Kentucky Bishop Rips MAGA Christians For Their Hypocrisy In Scathing Op-Ed: ‘I Am Ashamed!’
Lexington Bishop John Stowe expressed how ashamed he is with the hypocrisy from Trump supporters who claim to be “pro-life” while supporting a president “who denigrates the lives of immigrants.”
Stowe wrote an op-ed this week apologizing for the actions taken by the group of Catholic teens over the viral confrontation following their involvement with the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
“I am ashamed that the actions of Kentucky Catholic high school students have become a contradiction of the very reverence for human life that the march is supposed to manifest,” he said. “As such, I believe that U.S. Catholics must take a look at how our support of the fundamental right to life has become separated from the even more basic truth of the dignity of each human person.”
Stowe went on to say, without trying to place “blame entirely on these adolescents” involved in the viral controversy, that he was shocked to see that “any students participating in a pro-life activity on behalf of their school and their Catholic faith could be wearing apparel sporting the slogans of a president who denigrates the lives of immigrants, refugees and people from countries that he describes with indecent words and haphazardly endangers with life-threatening policies.”
“We cannot uncritically ally ourselves with someone with whom we share the policy goal of ending abortion,” he continued. “I doubt that it is only those students who are not aware that the pro-life movement got its start among peace activists who saw their opposition to abortion as a natural extension of opposition to all forms of violence.”
“The pro-life movement claims that it wants more than the policy change of making abortion illegal, but aims to make it unthinkable,” Stowe added. “That would require deep changes in society and policies that would support those who find it difficult to afford children. The association of our young people with racist acts and a politics of hate must also become unthinkable.”