Pelosi: Democrats Do 'the Lord's Work,' Republicans 'Dishonor God'
In yet another example of moral narcissism and the liberal inability to understand conservative positions on faith, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared that her party, the Democratic Party, does the will of God while Republicans dishonor their Creator.
Of Republicans, the Democrat congresswoman from California declared, "They pray in church on Sunday and they prey on people the rest of the week. And while we're doing the Lord's work, ministering to the needs of God's creation, they are ignoring those needs which is to dishonor the God who made them."
Perhaps emboldened by Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, Pelosi thus equated the climate alarmism and draconian regulations pushed by her party with a godly care for the environment. In doing so, she failed to understand that there are good reasons to doubt the "scientific consensus" on man-made global warming. She also failed to note that God's care for "the least of these" can justify cutting regulations, which will unleash economic growth which helps the poor as well as the rich.
This is why Pelosi's declaration that Republicans "prey on people" was important. By falsely equating free market policies with the kind of crony capitalism that leads to monopoly, Democrats argue that the Republican agenda enables the rich to harm the poor.
The Democrat added that "we don't wear religion on our sleeve, but maybe we should." When asked by MSNBC's Joe Scarborough how her party can "connect with the middle America who sometimes feel they're looked down on because of their faith or their values," Pelosi admitted that rural Americans "don't think that Democrats are people of faith, when the fact is that we are."
One Twitter user's response to this was powerfully on-point.
The problem is, many Democrat issues fly in the face of traditional Christian attitudes. The alleged misperception that Democrats are not people of faith does not emerge in a vacuum. Pressures on abortion, gay marriage, transgender issues, and dismissal of religious liberty in particular are serious problems for any Democrat outreach to traditional Christians — and conservative members of other religions.
In fact, the candidacy of Hillary Clinton — despite her alleged lifelong Methodism — set the Democrats further back in this regard.
Clinton infamously declared that "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed" in order to make way for abortion and other forms of "reproductive health care." These remarks against the sanctity of traditional religion in favor of "progressive" values were further confirmed by emails released by WikiLeaks, which Clinton and her team never denied to be true.