On Tuesday, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) accused the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops of weaponizing religion by taking a vote to draft a document rebuking pro-abortion politicians.

“If they’re going to politically weaponize religion by ‘rebuking’ Democrats who support women’s reproductive choice, then a ‘rebuke’ of their tax-exempt status may be in order,” Huffman tweeted.

 

The Daily Wire reports:

Huffman’s tweet was in response to a statement last week from 60 Catholic House Democrats warning the USCCB against what they described as “weaponizing” the Eucharist. The USCCB on Friday overwhelmingly voted in favor of drafting a document that could lead to a rebuke of publicly pro-abortion Catholic politicians such as President Joe Biden. The document, which will be made public at a later date, will advise bishops how to best to enforce the guidelines regarding the reception of Holy Communion.

According to the Code of Cannon Law, those who are “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

“We seek the Church’s guidance and assistance but believe also in the primacy of conscience,” the statement from the House Democrats reads in part. “In recognizing the Church’s role in providing moral leadership, we acknowledge and accept the tension that comes with being in disagreement with the Church in some areas.”

Rep. Huffman, a co-chair of the Congressional Freethought Caucus with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), has been an outspoken opponent of religious influence in government

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Miguel Sundance
Miguel Sundance
4 months ago

So according this ignorant moron does not believe in separation of church and state? This is a political threat to the Catholic Church for trying to uphold Canonical law.

Stephen Weiss
4 months ago

Oh I see, so according to another flaky Liberal from California, this Huffman character; if your religion doesn’t support murdering babies you don’t get tax exempt status…….now there is somebody who does not deserve to hold any office as he does not understand the separation of Church and State..he’s an ignorant fool.

Gloria
Gloria
4 months ago

Just validates the libs lack of respect for any rules or standards. There are a few organizations that still have rules and requirements to remain in good standing. Let him join a group that doesn’t have criteria he is unable to follow. These rules were in place before any of these idiots appeared on the scene.

trimple
trimple
4 months ago

wow wow wow! Sounds like Nazi Germany! Read history–oops i forgot, not allowed!

trimple
trimple
4 months ago

I wonder if there are animal abortion clinics. Be interesting to see the response…

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
4 months ago

Figure he’s from California. Godless heathen. Must be nice to be so ignorant. Blissful to say the least. And as has been said in the preceding comments, separation of church and state, though only applies to leftist ideology and policies

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
4 months ago

They can’t do that. It’s in the constitution that Church’s are exempt from taxes. They never should have ask for and signed any Tax Exempt Form. When they did that they invited .the government to control what they can do or say in the church. But if the Catholic church didn’t ask for a Tax Exemption they take the government to court as I have heard.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
4 months ago

The Bishops are not “weaponizing religion” and are not involving themselves in politics. They are dealing with a significant matter of religion and even Presidents are not immune from the dictates of the religion to which they profess to subscribe. In fact, they should be expected to set a good example, not the opposite. This Democrat Representative, however, is proposing to weaponize the IRS for political or partisan reasons. What the Bishops are considering has nothing to do with a basis for tax exempt status.

trebor
trebor
4 months ago

“Bless me Father for I have sinned”. Think biden says this in the confessional as all Catholics do? If a priest gives biden communion, he is as guilty as biden. Does biden not know that Christ said “Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do to me”? “Better they have a mill stone around their neck”. No Catholic would endorse murdering infants. Of course this was the guy who was screwing his baby sitter.

F F Tramutola Jr.
F F Tramutola Jr.
4 months ago

Outright blackmail and discrimination. GOD NEEDS TO DENY THEM COMMUNION BY ENDING THEIR WORTHLESS, MEANINGLESS TRAITOR LIVES.

Tom McDonnell
Tom McDonnell
4 months ago

Does Rep Huffman have any religious affiliation, at all? Is he unwilling to accept tht th Dogma of the Church precedes the organization of any political party or view in the United States. His zealous opposition to the Catholic Church is obvious in his hasty irrelevant comments.

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
4 months ago

Huffman, you and your fellow corrupt satanic nazi democrats don’t have that power and never will!
Church doctrine states that every corrupt satanic nazi democrats on planet earth can be excommunicated immediately, if there weren’t so many satanic luciferian demons running the church!

Catherine
Catherine
4 months ago

The dems are no longer~ and have not been since ‘60’s the party of Harry Truman. They are leftist liberal socialist communist Satan’s agents. May they burn in Hell!

Charles T Savko
Charles T Savko
4 months ago

What is it going to be, like the Ukraine. It was fire the man or you don’t get the money! Now he is saying give me communion or we’ll take your money! Back to his old tricks of blackmail ?

Jean
Jean
4 months ago

Biden is Royak joke

Paul Otts
Paul Otts
4 months ago

Just a friendly reminder to those commenting here who are apparently confused. In our Constitution there is no “separation of church and state”. What there is is a 1st Amendment which declares the State cannot establish a State Religion (like Great Britain). I challenge anyone on this forum to prove me wrong WITH THE CONSTITUTION!

Paul Otts
Paul Otts
4 months ago

As for the topic at hand, the freedom of Religion allows the Catholic Church to utilize anything from within their religious framework to (as long as it violates no state laws) punish parishioners for not upholding religious convictions. Consequently, the Catholic Church is allowed by all law to enforce its Canonical law by refusing the Eucharist!! However, should this cretin desire, from within the law, that is to say going through the legislative process, he possibly can take away the tax exemption from the Church, but in doing so, if he fails to make such a decision universal, his action will be found Unconstitutional. And in addition, there would be such an uproar opposed to this action that the person making the attempt will have effectively committed political suicide.

jawad
jawad
4 months ago

Not the problem of the Church! Whoever takes Holy Communion with an evil heart will find that it works against him. The blessing will shrivel him up.

Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis
4 months ago

Seems like the Catholic church is free to exercise their faith unless their doctrine conflicts with a political leader. That doesn’t sound like freedom of religion to me.