Biden, the Anti-Christ,the Religious Right and the fight about his excommunication

Biden, the Anti-Christ,the Religious Right and the fight about his excommunication

Breaking news: Large majority of bishops against communion for Biden The warnings from the Vatican faded: The conference of Catholic bishops in the USA wants to withhold the ecclesiastical sacraments from President Biden – because of his liberal stance on abortion issues.

The Catholic Church in the United States argues over whether politicians can receive communion if they support abortion rights. Now the bishops have voted with a clear majority for the draft of a document – and thus clearly positioned themselves: According to it, Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, are to be reprimanded for receiving communion despite their support for abortion rights. The result of the vote – 168 for and 55 against – was announced on Friday towards the end of a three-day meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced. Proponents said the decision was necessary because of Biden’s recent actions to protect and expand access to abortion. Opponents warned that such an action would portray the bishops as a partisan force at a time of political division across the country. The final content has not yet been determined As a result of the vote, the USCCB Doctrine Committee will draft a statement on the importance of communion in the life of the Church. The bishops should examine this at a later meeting – probably in November. A section of the document is intended to contain a special admonition to Catholic politicians and other public figures who disregard Church doctrine on abortion and other core doctrinal issues. Doctrine Committee Chairman Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana said that no decision has been taken on the final content of the proposed document. Bishops who are not on the committee also have the opportunity to propose changes. According to Rhoades, Biden or any other person should not be mentioned by name in the document. Rather, it is intended to offer guidelines and not prescribe any binding national policy, says Rhoades. This would leave the decision on communion for certain churchgoers to the individual bishops and archbishops. Warning from the Vatican A Vatican official, Cardinal Luis Ladaria, wrote to the conference in May urging caution in debating politicians’ views on abortion and communion. It could become a “source of discord,” according to Ladaria. This week’s debate exposed some of the cultural and political rifts that have rocked the Church in recent years. The membership of the Catholic Church in the United States has fallen by nearly 20 percent over the past two decades, according to a Gallup poll published in March.

Will Biden be excommunicated now? Where do US Catholics actually stand on the spectrum of religious rights?An American party member of the Democrats answered:

“The US has a long history of being anti-Catholic starting in the 19th century.  When JFK ran for president as a Catholic questions were raised about whether he would be under the control of the Vatican.  He addressed this in a speech during his campaign and said that, although he was a Catholic, he would be his duty to follow the laws of the USA even if they were different than what the Catholic church says.  This satisfied everyone enough to get him elected as the first ever Catholic president. 

Catholics in the USA today are a very diverse group and include a sizable minority that is extremely right-wing.  Catholics, as well as evangelicals, have used the abortion issue in order to drive their voters towards the more right-wing candidates.  The recent move to refuse communion to Biden came from a group of the more extreme right wing church leaders.  The Pope, in contrast, had already said that Biden should be able to continue receiving communion.  I suspect that more moderate bishops will ignore this recent move to refuse him communion and continue to treat him as they treated him before.  This move may also backfire on these Catholic right-wingers since it could revive the idea that no Catholic should hold office since their votes would be dictated by the church. 

However. I once experienced one of the repesentatives of this US Catholic Religious Right with connections to the Republican party,the Heriatge Foundation and the Amercan Enterprsie Institute, Michael Novak who showed up in the German Catholic Academy in Munich at the meeting “Religious America”. Michael Novak was one of the most prominent and well connected Catholics in the USA.He already died, but it was interesting what a reperesentative of the US Religious Right told the Catholics in Germany and their priests and theologicans. That the Catholic church in Germany  and Europe  was a leftist, anticapitalist,morally decadent, pacifist God of Love peacenik religion, while real Christianity was spreading the meassage and evangelicum of capitalism and religion and democracy around the world., even by military force.

The reformist left saw religion as an ineradicable part of man, renounced atheistic or scientific criticism of religion, mostly sees religion only as propagating social justice, solidarity and charity, especially  philanthropideology, especially with an anti-capitalist orientation (interest-free, charity institutions, which compensate for the lack of a welfare state and ethically-oriented economics such as Islamic banking as much-cited examples), i.e. as a somewhat religiously ticking labor movement-like social movement and tried to moderate religion, to steer it in a humane way and to make it part of the bourgeois-democratic rule – of course to a large extent denying that the taming of religion and its moderation took place above all due to the brutal acts of violence of the French Revolution, as well as the associated secularization as a result of the spread of the s capitalism. But the new bourgeoisie knew how to take control of religion very quickly when it entered its imperialist and colonial phase, and the fascists also established a symbiotic relationship with religion that served their power with the Christian Churches’ concordat treaties with Hitler’s NSDAP and Mussolini as the most obvious example – whereby National Socialism in particular once again developed a neo-paganism of ethnic provinces in the SS Ancestors´Heritage of Himmler, which then wanted to replace the old religion. But also with the SS: Christians were allowed to become members, while godless, quasi-communist atheists never! The Church’s few resistance fighters against fascism are inflated to oversize, in order to gloss over factually extensive cooperation of the Christian churches with fascism. But whether Mussolini, Franco, Salazar – all these clerical fascists or Latin American military dictators worked very well with religion, especially with the Catholic Church and its Opus Dei and its Jesuits, who also bloodily suppressed the theology of liberation in interaction and Christian Churches also organized the flight of leading German National Socialists and Italian fascists to Christian South America or Spain and Portugal.

