This morning on radio Glenn played audio of a Catholic priest issuing an incredible statement against socialism. While Fr. Andrew gave a traditional prayer to open his remarks at the 2012 Colorado Republican State Assembly and Convention, he quickly changed his message to one with much more political and social undertones.
"This is an issue between democracy and socialism. Now when we talk about socialism that sounds politically incorrect but as a Catholic I earned a free pass to talk about socialism because others who had stood with us have died died at the hands of the socialists for the past two centuries."
"And we know a little something about religious persecution and I'd like to share a few reflection. The first is whenever we have a religious liberties stopped it is a hallmark of socialism and will not be compatible with Christianity for two reason. Personal choice, and private property. Personal choice has to do with the personal conscious because you're responsible and accountable for all the things that God has given to us. That allows us to private property so we can than generous and return it to Lord and savior. Government, socialists, socialists want to take that responsibility away from us."
"That goes against our religion. We see -- we believe conscience and private property are not human ideas. They come from God. Not from humans."
"Socialists do not accept biblical truth. They do not understand natural law. You see we believe these are from our creator endowing with the life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Sounds familiar? It should because they are framed in our constitution. Therefore we know that socialism will never be compatible with our democracy the way we have it. As we face this third century of this threat I as a Catholic invite everyone of conscious to join us in this fight to join in fight against our religious liberty."
You can catch all the remarks in the full video below:
The segment starts around the 2 minute mark.
Glenn urged listeners to pass this along to their priests and ministers. He also said this kind of courage would be on display at Indivisible in Dallas, TX on Friday July 27th (you can get your tickets to that event HERE.)