Leftists swarmed after the archbishop of San Francisco announced that he was banning Nancy Pelosi from Holy Communion, hitting Twitter to demand that the government strip churches of their religious tax exemption for such a grave insult against the mighty Speaker, and drawing a stinging response from Christina Pushaw who called for an eye for an eye rebuttal.
On Friday, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone put Pelosi on notice that her “extreme” position on abortion as well as her ignoring his requests to speak with her about the “grave evil she is perpetrating” and the “danger to her own soul she is risking” left him little choice but to bar her from the sacred rite, as the 65-year-old religious leader gave notice of his position in a letter to the “devout Catholic.”
In his letter to the faithful on the notice sent to Pelosi, Archbishop Cordileone wrote “I have determined that the point has come in which I must make a public declaration that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiate her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confess and receive absolution for her cooperation in this evil in the sacrament of Penance. I have accordingly sent her a Notification to this effect, which I have now made public,” also posting a notice on Twitter.
After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, an the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion. https://t.co/l7M85CyG86
— Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone (@ArchCordileone) May 20, 2022
Among those who were triggered by the archbishop’s action was one blue check journalist who also took to Twitter to call for taxing the churches.
“It’s time we ended tax exemption for religions. If they want to play politics, make them pay the price,” wrote David Lazarus, the “Emmy-winning money guy for KTLA Channel 5” and former LA Times columnist.
It's time we ended tax exemption for religions. If they want to play politics, make them pay the price https://t.co/gLi7HqgMeH
— David Lazarus (@Davidlaz) May 21, 2022
His idea drew much approval from the leftist mob that patrols Twitter to enforce rigid leftist ideology and a response from Pushaw who, as press secretary for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has established her own formidable presence on the platform, suggested that the left’s own religious institutions also be stripped of their tax exemptions.
“If Dems want to play this game, it’s time to end tax exemptions for their religion (wokeism) too. Yes that means all their ‘social justice’ nonprofits, the ACLU, Ford Foundation, etc,” she wrote.
If Dems want to play this game, it’s time to end tax exemptions for their religion (wokeism) too. Yes that means all their “social justice” nonprofits, the ACLU, Ford Foundation, etc https://t.co/aqlYYeYh70
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) May 22, 2022
Pushaw just may be onto something as many expressed their support of her brilliant idea.
Excellent idea! Wokeism is a cult-like religion.
— Stacey Sabbag (@gratitude0000) May 22, 2022
Planned Parenthood, NPR, PBS
— Mandy ✝☕ (@SpringSteps) May 22, 2022
Don’t forget university endowments. If Dems want a wealth tax, then counter with a retroactive capital gains tax applied on the university endowments. Harvard & Yale would each have tax bills in the tens of billions.
— Biderman (@Biderman838) May 22, 2022
It’s not a coincidence that the Narrators created secular analogs to religious institutions as traditional religion lost power. Universities and Foundations are the modern Cathedrals and Holy Orders.
— FactsMan (@BallenCBTech) May 22, 2022
Include the playhouse for the elite, the Kennedy Center
— JustJoe (@JustHoboJoe) May 22, 2022
Universities would be on that list too.
— Melissa Braunstein (@slowhoneybee) May 22, 2022
Awesome, @ChristinaPushaw !!!! Brilliant solution!!!
— Wayne Judd (@WayneJuddnLV) May 22, 2022
— we sagebrush folk (@WindstarFarmer) May 22, 2022
Do PAC’s pay taxes? BLM taxes should pose an interesting debacle.
— Shannon D. Pitts (@ShannonDPitts2) May 22, 2022
Look into non-profits like Hospital systems as well. Little incentive for Hospitals to become more efficient and effective when they are protected from taxes. Oh, and just because the entity is “non-profit” it doesn’t mean someone isn’t making money out of it
— Buanadha (@buanadha) May 22, 2022
Archbishop Cordileone made it clear in his letter to the faithful that it isn’t personal.
“Please know that I find no pleasure whatsoever in fulfilling my pastoral duty here. Speaker Pelosi remains our sister in Christ. Her advocacy for the care of the poor and vulnerable elicits my admiration. I assure you that my action here is purely pastoral, not political,” he said. “I have been very clear in my words and actions about this. Speaker Pelosi has been uppermost in my prayer intentions ever since I became the Archbishop of San Francisco.”
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