I have been saying for weeks now that the left has been hijacking pro-life language for their own ends. Right now, they are twisting their support for Pres. Obama (against people who “cling to guns or religion”) into a “prolife cause” and their instrument of the twisting is legislation against guns that look scary.
I see that Get Religion (one of those Patheos thingies … they remind me sometimes of the old joke about the Methodist or Jew in heaven who is shown a closed room and is told that Catholics like to think they are alone) has finally awakened to the smell of the coffee to react to some of this lefty twisting in Hell’s Bible, the New York Times. Patheos seemed surprised, but this has been going on for weeks.
The NYT wrote:
Anti-abortion protesters flooded the National Mall in Washington on Friday for the annual March for Life. Many Catholic leaders and theologians are asking why many of those who call themselves ‘pro-life’ have been silent when it comes to gun control.
Please, Catholic bloggers, pay attention. This has been going on for weeks now.
The hijacking of pro-life language for the sake of support of Obama and his drones is not actually about guns.
Über-liberals don’t give a damn about guns. They don’t even know what “assault weapons” are.
The real target of the ban on “assault weapons” are the people who want to own guns.
They hate a certain kind of person. They tie people who own guns to people who are against abortion. You know who I mean, right? Those red-necks? Those Tea Party types? Those mouth-breathing knuckle-draggers who “cling to their guns or religion”?
They are against real pro-lifers. The Under-liberals are just aimed like a dog pack by the Über-liberals and they go yapping in the direction of the guns.
Keep your eye on the target.
For these liberals, high taxes and entitlements are the real pro-life issues. Guns are just the weapon du jour.