Abortion and gay marriage? Yes. Inequality and climate change? No.
Iowa Congressman Steve King has explained what Pope Francis should talk about when he addresses Congress today:
I’m hopeful that Pope Francis will speak to these two issues: One is the church’s unfailing and steadfast opposition to abortion, the position that life begins at the moment of conception and it ends at natural death, and the dignity of every human person. That’s a position of the Roman Catholic Church that’s really unassailable and I’m hopeful that that position will be reiterated from the floor of Congress next week. I’m looking forward to that. Second component that is so strong among the Catholic Church is the position of marriage, and it being between a man and a woman.
King is an idiot.
Source: Steve King: Here’s what the Pope should talk about
Ted Cruz is more nuanced, but says about the same thing.
Rodney King’s life has come to its tragic end, apparently aided by booze and drugs.
“America’s been good to me after I paid the price and stayed alive through it all,” he said earlier this year “This part of my life is the easy part now.”
via Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dead at 47.
Next time I wax cynical about Christianity, remind me of Rodney King. He has struggled with his alcoholism and his rage over the beating he received at the hands of the LAPD, but he’s trying to forgive those who beat him:
“That’s how I was raised, to be in a forgiving state of mind. Because I’ve been forgiven many times, and I’m only human, so who am I not to forgive someone? … I wouldn’t be able to grow as a person inside if I was too angry and unforgiving.”
Rodney King speaks at L.A. Times Festival of Books – latimes.com.
Hard to believe . . . 11 Secret Service agents fly to Columbia in advance of Obama’s visit, check into a hotel and order up an exaltation of prostitutes. Then one decides NOT TO PAY. We, here at BiteMe.ME, are models of rectitude and believe that one who does not pay for services rendered can BITE ME.
Anyway, the wronged prostitute went to the police, the police sent a report to the embassy, the embassy reported to Washington, and the agents wound up in a world of hurt.
Ronald Kessler, called by the Daily News ‘one of the leading experts on the Secret Service’ said . . . “Number one, it is against basic ethics to go to a prostitute, [n]umber two, it is incredibly embarrassing to the White House. And number three, [i]t could leave them open to blackmail and a possible assassination attempt.” We’re not experts on the Secret Service, but we would have made Number one, “Pay your bills, asshole.”
One thing still bothers us here at BiteMe Central: How did Pete King, a man obsessed with bringing down President Obama, get this story before we did? Does he have covert sources in the Secret Service or maybe in Columbia?
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/secret-service-agents-busted-refused-pay-hooker-source-article-1.1061657#ixzz1s5CT8eUY