Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have deconstructed the single most important institution in human history. Republicans and Democrats alike succumbed to powerful political elites and have passed legislation that will undermine our families and as a consequence, our society.That is a step in the right direction. When so-called "Catholic" politicians are the ones who cast the deciding votes for legislation that brands all their fellow Catholics as "bigots" they should be shunned, dis-invited, ignored, and openly opposed. Too many Catholic-In-Name-Only politicians like to rattle on and on about their "Catholic" memories while helping to destroy religious freedom in this nation. We should make it impossible for these disgusting CINOS to prostitute their fake Catholicism in exchange for Catholic honors--and Catholic votes.
With this vote, Governor Cuomo has opened a new front in the culture wars that are tearing at the fabric of our nation. At a time when so many New Yorkers are struggling to stay in their homes and find jobs, we should be working together to solve these problems. However, the politicians have curried favor with wealthy donors who are proponents of a divisive agenda in order to advance their own careers and futures.
What is needed in our state is leadership and not political gamesmanship.
In light of these disturbing developments and in protest for this decision, I have asked all Catholic schools to refuse any distinction or honors bestowed upon them this year by the governor or any member of the legislature who voted to support this legislation. Furthermore, I have asked all pastors and principals to not invite any state legislator to speak or be present at any parish or school celebration.
The above request is intended as a protest of the corrupt political process in New York State. More than half of all New Yorkers oppose this legislation. Yet, the governor and the state legislature have demonized people of faith, whether they be Muslims, Jews, or Christians, and identified them as bigots and prejudiced, and voted in favor of same-sex “marriage.” It is mystifying that this bill would be passed on the last day of an extended session under the cover of darkness. [Emphasis added: E.M.]
I honestly believe that Andrew Cuomo, at the very least, ought to be publicly declared to be excommunicated. It is scandalous that this man can continue to claim to be Catholic and march up to receive Communion when he is living in sin in what Edward Peters called "public concubinage" which adds the scandal of open adultery for himself and his girlfriend; to this he has added the grave sin and scandal of his support for same-sex sodommarriage. How much more does he have to deviate from the Church before his bishop admits that his relationship with the Church is no longer in good standing?
But that aside, at the very least, no Catholic organization, parish, school, etc. should ever invite Cuomo or his Catholic partners in crime to any event ever again (let alone honor them!) unless they publicly repent for the evil they have foisted onto their fellow Catholics in New York. Let them keep trying to trade on their "Catholicism" for votes when their fellow Catholics see them for what they really are.