(PresidentialWire.com)- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just won’t stop. Now, she’s attacking “faith-oriented” members of Congress, saying they’ve informed her that they “don’t believe in science.”
During a speech on the House floor on Monday, the California representative talked about recent developments with COVID-19 vaccines and the coronavirus economic relief package Congress just passed. During it, she accused the Trump White House of spreading “quackery” ideas about herd immunity.
“So, now we have a vaccine, and that gives us hope. A vaccine that springs from science. People say around here sometimes, ‘I’m faith-oriented so I don’t believe in science.’ And I say, well, you can do both.
“Science is an answer to our prayers. And our prayers have been answered with a vaccine.”
Pelosi has often referenced the fact that she’s being Catholic. She has talked about it in public and tweeted about it as well. She got into some trouble last December when she was asked if she really hated President Donald Trump.
Her response was:
“I don’t hate anybody. As a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone … So, don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
Threatening words are not something the Catholic religion would tend to teach their followers. She’s taken to Twitter to, in the same message, profess her faith and attack the president. In July 2019, she wrote:
“It should be a sign to us that today’s Catholic Gospel reading is the Good Samaritan, where Jesus teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves and treat them with mercy. Trump’s ICE raids today tear families apart — the opposite of mercy. #FamiliesBelongTogether #KnowYourRights.”
If Pelosi were such a good Catholic, though, she would certainly know that the church is steadfast against abortion. In fact, the Catholic Church says abortion is a “crime against human life.”
Pelosi has explicitly expressed in public, though, how she’s in favor of abortion. Because of this, some Catholic bishops have said that she — and other apparent Catholic politicians who support abortion — that they should not receive communion.
Cardinal Raymond Burke once spoke directly about Pelosi. In 2013, he said Pelosi is a perfect example of “Catholics who have divorced their faith from their public life and therefore are not serving their brothers and sisters in the way that they must — in safeguarding and promoting the life of the innocent and defenseless unborn, in safeguarding and promoting the integrity of marriage and the family.”
He added that Pelosi shouldn’t, any under circumstances, be offered communion until she changes her stance on abortion.
Other Catholic leaders, such as Father Thomas Petri, have denied communion to politicians who have publicly supported abortion. In 2016, he spoke directly to Tim Kaine when he tweeted:
“Do us both a favor. Don’t show up in my communion line. I take Canon 915 seriously. It’d be embarrassing for you & for me.”