In case you hadn't noticed, I call a spade a spade. Liberals don't like me. Conservatives don't like me. Fundamentalists especially have their issues with me. I could not care less. In college, I was voted the student most likely to say "I disagree". I'm not interested in being right so much as I'm interested in the truth, even when that truth is uncomfortable or unpopular. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Someone is actually promoting the theory that the Joplin tornadoes were God's retribution against America because of Obama's pronouncement to Israel on settling its borders with the Palestinians. Just so we're clear, this isn't about Obama. This is about the lunacy that seizes this country every time there is the suggestion that a country the size of a postage stamp should stop carving itself up into Jewish settlements. How easily we forget that there are Palestinian Christians living under occupation.
Such thinking is even more absurd than that of the evangelical preacher who warned us that the Rapture would begin at 6pm on May 21st.
For evangelicals and fundamentalists to believe such garbage is one thing. Think of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima and Akita. In fact, in all of the apparitions or revelations of Our Lord and Our Lady over the past few centuries, have either of them ever even mentioned Israel? Is there anything in the New Testament to suggest that God holds the Jewish state in such high esteem that He would inflict punishment on her behalf? On a CATHOLIC hospital no less???
It's not a popular position to take in this country to say anything remotely critical of Israel, but when someone is stupid enough to suggest that a tornado that destroyed a CATHOLIC hospital was God's retribution on behalf of a Jewish theocracy, I'm not going to be quiet about it.
My allegiance is to the Holy Trinity. Not the president, not the government and certainly not to any political ideology. I apologize to no one for it.
St. Pius X, pray for us