Earlier this week, the New York State Legislature approved a bill to allow abortions up to birth. Governor Andrew Cuomo eventually signed the bill into law.
As if that weren’t bad enough, a very disconcerting video showed legislators cheering after passing the horrific legislation. Now a Catholic bishop is rebuking them saying they face spiritual and eternal consequences for their actions.
One Catholic bishop, appalled by the gruesome spectacle of New York legislators cheering the passage of a new law that permits aborting babies right up to the moment of birth, issued one of the most fiery and uncompromising tweets in the history of Twitter, blasting, “The video of the ‘celebration’ of New York legislators as they condemned even full term unborn children to Death by Choice is a scene from Hell. Woe to those who ignore the sanctity of life, they reap the whirlwind of Hell. Stand against this holocaust in every way you can.”
The video of the “celebration” of New York legislators as they condemned even full term unborn children to Death by Choice is a scene from Hell. Woe to those who ignore the sanctity of life, they reap the whirlwind of Hell. Stand against this holocaust in every way you can.
— Bishop J. Strickland (@Bishopoftyler) January 25, 2019
Bishop Joseph Edward Strickland is the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas. He is not shy about engaging in the swirl of politics; just before the 2012 election, he wrote an op-ed in the Tyler Morning Telegraph stating, “The fundamental truths that once were and still should be the bedrock of our society are being challenged daily. I believe the election on Nov. 6 brings a great task to all of us as people of faith to soberly reflect on what we believe and how those beliefs should be embodied in our laws and supported by our leaders.”
Cuomo can claim to be a Catholic but there’s little doubt left that he’ totally out of step with the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church after he signed a bill legalizing abortions up to birth. Now, the Catholic bishops in New York state are letting the governor have it too.