Robin Smith / February 11, 2019

Cuomo’s Condemnation of His Own Making

The New York governor has the gall to appeal to his faith regarding abortion legislation.

Thank you, Governor Andrew Cuomo.

It’s easier to make a point when a real experience or example is available to bring a truth to life. The Democrat New York governor is allowing America to see what happens when one attempts to reshape one’s religion to fit into culture instead of having an impact on one’s culture using the power and truth of one’s faith.

Christ Himself spoke iconic words to Nicodemus about His Father sending His only Son as the payment for sin in John 3:16. But most want to stop with that one verse. Keep reading the rest of Jesus’ words in verses 17 through 21 to see that God doesn’t condemn individuals. No, we do that through our own words, actions, and pursuit of darkness versus light.

In the recent law signed by Cuomo, to the macabre cheers of his colleagues, abortion on demand was legalized up to the moment of birth, even during active labor. Not surprising, the horrors of abortion have been exposed through the coverage of this and Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam, who intimated that in his state’s bill, a baby and mother would receive “comfort care” post-delivery as discussions would ensue as to the mother’s wishes … after birth.

Last week, Cuomo penned an op-ed in The New York Times that hit back against criticisms linking those who find New York’s Right to Murder law, along with the evil spoken of in Virginia, to President Donald Trump in an attempt to provide political cover and distraction. Such classic Saul Alinsky-style politics on display, using ridicule and tying opponents to a target that’s been effectively polarized, should serve to remind folks that Cuomo is speaking politically, not out of concern to defend his Christian faith.

Cuomo asserts that his critics, including Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Catholic Church, are part of Trump’s allies and the Religious Right “spreading falsehoods to inflame” the debate. Um, no. When science demonstrates babies are viable outside the mother’s womb as early as 22 weeks and that the health of the mother is almost never at risk in the third trimester of gestation, the lies aren’t coming from the critics. Your argument is not only with God, but also science.

Cuomo declares himself to be a faithful Catholic due to his education in religious schools and service as an altar boy. Those experiences are terrific and could have influenced the Democrat’s beliefs, but the embrace of truth as a Christian doesn’t come through osmosis or proximity.

The second-term governor goes on to declare, “I do not believe that religious values should drive political positions.” That’s a pretty fascinating stance to hold. We don’t recall Christ’s admonition to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world to have an exclusion mentioned. Paul in his writings in Romans 13 says government should protect citizens from evil and even references the commandment, “Thou shalt not commit murder.”

Abortion has become one of the key tenets to the religion of secularists who operate with the self-righteousness of the “social justice warrior.” The faith of the secularist conjures up rights to reflect the embrace of the Humanist Trinity of Me, Myself, and I, which justifies killing the unborn not because of a woman’s liberty, but because of license that allows self-worship.

Nice try, Gov. Cuomo. Your words and deeds serve as fruit that reveals the heart from which it’s borne. Whether your church decides to excommunicate you or deny you the privilege to partake of the sacraments is another reflection of the embrace of faith versus culture. Understand that you’re just more proof that politics is downstream of culture and that our culture, comprised of citizens with self-will, has an ongoing fight with God Himself in attempting to prove how progressive, intelligent, and self-righteous it is — to its peril.

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