Patrick Archbold is co-founder of Creative Minority Report, a Catholic website that puts a refreshing spin on the intersection of religion, culture, and politics. When not writing, Patrick is director of information technology at a large international logistics company in New York.
While the Catholic Church wrings its hands and furrows its collective brow over the unpastoral calls to excommunicate Catholic politicians who advocate grave sin as policy, these unholy pols have no such qualms.
The virulently pro-abortion and anti-Catholic Catholic Governor of New York has just excommunicated all faithful Catholics and their fellow travelers in the pro-life movement from 'his' state.
Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.
"L'État, c'est moi," is how the Governor/Pope must conceive of New York for he believes he has the power to excommunicate those who believe in ways that differ from him. The vaunted tolerance of the progressives extends no further than the man in the mirror.
If you are pro-life and believe as all men believed up until Will & Grace premiered that marriage is between one man and one woman as ordained by God, then you have no place in NY. Cuomo is not content to merely disagree while ceding your right to advocate for your position. No, the Governor states that you do not belong in his state. You have no place. Get out. We will not tolerate you.
Now that Catholics have been declared personae non gratae by the most powerful person in the State, the scales must now finally fall from the eyes of the Big-Tent Church of Hugs and Giggles™. I am sure the Church in NY will now wake up and respond in kind, right?