US Christiasn , Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals and Christian fundamentalists have a different history: The United States was the blue print for a new country without Catholicism and a White Anglo Saxon Protestant, a WASP society.On the one hand the USA arose from basic Christians and fundamentalist-Calvinist fanatics who had fled the European religious wars and suppression in order to create a new society in the new Israel , and on the other hand from the immigration due to poverty or  free spirits and free masons , who also did promote the ideas of the Enlightenment.. Religion in the United States was seen as a salvation from feudalism and martial Christianity, mostly Catholicism, so the United States has a different connection to religion, but it should be noted that radicalization and increasing political orientation started again at latest with Reagan and the Moral Majority and now has produced a radicalized evangelicalism that would like to transform the United States into a Christian Iran or Christian presidential dictatorship based on the Muslim Brotherhood model, as  envisaged in the book The Handmaid’s Tale  by Margaret Atwood or Volker Schlöndorf `s film “as a black dystopia.

The evangelicals are not only a powerful force in the United States, but evangelical free churches are growing all over Latin America, Africa and also parts of Asia and are allying with chauvinistic right-wing politicians, now also in Bolsonaro Brazil.

The future foreign minister of the Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro, Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo, had given several speeches, articles and essays on Brazil’s foreign policy before taking office.

One of his central proposals is a kind of Christian Western alliance between Bolsonaro- Brazil, Trump- America and Putin- Russia. Brazil must form a new conservative axis with the United States and Russia.

Other conservatively governed states such as Italy, Hungary or Poland are also mentioned. With the new Brazil, all these states should defend their national sovereignty and the values of western civilization against “dominating globalism”.These are the free states “that oppose the demonization of national sentiment and the suppression of belief (especially Christian belief).

The evangelicals are not only a powerful force in the United States, but evangelical free churches are growing all over Latin America, Africa and also parts of Asia and are allying with chauvinistic right-wing politicians, now also in Bolsonaro Brazil.

The future foreign minister of the Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro, Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo, had given several speeches, articles and essays on Brazil’s foreign policy before taking office.

One of his central proposals is a kind of Christian Western alliance between Bolsonaros Brazil, Trumps America and Putins Russia. Brazil must form a new conservative axis with the United States and Russia.

Other conservatively governed states such as Italy, Hungary or Poland are also mentioned. With the new Brazil, all these states should defend their national sovereignty and the values ​​of western civilization against “dominating globalism”.

These are the free states “that oppose the demonization of national sentiment and the suppression of belief (especially Christian belief).” They want to reject the emptying of the human soul and its replacement by anemic dogmas, which only serve the interests of the world domination of certain elites.

Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo strives for the “desacralization of immigration, combating the ideology of the ‘untouchable immigrant’, the universal right to migration”. These things should not overlap the right to “national sovereignty.”

However, it is questionable whether Trump will come to such a deal with Putin and to such a Christian front, especially since in the United States hostility to Russia and China has been a priority since the new national security strategy, US superpower conflicts with both powers can no longer be ruled out, one Pentagon study already calls for plans for a war economy, which threatens the USA with the termination of the INF treaty, has just approved the largest defense budget and Putin warns of the danger of a nuclear war.


However, it shows how Christian fanatics, especially evanglicals, team up with radical right-wing nationalists and now also call for conservative Christian axes. There are 80 million evangelicals in the United States, most of whom are fanatical and at the core of the Christian right, as well as Trump’s core voters. Although there may be some moderate evangelicals such as Rick Warren, who also accompanied Obama’s inauguration as a speaker, the majority are more arch-conservative, reactionary and right-wing radical. It is these 80 million US evangelicals that make up the real core of the Israeli lobby in the United States and also support Middle East politics as a lobby group alongside other actors such as AIPAC, Republicans and Democrats. Trump’s Jerusalem decision should also be seen from this perspective, as the Evangelicals want to use the US power and Israel, as Crusader army, to wage the holy war over the Holy Land and Jerusalem against Islam. While established Catholic and Protestant churches are shrinking, evangelical free churches are flourishing all over the United States, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Bolsanaro’s core electorate includes exactly those evanglicals, which is why Bolsanaro’s foreign ministers are now calling for an international Christian and conservative front.

