Today's post in ALL co-founder Judie Brown's Straight Talk On Life column is about Nancy Pelosi. It's pretty standard right-wing Pelosi-bashing - according to Brown, the Speaker of the House is "nothing more than an arrogant woman who chooses to flaunt her pro-abortion position while claiming she is a Catholic in good standing". Brown calls Pelosi "Granny Nancy" and says that her statements about the differences of opinion throughout church history on the question of when life begins are "literally akin to slapping Christ Himself in the face". (Melodramatic much?) But it was this gem at the end of the piece that really caught my eye:
It’s time to lay down the law in a way that Pelosi— and the American public—will understand. Pelosi needs to be publicly excommunicated with the unanimous agreement of the entire U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
This is why I believe the following tongue-in-cheek tale is so very appropriate. Oh, and in case I didn’t mention it, this bit of humor was sent to me by one of my favorite Catholic priests, who is extremely witty and quite joyful:
The pope and Nancy Pelosi are on stage in front of a huge crowd…
The pope leans towards Mrs. Pelosi and says, “Do you know that, with one little wave of my hand, I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, like that of your followers, but go deep into their hearts, and for the rest of their lives, whenever they speak of this day, they will rejoice!”
Pelosi replied, “I seriously doubt that; with one little wave of your hand? Show me.”
So the pope slapped her.
Surely nobody could be better at showing all of us what it really means to respect life than a person who would gleefully pass along a "joke" about a woman being assaulted by a man in front of a cheering crowd. (This joke is also pretty insulting to the pope, but I guess Judie Brown feels that she's an awesome enough Catholic to get away with it.) And of course it's well known how much Christ himself enjoyed a good joke about violence against women, right? Judie, you're an inspiration to us all.