Nancy Pelosi’s Sermon from the Mount of Hypocrisy

By John W. Lillpop

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a fierce defender of the constitutional separation of church and state. Except, that is, when it comes to promoting issues and positions favored by the Democrat party

Pelosi’s latest mind-boggling hypocrisy concerns illegal immigration, which Pelosi believes should be a high priority for Catholic clergy.

As reported in the media, Pelosi said the following, in part:

“I would hope that there’s one thing that we can do working together as we go forward that speaks to what the Bible tells us about the dignity and worth of every person -- and that is on the subject of immigration,” Pelosi said in her remarks. “Because I think the Church is going to have to play a very major role in how we, in how people are treated.”

“The cardinals, the archbishops, the bishops that come to me and say, ‘We want you to pass immigration reform,’” disclosed Pelosi. “And I say, ‘But I want you to speak about it from the pulpit.'

“I want you to instruct your, whatever the communication is -- the people, some of them, oppose immigration reform are sitting in those pews and you have to tell them that this is a ‘manifestation of our living the gospels,’” said Pelosi. “Our patron saint of San Francisco, St. Francis of Assisi, he said, ‘preach the gospel --sometimes use words.’ We need the words to be said because it isn’t being picked up automatically.”

INSTRUCT, Madam Speaker? Is it really a legitimate role of clergy to tell parishioners what to think and believe?

If so, what about gay marriage and abortion, behaviors which Pope Benedict XVI called some of the most "insidious and dangerous" threats facing the world today,” at reference1?

Is it your position that cardinals, archbishops, and the bishops should “instruct” parishioners against those “insidious and dangerous" threats, Madam Speaker?

I thought not.