This post is not going to be nice.
Because I'm tired of trying to write after I've "calmed down." I know it makes you sound more mature and it gives your argument more weight and validity if you don't sound like a screaming child, but I've had it... and I'm venting. Why should I try and be a civilized person and act like an adult when the other side simply calls me a "Godless Nazi" anyway? So here's the deal....
Yet another story to make you want to tear your hair and scream
How they can find fault with a 44 BILLION dollar donation to charity is beyond me! I'm talking of course about Warren Buffett pledging his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation-- an organization which busies itself trying to end minor problems like oh say... combating disease and poverty in developing countries!!
Sure, less than one percent of their charity funds go to Planned Parenthood BUT that money is ear-marked for non-abortion services. Planned Parenthood is an organization which provides women with reproductive health check-ups, affordable contraception, pap and cancer screenings and information regarding many other women's health issues-- not to mention, offers counseling and sex education (including a focus on abstinence and SAFE sex).
How many of us can imagine having 44 billion dollars-- let alone donating it all to charity? Yet, the Catholic Church and pro-life zealots (read: idiots) are foaming at the mouth over this because less than one percent is going to Planned Parenthood-- and not even for abortions!!!
Rev. Thomas Euteneuer (a Roman Catholic priest who is president of Human Life International) compared Buffett to Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi death camp doctor; Euteneuer said Buffett, "will be known as the Dr. Mengele of philanthropy unless he repents."
Here's a clue, Buffett doesn't have to repent to you. You're not Jesus. You're a priest on a soapbox who has decided that he speaks for God and knows exactly how God feels on every issue (even though Jesus never said one word on abortion.) As far as I'm concerned Rev. Euteneuer is just another face in a looming Catholic faction who have devoted themselves away from the word of Christ and become a cult of hatred and misogyny. Earth to uber-conservative one-track-mind priests….YOU ARE NOT GOD. You are simply a "celibate" man in a dress (celibate providing you can stay away from those tempting alter boys) who has no business commenting on what reproductive choices are available to women. Maybe if you'd ever grow up and acknowledge that women don't want to pop out kids constantly and want some say in their body, we could take you seriously. And probably not even then because you don't have families and you don't even allow women to hold the same position of power within the church as you do (Um yeah "No girls allowed clubs" are so 4th grade).
Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, holds the Buffett family partially responsible for the approval of RU-486 (the abortion pill) because their financial contributions went to research for the drug. Perkins said, "Since then, approximately 500,000 American babies have been killed with RU-486."
Okay once again going to have to explain the obvious: Buffett didn't kill any babies. First and foremost because abortions don't "kill babies" they terminate a pregnancy. It is illegal to murder infants. It is not illegal to terminate a pregnancy, or fetus, or in some cases a literal cluster of cells that has the POTENTIAL to become human life.
How can we ever hope to make headway in this country between moderates when those shrieking loudest are these incompetent fools who want the world's population to explode until there's no room, water, or resources to feed them all? In their world a woman cannot have control of her reproductive destiny. Well obviously this is not a problem certain celibate priests have taken the time to ponder....
Wonder if they've noticed that most of their Catholic followers use contraception anyway and the majority of their priests don't even buy into this bullshit nonsense? I've met progressive priests and NUNS-- they are out there and they are getting sick of this garbage)... Sadly I also know priests and priests-to-be that have decided to focus all shreds of energy to this problem of the "murdered unborn." To them I say without apology: I don't think you are real Catholics. Real Catholics, they read the bible and go to church and applaud people like Warren Buffett for giving so generously of his fortune to help the sick, needy and hungry... something Jesus was all about!