Leftmedia Gives Biden Halo of 'Most Religious' President
Joe's regular Mass attendance is the only measure the Leftmedia uses in judging his religious commitment.
Joe Biden claims to be a Roman Catholic, and if all it took to be a good Roman Catholic was attending weekly Mass, then the new president could certainly check that box. In any case, that appears to be the only measure the Leftmedia uses for a Democrat’s religiosity. In a recent New York Times article entitled “In Biden’s Catholic Faith, an Ascendant Liberal Christianity,” Elizabeth Dias writes that Biden is “perhaps the most religiously observant commander in chief in half a century,” as he “regularly attends Mass and speaks of how his Catholic faith grounds his life and his polices.”
By this logic, Biden is more religiously observant than the Sunday School-teaching Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter and born-again evangelical George W. Bush. In making her case, Dias asserts that Biden is “a president who has spent a lifetime steeped in Christian rituals and practices.” However, for the Left, what really appears to make Biden such a profoundly religious individual is his willingness to reject particular “controversial” or fundamental tenets of his own faith and instead embrace the progressive “gospel” of leftist politics.
Dias writes, “Mr. Biden’s priorities reflect values that progressive faith leaders have pushed for, and that motivated many to speak out for him during the campaign, said Derrick Harkins, who led interfaith outreach for the Democratic National Committee this past cycle. There is a sense of moral synergy on the left, among not only progressive Christians but also humanists, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and the spectrum of faith traditions, he said.”
Back to the original dubious assertion. Can an individual really be classified as religiously observant while not only rejecting but actively opposing his own religion’s teachings and beliefs? According to Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the answer is a clear “No.” Prior to the inauguration, Gomez warned that Biden advocated polices “that would advance moral evils,” especially “in the area of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender.” From a biblical and Catholic standpoint, we consider this to be inarguable. Moreover, those policies threaten religious liberty. And yet many evangelicals supported Biden.
As James the brother of Jesus observed, “But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18) Or as Jesus said, “By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?” (Matthew 7:16)
The fact is, Biden not only believes in abortion on demand but is actively seeking to expand the culture of death. Last Friday, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris released a statement announcing, “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe,” adding that “now is the time to rededicate ourselves to ensuring that all individuals have access to the health care they need.”
On top of this, Biden plans to revoke the Mexico City policy, Ronald Reagan’s 1984 rule that bars the U.S. government (i.e., taxpayers) from funding foreign organizations that “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning.”
It has been reported that in Biden’s own home parish in Delaware, whenever he attends Mass, the priest denies him Holy Communion. This comports with a USA Today story from two years ago explaining that Biden had been denied communion by a bishop in South Carolina due to his stance on abortion.
Biden is no saint — not in the pantheon of Roman Catholicism or of Christianity at large. By his practice and expressed beliefs, he stands in opposition to some of the most fundamental tenets of his church. However, in the Church of “Wokeness,” Biden’s halo just got a lot brighter. Mark Alexander further observes, “No doubt The New York Times crowned Joe Biden the ‘most faithful president’ because miraculously, as soon as Biden was coronated, Demo states began lifting their oppressive ChiCom pandemic restrictions.”
Footnote: Amy Coney Barrett, call your office.