in the name of “protecting” the masses from COVID-19.
Hochul recently announced that she will be implementing a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in the state of New York, and failure to comply will result in loss of unemployment benefits if the healthcare workers quit in protest—something that many have already done, leading to one hospital so understaffed that they closed their maternity ward.
Then on Sunday, at a mass in the Bronx, Hochul played the God card when she urged parishioners to evangelize to their fellow citizens that they must get the vaccine or else they are defying God himself.
Apparently, the Governor has a direct line to Heaven and the Big Guy Upstairs told her to tell her fellow New Yorkers they must get the vaccine, or they are going to be damned for eternity…or something.
She said that “Christians who are not vaccinated against COVID aren’t listening to God,” adding that God wants them vaccinated.
“Yes, I know you’re vaccinated, you’re the smart ones, but you know, there are people out there who aren’t listening to God and what God wants. You know, this, you know who they are.”
“I need you to be my apostles, I need you to go out and talk about it and say, we owe this to each other,” the Democrat continued. “We love each other. Jesus taught us to love one another. And how do you show that love, but to care about each other enough to say, please get vaccinated because I love you. I want you to live.”
Hochul is a typical Democrat who uses her faith to push policies that are often at odds with Church doctrine. The Dems exploit their faith when it is politically convenient to do so.
And Hochul isn’t alone in doing it.
Nancy Pelosi often invokes her faith as a means to a political end.
In 2019, Pelosi declared that evangelical Christians “pray in church on Sunday and they prey on people the rest of the week. And while we’re doing the LORD’s WORK, ministering to the needs of God’s creation, they are ignoring those needs which is to dishonor the God who made them.”
Wait, the Democrats are doing the Lord’s work?
Apparently, all evangelical Christians missed the part in the Bible where it said you can kill babies up until they are born or that you don’t care about poor people unless you take other people’s hard-earned money and give it to those with lower incomes.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg once remarked, “if God belonged to a political party and if he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president [Trump] into the White House.”
Then, there is President Joe Biden, who claims to be a devout Catholic.
But if that is true, why does President Biden support abortion?
As it turns out, the Catholic bishops of the United States are wondering the same thing and might even vote to deny him communion for supporting abortion.
Earlier this year, The Daily Wire reported, “U.S. Catholic bishops may decide when they meet in June to toughen their stance on Catholic politicians who publicly support abortion — politicians like President Joe Biden.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, who is chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has publicly and repeatedly rebuked Biden for supporting abortion, going so far as to say the president ‘should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic.
If you are wondering where the Catholic Church stands on abortion, here are the words from former Pope Benedict XIV, who once remarked that “Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia.
For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion.
While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment.
There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”
Governor Hochul, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Pete Buttigieg might want to reread their Bibles before claiming to speak for God. They should leave the proselytizing to others…because if they actually bothered to crack open the Scriptures every now and then, they might not be so quick to claim Godly authority.