It remains to be seen how European Christians will react to this Christian pact. While the German Christians are rather reserved here, the “Christians in the AfD” are rather a marginalia, Gloria von Thurn and Taxis together with Bishop Müller want to integrate in Steve Banon’s radical right-wing movement as arch-reactionary Christians in defense of the Christian West, hundreds of thousands of regressive Christians demonstrate in France against gay marriageand could easily be won over by the Front National, just as Catholic countries with a clerical-fascist past such as Italy, Hungary, Spain or Portugal could have a potential for this, as well as Catholic-nationalist Poland. Europe is now  secular, Eastern Europe partly atheistic or areligious, nevertheless one should not rule out the risk of radicalization of the still established churches, as well as a possible emergence of the evangelical free churches in Europe. Quite an option at the moment, but there is little in favor of it, but conversely, German Christianity is a special way and one should not believe that Pope Francis was already the end of the development and the decision of the 2nd Vatican Council was not irreversible.

Most leftists focused their criticism of religion primarily Eurocentric on European Christianity, the history of feudalism, the crusades, the burning of witches, the 30-year war of religion, anti-Semitism, colonialism and imperialism. On the one hand, this was logical, on the other hand, a cult of guilt was spread here, which relativized the criticism of other religions and religion in general or denounced it as neo-imperialist and Eurocentric. This overlooked the fact that outside of moderated European Christianity, which did not produce any political movement, reactionary religious forces were striving for political power everywhere in the world. For one thing, in the United States there are the 80 million fundamental Christian Evangelicals and religious rights who exert a wide influence on the Republican Party through their Political Action Committees, be it the reborn Bush Jr. Rick Samtorium, Ted Cruz or now under Trump Mike Pence as Vice President, who emphasizes that he is “Christian, Conservative and then Republican and excactly in that order”.

And the Religious Right, if there is any Religious Left, is more interested in abortion rights, home schooling, the new constellation of the Supreme Court  as rednecks and conservatives might be interested more in gun rights and tax cuts and supported Trump even if they knew that he was not as morally as theyare,  claim to be or not or that he is at their same level. Even the bus interview with the nephew of the Bush family with Trump and all his sexist and social Darwinist comments about the unlimited opportunities  grapping in the pussy of a woman when you are rich enough was not decisive for the Religious Right. As good Calvinists, anti-abortionist/pro life supporters and anti-Democrats they sticked to him in masses. And now after the “stolen election victory” and the storm on Capitol Hill,  the Religious Right tries to restart their activities to topple Biden and let a real Christian become the new president, even if it would be Trump.

However it will be a crude mixture between Trumpists, Religious Right and the QAnnon movement. The Christian Church is in danger to erode because of the sexual misuse scandals in their history and maybe at  present . However this is more the Catholic and Protesant church and not that much Evangelicals. However the question will be if QAnnon supporters attack allegedly pedophile satanistic elite societies like Hillary Clinton`s Pizza Gate, what will they say about sexual abuse and also pedophile abuse in the Religious Right? Will they also blame them or be silent and only attack moderate Christians as the real important sexual abusers. Maybe the Vatican is in the same pedophile ring as Hillary Clinton, Beijing- Biden and other Democrats and liberals are supposed to be. The polarized propaganda has not reached that point yet, but the Religious Right is exerting pressure on the Catholic Church and the Vatican to excommunicate Biden. Nice try, but will it work? It could also clear the positions, the fronts and could become a backlash for the Religious Right which they then would blame on their Catholic parts. With the ulterior motives to bring them over to the Evangelical Church of Trump and denounce Catholism, the remaining Catholic church and the Vatican as a foreign, satanistic, pedophile, left , globalist and international force against WASP America First, which is threatened by Democrats and liberals and other Antichrists while teaming up with the right winged Chinese opposition of the religious fundamentalist Falungong and China First tax exempting, Chinese dissident oligarch Guo Wengui which already with Steve Bannon denounces parts of the Chinese democratic opposition as Pastor Robert Fu as agents of the Beijing-Biden-Vatican- CPC United Front network and like the Falungong in the Epoch Times promotes its leader Li Hongzhi´s books like “How Satan controlls the world”. For the Religious Right Biden is the anti-Christ, Satan and therefore has to be excommunicated and toppled or be cured by excorcism..

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